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Brace yourselves Michigan, our short-lived stint of spring weather is expected to come to a blistering end this weekend. The National Weather Service's winter storm watch that included six thumb area counties along and north of I-69 has now expanded to 10, and communities like Gaylord and Alpena in ...
As Michiganders soak up the sunshine on this warm and windy day, a winter storm watch is in effect for six mid-Michigan counties. Bay, Huron, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola all could get hit with more than a half-inch of accumulating ice on Saturday into Sunday morning with strong wind gusts ...

... cursor over the graphic to see the underlying numbers. The cancer mortality rates indicate number of deaths per 100,000 residents. Below is an interactive map comparing Michigan counties by their 2014 age-adjusted cancer mortality rates, as calculated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Michigan county
A map released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services showing Lyme disease risks by county for 2018. Livingston County was added to the red zone, which shows counties with known risks, and several others were added to the list of counties with potential risks.( Courtesy of MDHHS ). Michigan county
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request for a physical and economic disaster declaration for four Michigan counties. The declaration means residents and businesses affected by severe flooding in February are eligible to ...
A Monroe County woman is on the wrong side of the law for her involvement with an animal scheme. 39-year-old Vanessa Young, 39 of Dundee is charged with felony defrauding with false pretenses,.which carries a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, or up to 3 times the value of money or ...

MT. CLEMENS, Mich. (CN) – A Michigan judge ruled Tuesday that a county clerk was not eligible to run and must be removed from office because she didn't prove that she actually lived in the county when she filed her election paperwork. “In order to be a resident of Macomb County, you have to actually ...
That constantly shifting balance is part of everyday life in Cheboygan County, an area about 250 miles north of Detroit with natural assets but just as many economic roadblocks. Perhaps that's why the county rated as the most average of the thousands of communities surveyed for U.S. News' Healthiest ...
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued $500,000 in grants to health departments fighting a hepatitis A outbreak. Health officials say Kalamazoo County and Kent County are among 25 county health departments getting the $500,000 grant. “This has been the largest person-to-person ...
Below is a look at the latest data on life expectancy in each Michigan county compared to 1980. First is an online database that allows you to quickly look up the numbers for any county. Life expectancy by Michigan county, 1980 compared to 2014. Below is a ranking of Michigan's 83 counties by life ...
LANSING - The state Department of Natural Resources has banned open burning in 15 mid-Michigan counties because of dry conditions. The ban prohibits the burning of leaves and debris and includes burn barrels and other types of open burning. The DNR says the likelihood of fire spreading out of ...
The U.S. Census has released new numbers showing the fastest growing counties in Michigan last year. The Census shows population growth among Michigan counties, while the state itself saw just under 29,000 people added from 2016 to 2017. Related: Study ranks best places to live in Metro Detroit ...
The attorney that presented the proposal in Branch County said there has been a 61 percent increase in Branch County prescriptions since 2009. The fight against the opioid emergency now has more than 40 Michigan counties and cities joining a lawsuit. Andrew Birge, the U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Michigan, ...
Bookended by two orange construction barrels, Governor Snyder signed a law that will help Michigan roads make the grade. With the law being signed Tuesday, every county in the state will receive more money towards road budgets. Including 420,000 in Wexford County. Wexford County Road ...
OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — The county health rankings are now in for 2018 and Ottawa County has taken the #1 spot for the 4th year in a row. Ottawa County is the healthiest county in all of Michigan. The ranking is based on medical care, jobs, housing, education, and more. It also says that the strengths ...
DNR warns of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan counties. The DNR is warning hunters and people living in specific Michigan counties to be aware of Chronic Wasting Disease affecting the deer population. Author: Nina DeSarro. Published: 4:53 PM EDT March 15, 2018. Updated: 7:06 PM EDT March 15, 2018.
Todd Faulkner, 45, shows the survey marker that inspectors use to monitor whether a giant sinkhole in Fraser, Mich., has moved his house. (Noah Bierman / Los Angeles Times). Warnings begin as soon as you arrive. Beware of the potholes. They're everywhere in this Michigan city near Detroit, rattling ...

