Michigan

Michigan State Golf Programs Foster “Family” Traditions, Through Bonds and Building

Dec 14, 2017
MSU Athletics

The Spartan golf teams have done things differently for decades, creating unity between the men’s and women’s players in a sport known for individuality.

Forest
MSU.EDU

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded grants totaling $90,525 for urban forestry projects around the state.

clock tower and moon
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The human body’s circadian rhythm – our inner clock -- regulates our sleep cycle, digestion and temperature.  All those functions can be heavily impacted by sunlight.  In the winter, people who live in the more northerly latitudes like Michigan sometimes feel a bit unhappy when the skies grow dark.  The condition is aptly named SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder.

 


MLive

Governor Rick Snyder is personally lobbying lawmakers to adopt an overhaul of how local government pensions are managed. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, he faces a tough sales job.


Twitter

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has called out Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio via Twitter today. 

"Saw Coach D comments on continuing to "focus" on how "he" can beat Michigan. Congrats on turning around a 3-9 team, plagued with off field issues," Harbaugh wrote. "Good for BIG to have him back."

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Are you a Michigander or a Michiganian? A new state law favors using the term Michigander.

If you'd like a diagnosis of your Michigan community's fiscal health, a new website can help.

Deputy Brian Webb / Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with law enforcement about new saliva tests being used to test for drugs. She separated fact from fiction with a Washtenaw county Sheriff Deputy. 


truck and bridge
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The day of the driverless car is gaining ground.  Fast. 

 

What was once a science fiction fantasy is exploding into a legitimate industry.  Connected vehicles have caught the attention of such companies as Tesla, Uber and even Google.  Now, add the U.S. military to that list.  In Michigan, an Army research and development lab is experimenting with cargo hauling trucks to learn how to run automated supply convoys.  The goal is to save time, fuel and human lives.  

 


WKAR file photo

The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps is looking for a few good experts in internet security. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, the law creating the cyber-security team takes effect Thursday.


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Courtesy / U.S. House of Representatives

A grassroots group that’s trying to reform Michigan’s political redistricting process has reached a milestone. 

 


Vaccine photo
Pan American Health Organization PAHO / Flickr Creative Commons

Premiums will rise an average of 27 percent for the hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents who buy their own health insurance.

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Michigan needs to create more opportunities for kids of color. That’s according to advocates after a new report was released Tuesday. The report shows that African-American kids in Michigan fare worse in areas like education than in any other state. 

Dentist
Flickr/Creative Commons

Michigan would authorize and license midlevel "dental therapists" to do work now performed by dentists under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

Beer Bottles
WKAR File Photo

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has voted to lift a longstanding rule prohibiting liquor stores from operating within a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) of each other.

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