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Meningitis Vaccinations Encouraged

With college starting in just over a month for thousands of Michigan students, the state Medical Society and Health Department is urging young people to make sure they are immunized against meningitis B. The push for the vaccinations comes just a week after Central Michigan University senior Kristy Malter died …

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Gas Prices Drop Considerably

Gas prices have taken a tumble over the past week. AAA Michigan says the latest statewide average is around $2.24 a gallon, down eleven cents from the previous week and 41 cents from this time last year. That was the third-largest weekly drop among U.S. states last week, behind Indiana …

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Schuette To Appeal Ruling On Straight-Party Voting Ban

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that blocks the state’s new ban on straight-party voting. The judge says the law strikes at the rights of blacks who tend to vote for Democrats with a single mark on the ballot. House Speaker Kevin Cotter disagrees …

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Some Seniors May See Massive Insurance Premium Hike

The cost of health insurance is about to go up for hundreds of thousands of Michiganders at the start of next year, and the rate increase could be significant for the elderly. That’s Paul Sizeland with Blue Cross Blue Shield. He says some subsidies for low-income seniors are available through …

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Summer Heat Can Kill Your Car Battery

A new report from AAA has suggested technology is to blame for a record breaking number of stranded motorists. Dead Batteries, Flat Tires and Key Problems lead to 32 million stranded drivers in 2015. Public Affairs Specialist Gary Bubar says the warmer weather can also take a toll on your …

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New Rules Require Sign Language Interpreters

New rules for the use of sign language interpreters are now in effect to ensure Michigan residents who are deaf and deafblind are able to access important information in environments such as courtrooms, doctor’s offices and hospitals. That’s Vicki Levengood with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. She says interpreters …

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Enbridge Fined $176 Million For Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

$176 million –the total amount of the settlement reached by Enbridge Energy Partners for their role in the most expensive oil spill in U.S. history and other spills and violations. The settlement was announced by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice over a ruptured pipeline in 2010 …

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