Patients would no longer have to sign a consent form to take an HIV test under a bill on the state House floor. The measure was approved by the House Health Policy committee last week, but not without some debate.
AUDIO: Supporters of the measure to eliminate the paperwork say it would make the process of HIV testing easier and less disconcerting for people.
UNDATED – Homes across America will begin receiving the 2010 census form in the mail this week. The census form is only ten questions long this year. Dichondra Johnson-Gieger with the Lansing census bureau office says it should take just a few minutes to fill out and return with the provided, postage-paid envelope.
The official count day is April 1st. Johnson-Gieger advises people not to wait, though.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State has earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament's Midwest Region and a first-round matchup against 12th-seeded New Mexico State.
The game will be Friday in Spokane, Wash.
Last year's NCAA runner-up stretched its string of NCAA tournament bids to 13, all under coach Tom Izzo. That is the third-longest streak in the nation behind Kansas and Duke. The Spartans (24-8) earned an at-large berth this season after sharing the Big Ten regular-season title with Ohio State and Purdue.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero, igniting a battle for union endorsements in the race.
The state AFL-CIO represents over 600,000 active and retired members in 59 unions throughout Michigan, including the United Auto Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
LANSING, MI – Lieutenant Governor John Cherry says it's critical that everyone in Michigan fill out and return the US Census forms. The forms should arrive in mailboxes next week.
The census results will determine whether Michigan loses a seat in Congress. And it will also determine how much money Michigan gets from the federal government for roads, schools, welfare, and job training. Cherry says the state could lose $10,000 in state funds for every person who isn't counted.