Michigan

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Jesse Korman / Facebook/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest.

Gas pump photo
WKAR-MSU

AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about seven cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon.

City of Lansing seal and flags displayed
WKAR-MSU

A new Michigan law eliminates a requirement that teachers take the SAT, the standardized test commonly used in college admissions.

Rick Snyder
WKAR-MSU

Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage.

Doctor's office
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the state's second case of measles this year and warns the public of possible exposure to the contagious disease.

Pow Wow
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi / Facebook

Funding is available for K-12 schools, colleges and municipalities to defray the cost of projects that promote the history and role of Native Americans in Michigan.

bottle of pills
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Authorities in western Michigan are seeking help from the public in identifying the source of heroin that's linked to at least three recent overdose deaths.

Fountain of the Pioneers in Bronson Park
The City of Kalamazoo / Kalamazoo Arts

A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan's Kalamazoo.

Capitol building
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Dakota Carter was 4 years old when he found his calling inside his grandfather's garage.

Bonfire
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

Dry, windy conditions are expected to raise the wildfire risk this weekend in northern Michigan.

Golf
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The LPGA Tour has an official team event for the first time in its 69-year history.

Photo of Michigan apples.
courtesy / Michigan Apple Committee

Apple producers in Michigan have agreed to continue an advertising and promotion program for their industry.

Cars on freeway
WKAR-MSU

Officials say alcohol- and drug-related crashes remain a significant problem in Michigan even though a new report shows overall traffic deaths decreased 3 percent last year.

2018 Kids Count in Michigan: A Michigan Where All Kids Thrive
Courtesy / Michigan League For Public Policy

For more than a decade, proficiency skills among elementary students have been in steep decline, particularly in reading.  The 2018 Michigan Kids Count Data Book, released today by the Michigan League for Public Policy, sheds some light on the factors that influence a child's success in school. 


Classroom
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More than two million children live in Michigan.  Their health, education and overall well-being depends largely on where in this state they live.  The  2018 Kids Count Data Book takes a look at how Michigan kids are faring.  

 

WKAR's Scott Pohl and Kevin Lavery review the findings of the 2018 Michigan Kids Count Data Book.

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