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General Motors is preparing to break ground on a new 400,000 square foot logistics center at its Grand River assembly plant.

MSU to study dioxin's impact on human health

Jul 11, 2013


Michigan State University is starting a new project to learn more about how certain environmental contaminants affect the human body.  MSU will use a $14-million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study dioxins, which form a large class of chemical compounds.

Neighbors in Action: Meals on Wheels

Jul 11, 2013
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For years, the well-recognized program Meals on Wheels, based in the Tri-County Office on Aging, has provided meals and other services for many of the area’s elderly and disabled.

Cycling to raise awareness of the deaf-blind community

Jul 11, 2013

DeWitt resident Janna Rowan is planning to cycle 1,200 miles to raise awareness for the deaf-blind community. The journey will take her from Michigan to Texas.

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A Sparrow Hospital official says a new alliance with the Mayo Clinic will benefit the community.

Lansing teen Taylor Taylor to play Common Ground

Jul 11, 2013
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At age eight, Lansing native Taylor Taylor asked for guitar lessons.  Since then she’s put her lessons to good use, pursuing a music career, performing all over Michigan and the U.S.

Current State # 124 | July 10, 2013

Jul 10, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, MSU's dioxin grant; Neighbors in Action features Meals on Wheels; cycling for the deaf/blind community; the Sparrow/Mayo Health Clinic parternship; and an interview with musician Taylor Taylor.