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NewsRoom
3:30 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Wolf Season Opens In UP

Michigan’s controversial wolf hunting season is underway in the Upper Peninsula.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:54 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Current State #202 | November 14, 2013

Today on Current State: the "Pure Michigan Waste" campaign; a review of Dave Eggers' "The Circle"; an American Indian Tribe and the wolf hunt in Michigan; a one-woman play on bullying; and live Turkish music.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

On hunt’s eve Saginaw Chippewa’s to hold vigil for wolf

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is holding a candlelight vigil and sacred fire to honor the wolf.
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Tomorrow marks the opening day of Michigan’s first wolf hunt in nearly 40 years. The state has issued 1,200 hunting licenses to kill 43 wolves, all in the Upper Peninsula.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:04 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Michigan's recycling rate is lowest in Great Lakes region

Michigan's recycling rate is the lowest among the Great Lake States.
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At 20 percent, Michigan's recycling rate is 10 percent lower than the regional average.  Many people around the state are hoping to change that.  In 2012, Governor Rick Snyder identified increasing Michigan's recycling rates as a priority for his administration.  Michigan Recycling Coalition executive director Kerrin O'Brien discusses what a comprehensive recycling plan might include. 

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NewsRoom
4:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Wolf Hunt Foes Launch Second Petition Drive

A second ballot drive to outlaw wolf hunting in Michigan is underway.

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NewsRoom
4:11 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Wolf Hunt Foes Launch Second Petition Drive

A second ballot drive to outlaw wolf hunting in Michigan is under way.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:06 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Michigan's five Indian tribes set to challenge wolf hunt

Michigan state wildlife officials have tallied the wolf population in the state at 658 wolves with only 43 of those to be taken in the scheduled hunt.
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A controlled wolf hunt is scheduled to start this November in Michigan.  Opponents of the Upper Peninsula hunt were encouraged recently when they succeeded in securing a ballot proposal for next year that would end hunting and trapping in the state.

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NewsRoom
4:38 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

American Indian Tribes To Challenge Michigan Wolf Hunt

Five Michigan Indian tribes have decided to challenge the state’s decision to hold a wolf hunt in the western UP this coming fall.

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NewsRoom
5:38 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Wolf Hunt Law Headed For 2014 Ballot

Voters will decide the fate of a state law that allows wildlife officials to set wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula.

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NewsRoom
5:17 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Governor Snyder Approves Wolf Hunt

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill to give state wildlife officials more control over which species can be hunted in Michigan – and to permit wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula.

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NewsRoom
5:24 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

House Panel Holds Hearing On Measure To Bypass Wolf Hunt Referendum

A state House committee is holding a hearing on a measure that would change how hunting is managed in Michigan, and bypass a referendum on wolf hunting if it’s on the ballot next year.

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NewsRoom
4:13 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Senate Measure Could Bypass Wolf Hunt

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that would name the gray wolf and 38 other animals as game species in Michigan.

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NewsRoom
6:05 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Senate Legislation Would Circumvent Wolf Hunt Challenge

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The campaign to block wolf hunting in Michigan was dealt a setback Thursday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:40 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

What’s next for debate over wolf hunting?

With the law passed last December, Michigan may face its first wolf-hunting open season this year.
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Last December, the Michigan Legislature approved a bill that classified the gray wolf as a “game species.”  The act cleared the way for a debate over whether wolves should be hunted for sport.  There are fewer than one-thousand wolves in the state’s Upper Peninsula, and groups opposed to a hunting season want to see that population survive.  Last week, the group “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” submitted more than 253,000 signatures to the Michigan Secretary of State in a bid to put the wolf hunting question on the ballot in 2014.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Coalition Seeks To Reverse Wolf Hunt Law

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A coalition of animal rights groups and American Indian tribes is trying to reverse the new state law that allows a wolf hunting season in the Upper Peninsula.

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NewsRoom
9:17 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Michigan Is Closer To Wolf Hunting Under New Law

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A Michigan commission now has the authority to establish hunting seasons for the gray wolf under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

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NewsRoom
11:30 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Most Michigan Residents Value Wolves

A big majority of Michigan residents value having wolves in our state.  A small minority, though, mostly in the Upper Peninsula, would like to see a wolf hunting season.

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