Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI - (MPRN) A state commission has identified regions bordering Lake Michigan and Lake Huron as the most promising zones in Michigan to locate wind farms. The regions are the northern tip of the Thumb, and areas north and south of Grand Traverse Bay in northwest Michigan.
The report by the Michigan Wind Energy Resource Zone board also identifies more land near the Lake Michigan shoreline and in the Thumb, as well as the Upper Peninsula's Keewanau Peninsula as areas with potential.
Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (MPRN) - Michigan Senate Republicans put drug company immunity legislation on the backburner Tuesday, delaying action until October.
State Senate Democrats say the G-O-P was showing cowardice by further delaying a vote on the legislation. The bills would repeal the law protecting pharmaceutical companies from being sued over F-D-A-approved drugs.
Romulus, MI – Romulus, MI (AP) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has announced an additional $49 million in federal aid to help Michigan workers who lose their jobs because of foreign trade. The announcement comes Tuesday as Solis and other cabinet officials are touring Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The region has been hard hit by the loss of automotive and other manufacturing jobs.
Solis made the announcement at a General Motors Corp. plant in Romulus. GM filed for bankruptcy this week.
East Lansing, MI – East Lansing, MI (WKAR) - The Lansing School District is meeting Tuesday evening to discuss how to address its growing budget deficit. School Board President Hugh Clarke says changing state rules on paying for all-day Kindergarten could add several million dollars to the district's tab. Lansing also expects enrollment to fall by up to a thousand next year. That means millions fewer state dollars. District planners now expect a deficit as high as $18-million.
CHICAGO (AP) – CHICAGO (AP) - Researchers are finding a persistent decline in the rate of Americans -- especially children -- who are newly diagnosed with depression. But that doesn't mean there are fewer cases of it.
The decline followed the first federal warning on risks connected with antidepressant drugs. And the researchers believe that the warning may have helped reverse a five-year trend of rising rates of diagnosis for depression.