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Program Will Help Some U.P. Students Get Ready For School

Hundreds of Michigan students will be getting personal attention to get ready for school. The Michigan Department of Education has announced 600 families will take part in the home visitation programs through the Great Start office. Students involved live in parts of the Upper Peninsula along with Muskegon, Calhoun, Ottawa, …

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GM CEO Looks Forward To Continued Strong Sales

GM CEO Mary Barra sees the current strong car sales environment sticking around for a while, even though some analysts are calling for a drop in sales. General Motors is testing self-driving vehicles on the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona. Through its autonomous technology company Cruise Automation, GM says it started …

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More Funding For Low-Income Students Called For

State Superintendent Brian Whiston has called for legislative action to help improve the funding needs for Michigan schools, based on the findings of a state-funded Education Finance Study. The study shows a disparity in funding between school districts in Michigan, as well as the effects of poverty on a child’s …

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Warm Great Lakes Could Affect Upcoming Seasons

How hot has it been? The water temperature of the Great Lakes is at its warmest since 2012. The warmest Great Lake is currently Lake Erie at 78.5 degrees. The warm water could be a sign that the state will avoid early frosts in the fall. But some say it …

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U of M Study Looks At Smoking And Mental Illness

A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that smoking greatly reduces life expectancy for people with serious mental illness. Researchers say those smokers cut 15 years off their lives, compared to people who have never smoked and don’t have mental illness. They also die ten years earlier than …

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