The first five years of a child's life are critical to their growth and development. Numerous studies have shown brain development and the experiences and relationships children have during this time impact their success later in life. We also know that laying a strong foundation in these first five years is ...
Commuting around downtown by bicycle is a common occurrence in Ann Arbor. (Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.com). BY JULIE MACK. Michigan workers have a slightly shorter commute than the national average, and they also are more likely to drive to their jobs vs. walking, biking or using mass ...
A number of counties are struggling with public pension debt. But overall, northern Michigan counties tend to have better balance sheets, with less debt per capita and fewer long-term pension problems, according to financial data analyzed by the state treasury department. Several downstate counties ...
Michigan has seen a 25% increase in concealed pistol licenses in 14 months, when state law changed to make it easier to get a CPL. A total of 621,327 Michigan residents had a concealed pistol license as of Feb. 1 compared to 497,016 as of Dec. 1, 2016, according to Michigan State Police data. Dec.
A number of counties are struggling with public pension debt. But overall, northern Michigan counties tend to have better balance sheets, with less debt per capita and fewer long-term pension problems, according to financial data analyzed by the state treasury department. Several downstate counties ...
"In fact, one in four St. Clair County 11th graders have used an electronic vapor product in the last 30 days," she said, quoting the 2015-16 St. Clair County Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth Survey. The county is doing better in some areas than the rest of state, according to the email. St. Clair County has ...
They're everywhere in this Michigan city near Detroit, rattling travelers' teeth and popping tires, making for a lunar-like obstacle course. Local television newscasters hand out gift cards for tire repairs amid their reports on banged wheel rims and stranded motorists. “POTHELL!!” blared a recent headline in ...
A stretch of Lindbergh Drive in Lansing was completely submerged in flood water from the Red Cedar River after heavy rains and melting snow in late February. Credit Bryce Huffman / Michigan Radio. Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster for 17 counties and two cities hit hard by recent flooding ...
Several northern Michigan counties ranked highest in new health report (Photo courtesy of countyhealthrankings.org). AA. NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- There are mixed results in northern Michigan for health rankings by county. Five northern Michigan counties finished in the top portion of the state for ...
H. Douglas Chaffin has been President and CEO of Monroe Bank & Trust and MBT Financial Corp. since April of 2004, and is responsible for all aspects of the bank's performance. Before joining MBT in July of 2001, Mr. Chaffin held executive positions with Huntington National Bank and First Michigan ...
University of Michigan graduate Pedro Cooper, of Detroit, rises his arms as he stands in the crowd before the start of commencement ceremonies at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Cooper graduated with a dual degree in sociology and aerospace engineering. Melanie Maxwell | The Ann ...
A plan to raise $1.7 billion in transit taxes to support a regional transit plan for Southeast Michigan was quashed by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Patterson said in his state of the county address on Wednesday he would oppose asking voters across all of Oakland County to help fund a ...
It's probably no surprise that Oakland County ranks first in average wages for full-time workers in Michigan, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But after that, the ranking of Michigan's 83 counties on this particular metric is somewhat surprising. For instance, Livingston and Leelanau ...
Look up the average full-time wage in your Michigan county. Updated February 7, 2018 at 8:31 AM ; Posted February 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM. File photo of Autodie, a Grand Rapids tool and die shop. (Daytona Niles | MLive.com). Comment. 0 shares. By Julie Mack · jmack1@mlive.com. Full-time workers in Michigan had an ...
Larry Nassar on Monday apologized to the court as part of his sentencing hearing in Eaton County, Michigan, saying that the victim impact statements had ... He pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County in Michigan and was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison two ...
The FCC has Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rules and policies for radio broadcasters that prohibit discrimination in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or gender by broadcasters. The rules specifically for MVPDs also prohibit discrimination in hiring on the basis of age. The EEO rules require ...
