firefighters http://wkar.org en Bigger fireworks, bigger safety concerns http://wkar.org/post/bigger-fireworks-bigger-safety-concerns <p></p><p></p><p>We’re celebrating Independence Day as a nation tomorrow, and that means fireworks. Michigan relaxed its fireworks sales law in 2012, so there are now more roadside stands and large retailers hawking their wares. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:14:31 +0000 Kevin Lavery & Mark Bashore 56167 at http://wkar.org Bigger fireworks, bigger safety concerns Michigan firefighters weather budget cuts, seek better health care http://wkar.org/post/michigan-firefighters-weather-budget-cuts-seek-better-health-care <p></p><p>Today is September 11. &nbsp;It’s been 12 years since the horrible events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania that saw nearly 3,000 people die at the hands of terrorists. &nbsp;As Americans, we still feel unsettling emotions at the mere mention of the term “Nine-Eleven.” &nbsp;</p><p>We remember with pride, however, the selfless bravery of &nbsp;our first responders who rushed into harm’s way to save lives. &nbsp;While we still hold police and firefighters in high regard, those professions have weathered their share of hardships in the years since. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:52:26 +0000 Current State 42127 at http://wkar.org Michigan firefighters weather budget cuts, seek better health care