Barely a week ago, California voters approved changes to the state’s term limits law. California will now allow state lawmakers to serve up to a dozen years in one chamber before they are forced out of office. A Republican legislator in Michigan hopes this state will follow California’s example.
California’s old term limits law was similar to the one in Michigan that allows lawmakers no more than six years in the House and eight years in the Senate.
Economic gardening -- helping local entrepreneurs grow their own jobs rather than recruiting new workers from outside -- is building strong roots in Michigan. KI Technology Group recently took part in Michigan's economic gardening pilot program.
Sparrow Health System in Lansing is joining forces with one of the nation’s most renowned names in health care.
Sparrow Health System is the first in Michigan to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The alliance will give Sparrow caregivers and patients direct access to Mayo’s research and expertise. Sparrow joins four other U.S. health providers in the Mayo network.
Sparrow CEO Dennis Swan says his organization and the Mayo Clinic share core values.
The Ingham County clerk’s office is relying on thousands of paper records after IT personnel accidentally deleted electronic data late last month.
WKAR has learned that on May 25, technicians deleted expired electronic records in the Register of Deeds' computer system. Later they discovered the operation took out more than 130,000 records maintained by county clerk Mike Bryanton. Those include campaign finance data, births, deaths and weapons permits.
Bryanton downplays the impact on daily county business.
A Michigan State University scientist is the lead author of a paper that outlines MSU's work in manufacturing a protein that's showing promise as an effective agent against serious flu viruses. MSU performed the study in partnership with the Baker Laboratory at the University of Washington and the Wilson Lab at the Scripps Research Institute.
Tim Whitehead is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science as well as Biosystems Engineering at MSU. He spoke with WKAR's Melissa Benmark about the research.