Nassar, the longtime former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and faculty member at Michigan State University, will return to court Wednesday morning for sentencing in Eaton County, Michigan, where he has pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual conduct. The Michigan attorney general's office ...
“Since 2011, the Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency has faced $12.7 million in reductions to our formula allocation of federal workforce funds,” Jennifer Llewellyn, manager of Oakland County Workforce Development, said. “Unfortunately, we are a victim of our own success. As Oakland County's ...
BALDWIN, MICH. - A new report from 24/7 Wall St. shows Lake County is the poorest county in the state, despite being a summer destination which attracts thousands of visitors per year. Unemployment in Lake County is around 6.9% according to November 2017 numbers. That's far higher than the 4% ...
INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- There are reports that a fireball meteor was spotted across several counties in Michigan. There have also been reports of an explosion. Ingham County Officials say there is no indication that anything landed on the ground or caused any damage. It's likely that the boom ...
This post ranks Michigan's 83 counties by the number by the number of residents employed in manufacturing based on the U.S. Census Bureau's five-year average for 2012-16. This post uses the Census data to allow comparisons back to 1970. Before getting into the rankings, we'll begin with an online ...
Police in St. Joseph County, Michigan are crediting children with tipping them off to a meth lab. Investigators say the kids were playing along Wakeman Road in Mendon Township when they came across suspicious trash. The kids then took it home to their parents, who contacted police. Officers later located a meth lab and ...
The manufacturing sector remains Michigan's largest employer, according to the most recent data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 621,471 Michiganders worked in manufacturing in June 2017, which is about 13 percent of the state's workforce. Manufacturing workers had an average ...
Five Michigan counties are suing drug makers and pharmacies for what they call a "national epidemic of chemical addiction in the United States." Federal lawsuits were filed on Jan. 8 by Crawford, Leelanau, Mason, Manistee and Marquette counties. They are joining nearly a dozen other Michigan cities ...
The Upper Peninsula is home to nine of the 10 Michigan counties with the highest proportion of workers on a government payroll. The only exception: Ingham County, which is the state capital and ranks No. 6 behind Chippewa, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Mackinac and Luce counties, according to the U.S. ...
See percentage of workers in public sector in your Michigan county. Updated January 8, 2018 at 7:34 AM ; Posted January 8, 2018 at 7:30 AM. MLive file photo from 2015 of Grand Rapids city worker clearing snow on Lincoln Avenue NW. About 10 percent of Michigan workers are employed by federal, state or local ...
Hundreds of University of Michigan-Flint graduates crossed the stage on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 during the winter commencement ceremony. Roberto Acosta | MLive.com. BY JULIE MACK. In 2016, 28% of Michigan adults age 25 and older had at least a bachelor's degree, according to the most recent U.S. ...
Michigan State University Extension has an excellent paper on the topic, titled “Mandated Services and Offices in Michigan County Government”. The full paper is available on the website of the MSUE Center for Local Government Finance and Policy. The first version was written many years ago by Dr. Lynn ...
This time of year, many Michiganders are busy buying gifts. While you are out there spending your funds on thoughtful presents for your loved ones, you might want to use your wallet to support some local business owners. Here is a look at just one of the adorable, quirky local shops you can find in each of ...
Toys for Tots collection drives are taking place almost everywhere in Mid-Michigan, except Midland County. "There is one in Saginaw. There is one in Bay County. And there's some in other surrounding communities, but in Midland there is not one," said Kent Aloia, coordinator of Bay County's Toys for Tots.
LANSING, Mich. — New work requirements for people who are on federal food assistance are being expanded to include 10 more Michigan counties. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) says able-bodied adults without dependents in the affected counties will be required to ...
Almost 43% percent of Michigan women who gave birth in 2015 were unmarried, a record high and up from 24% in 1989, according to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This post ranks Michigan's 83 counties by the proportion of births to unwed mothers, using Kids Count ...
Michigan had almost 900,000 child support cases in 2015, which is equivalent to 38% of the state's population age 19 and under, according to state data. And about 21% of all Michigan children are owed unpaid child support, shows additional data collected by Kids Count, a nationwide initiative by the ...


 

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