The University of Michigan is researching how communities can best adapt to high fluctuations in the water levels of the Great Lakes. The University is awarding grants of $10,000 each to seven teams of researchers around the region. Program spokesperson John Callewaert says only a few years ago the lakes had reached historically low levels,..
Officials with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments are asking the US Environmental Protection Agency to maintain current national ozone standards. The Council wrote a letter to the EPA saying stricter regulations could hurt industries economically without achieving any additional environmental benefits. Air Quality Specialist Joan Weidner says industries are already adapting to tougher..
This week Detroit city retirees begin to see reductions in pension benefits -- cuts enacted as part of Detroit’s exit from bankruptcy. Most retirees will see a 4.5 percent cut to their monthly pension payments. Some could see as much as a 20 percent cut in their monthly check as the city seeks to gain back interest..
Wikimedia Commons AAA Michigan says gas prices in the state are down 11 cents this week. That’ s the first drop Michigan has seen in six weeks. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz says the average gas price is significantly lower than at this time last year. “We’re a $1.49 less than this same time last year,” Hiltz..
Xavierrap23/Creative Commons Washtenaw County residents have an opportunity to comment on possible changes to the county’s clean indoor-air regulation. Officials are considering adding e-cigarettes to an indoor-smoking ban. Sharon Sheldon is the Program Administrator for the Disease Prevention Division at Washtenaw County Public Health. She says the current regulation is unclear on whether e-cigarettes are..
Washtenaw County is holding a public hearing next week to listen to residents about whether e-cigarettes should be added to an indoor smoking ban. Sharon Sheldon is the Program Administrator for the Disease Prevention Division at Washtenaw County Public Health. She spoke with WDET’s Bre’Anna Tinsley. Wikimedia Commons The public hearing will be held at..
Michigan has selected six finalists to fill the position of State Superintendent of the state’s schools. Current Superintendent Mike Flanagan will retire from the position in July. Michigan’s education system has had its highs and lows over the last few years. While high school graduation rates have been increasing, fourth grade reading proficiency ranks..
The Charles H- Wright Museum of African American History is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this month. Throughout the last five decades the museum of has had groundbreaking programs such as, Without Sanctuary, an exhibit about lynchings in the American South, and, Visions Of Our 44th President, the Wright Museum's first national traveling exhibit. LaNesha De-Bar-delaben is the Vice President of Community..
Edmund Pettus CC President Obama will be joined by nearly 100 members of Congress in Selma, Alabama Saturday to honor the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. That’s when Alabama State Troopers attacked Civil Rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965. Among the legislators attending anniversary events is Michigan 14th District Representative..
Most NFL teams are preparing to scour the free agent market for new players. But the Detroit Lions have already locked up the man who kicked the longest field goal in the history of the league. Kicker Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal in 2013 as a member of the..