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Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Bill Clears Senate Committee

Bills that allow faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan to deny services to certain potential adoptive parents, without fear of losing state money, has cleared a state Senate committee. The Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee voted 4-to-1 Wednesday to send the bills to the full Senate, over the objections …

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Spring weather has bears, other wildlife on the move

Spring is here, which brings warmer temperatures, longer days and wildlife emerging from their winter homes. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that black bears are among those animals that are now awake and have left their dens. At this time of the year, wildlife officials receive many …

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Trail #3 Washed Out

The Keweenaw ATV Club is letting people know that Trail Number 3 has washed out between M26 and Norman’s Road, on the North side of Lake Linden. The trail will remain closed until the washout is repaired or a reroute can be established.

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Detroit Zoo To Use Animal Manure For Fuel

See the full story at http://abcnews.go.com/US/detroit-zoo-plans-turn-animal-waste-energy/story?id=30462027 The Detroit Zoo is planning to turn a major byproduct of its animal inhabitants into renewable energy. The Detroit Zoological Society and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation launched a crowdfunding campaign on Monday to build an energy-producing biodigester at the zoo. The biodigester will turn 400 tons of …

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Wolf-Moose Study At Crossroads

Wolf-Moose Study At Crossroads   The study on Isle Royale began more than 50 years ago—put wolves and moose on a relatively isolated island and see how they interact. For a while, both populations did well as researchers studied the relationship between predators and their prey. But as the wolf …

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Group Battles Hunger In The U.P.

According to Feeding America, the percentage of people struggling with hunger has increased in the Upper Peninsula for the first time in five years. More than 330,000 people are at risk of hunger in the U.P. and in the western Lower Peninsula. A third of those at risk of hunger …

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Michigan fire season builds during Wildfire Prevention Week

Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring – April, May and June. According to the Department of Natural Resources, which is responsible for wildland fire protection on 30 million acres of state and private land, April is when wildfires start becoming a problem. The DNR is using the state’s annual …

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Bill Would Allow Drinking On A Pedal Pub

A bill allowing people biking on a pedal pub to drink beer or wine en route to their next stop is due before a House committee this week. Right now if you take a pedal pub tour in Grand Rapids, Midland, Marquette or Traverse City you bike as a group …

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