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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to implement new technology for the state’s child welfare system.


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A new report finds more than 15,000 children in Michigan are homeless.  A study by the Michigan League for Public Policy and the University of Michigan indicates the number of homeless kids under age four is almost three times higher than what’s reported by Michigan’s shelter system.

 


Jamie Paisley

This weekend, the Jackson Symphony rounds out their season with a concert of two B’s: Bernstein and Beethoven. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley went to Jackson to attend the first rehearsal, and while there, met a very honest 10 year-old boy soprano.
 


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On this week's episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the repercussions of swill milk during the 1850's.


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Local health officials said an Ingham County man is currently being monitored for a rare-condition that causes polio-like symptoms.


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Two children have been wounded and a man shot to death outside a home on Detroit's east side.

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A recent report showing 1 in 7 children tested positive for lead poisoning two years ago in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park still represented an improvement over previous years, according to historic data.

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Michigan's child poverty rate decreased to about 21 percent in 2016, but disparities among racial groups remain.

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WKAR's Brooke Allen talked with Lansing Licensed Professional Counselor Karen Massoll about discussing the Las Vegas mass shooting with your children. Bottom line you have to acknowledge their fears and reassure their safety. 


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Authorities say a 19-month-old girl has died after being pulled from a canal near a home in suburban Detroit.

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