Current State #185 | October 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

Today on Current State: Gov. Snyder shuts down the NERD fund; Haven House; Lansing city council member Tina Houghton; and a breakthrough in nuclear fusion.

Gov. Snyder dissolves NERD Fund, won't reveal donors

Oct 23, 2013
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After weeks of pointed criticism, the Snyder administration announced on Monday that it would shut down its so-called NERD fund. The “New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify" Fund was not legally obligated to disclose its donors.

Neighbors in Action: Haven House

Oct 23, 2013
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature Haven House.


Our Election 2013 coverage continues today with a look at the campaign for Lansing City Council in the second ward. Incumbent Tina Houghton is challenged by newcomer Charles Hoffmeyer.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Achieving nuclear fusion has proven to be elusive for generations of scientists. According to the BBC, American scientists have brought us one step closer to nuclear fusion's becoming a viable source of clean energy.