After a Wixom chrome plater released hexavalent chromium into sewers that lead to the Huron River, locals and activists are calling for tighter regulation to prevent future spills, if not an outright ban on nonessential uses of the toxic metal.
The state’s manufacturing heritage will help Michigan increase its role in high-tech semiconductor production, business leaders said, as President Biden will soon sign into law billions of dollars in production incentives.
Michigan’s clinics were already strained in March, before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal right to abortion, leaving abortion access to the states. Now, residents from states banning or limiting abortion are adding to Michigan’s wait.
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