A record number of people in Michigan are voting absentee this election, but many people are still planning to vote in-person at the polls. So the question is: Is it safe to vote at your local precinct during the pandemic? Click on the audio player to hear WDET's Pat Batcheller interview Laura Herberg about pandemic safety..
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the Michigan Environmental Council and Nature Conservancy of Michigan as opponents of Proposal 1. Both support the measure. We apologize for the error. -- PB Michigan voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to let the state spend more money developing recreational facilities. Proposal 1 would amend..
Red Wings fans know Gordie Howe was "Mr. Hockey." Steve Yzerman was "The Captain." Mike Ilitch was just "Mr. I." But who was "Old Boot Nose?" One might be surprised to learn that was the nickname of Howe's high-scoring teammate, Sid Abel. One would not be surprised by how he earned it — during a..
The next time your mobile phone drops a call, the sun could be to blame. Solar activity, or "space weather," can interfere with a host of things people use or depend on every day, such as cellular phones, satellite communication, GPS and electrical power systems. The sun is about to enter a new cycle of increased..
A small cove next to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle is a popular launching spot for kayakers on the Detroit River. The Detroit Historical Society, which operates the museum, recently finished stabilizing the stream bank near the cove to make it easier for them to put their kayaks in the water. It's..
Two cities in Oakland County plan to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. First, they need to determine how much is already in the air and use that information as part of a larger effort to fight global warming and the negative effects it can have at the local level...
President Donald Trump wants the 2020 U.S census finished by Sept. 30. That's one month earlier than the Census Bureau had planned to fulfill its constitutional mandate to count every person in the country every 10 years. "I just fear it isn't going to be enough time." — Kerry Ebersole Singh, Michigan's 2020 census director...
Reporter's note: This story is dedicated to my beloved Louie, who died unexpectedly after a brief illness in July. Rest in peace, little buddy. — PB Unless your pet is sick or injured, it could be weeks before you can make an appointment with your veterinarian. Vets were unable to provide routine care during Michigan’s stay-at-home..
Volunteers will spread out across Detroit this summer to take the city's temperature — literally. A citizen-led science project will use specially designed sensors to measure heat and humidity differences in certain parts of Detroit. The goal is to identify and map what scientists call "urban heat islands." Jordan Larson According to the National Integrated..
The COVID-19 pandemic ended more than a decade of economic growth in the United States. From the end of the last recession in 2009 to the early part of 2020, most Americans benefited from that expansion. But research shows that a rising tide does not necessarily lift all boats. The University of Michigan and the..