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World Water Day At Michigan Tech

Temperatures outside may be barely warm enough to melt ice…but today is World Water Day! Michigan Tech will celebrate with several events beginning today and into next week. World Water Day began in 1993 and is meant to focus on ways to make a difference for the members of the …

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New Concussion Test For High School Players

The Michigan High School Athletic Association will begin a pilot program this fall using a new test to check for concussions in athletes. Executive Director Jack Roberts says anyone suspected of “getting their bell rung” will be asked to look at cards, or an iPad and read some numbers. The …

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Union Backing Proposal One

The state’s largest union has joined the yes vote campaign to fix Michigan’s roads with a one-cent sales tax increase. AFL-CIO President Karla Swift says it’s not everyday that business and labor agree on major economic issues, but this is an area where it’s easy to find common ground. Republican …

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New Agency To Oversee State’s Energy Programs

Governor Rick Snyder has signed an executive order creating a new agency to coordinate the state’s energy programs. Valerie Brader, Snyder’s top aide on energy matters, will lead the new Michigan Agency for Energy which will focus on coordinating efforts and decisions as the state looks to replace retiring coal-fired …

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‘Choose-Life” License Plate Approved

The Michigan Senate has approved a bill creating a “choose life” license plate in Michigan. Under the measure most of the money raised from sales of the state-sponsored plate would go to abortion alternatives like crisis pregnancy centers run by Right to Life and other anti-abortion organizations. A Democrat-sponsored proposed …

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Faith-Based Adoption Bill Approved By State House

Faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan which claim a religious exemption would be allowed to decline services to certain potential adoptive parents without risk of losing taxpayer funding, under bills approved by the Michigan House Wednesday. Votes on the Republican-sponsored bills were mostly along party lines. All three bills passed by …

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Pure Michigan Television Ad Campaign Begins

Michigan‘s spring tourism advertising campaign has been launched on national network and cable TV. The Pure Michigan Campaign national ad budget is $12 million dollars this year, including $2 million contributed by four partners: Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Great Lakes Bay Region, and Traverse City. David West, Vice President of Travel …

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New State Board Of Education Superintendent

The State Board of Education is offering the job as the state’s next superintendent to Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston. The board voted 7-to-1 Wednesday afternoon to offer Whiston the contract. He will replace current state superintendent Mike Flanagan, who is retiring in June. Whiston served as a lobbyist …

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Special Enrollment Period Open For Health Insurance Marketplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2015   Health Insurance Marketplace Opens Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season Eligible consumers have from March 15 through April 30 to enroll in coverage   A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the health insurance marketplace opens on March 15, 2015.  This SEP is for …

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Benishek Questions VA Officials

Dr. Benishek: Lack of Transparency at VA is Unacceptable Answers from VA Officials at Hearing Demonstrates Problems Still Exist  Washington, D.C.- Yesterday evening, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on the public release of findings from internal VA investigations.  Testimony was given by the VA Inspector General’s Chief …

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