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Current State #246 | February 3, 2014

Feb 3, 2014

Today on Current State: A propane shortage; MSU's oldest employee is retiring; the Prison Creative Arts Project and Potter Park Zoo's newest resident.

Flickr - jackcarrozzo

Thousands of Michigan households and businesses that use propane gas continue to be squeezed by a shortage of the fuel.

Arts initiative fosters creativity behind bars

Feb 3, 2014
Courtesy of P-CAP

Starting next week, artwork from all over the state will be featured in the University of Michigan’s "Atonement" exhibition. The artists participating in this exhibit are all connected by a shared aspect of their past - all the artists were at one time incarcerated.

Looking back on 50 years at MSU

Feb 3, 2014
WKAR/Joe Linstroth

Ron Flinn, the vice president for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at MSU, is retiring in December after more than 50 years on campus.

Courtesy of Potter Park Zoo

A baby moose has moved into Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo. Willow the moose was orphaned in Alaska when her mother died after being hit by a car. When that sort of thing happens, wildlife officials in Alaska arrange to send the orphaned animal to a zoo. Lansing has been hoping to get a baby moose for about a year, and when the call came in, the zoo was ready to act.