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 Michigan Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit that sought to disqualify gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley from the general election ballot because of his alleged crimes in Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
If you are suicidal or otherwise in a mental health crisis, you can now call or text 988 to connect with a trained counselor at a nearby crisis center. It’s an alternative to 911, which often involves police and can sometimes escalate a crisis.
Information used to map the Great Lakes lakebottom is so sparse in some areas, you could hide entire cities in the space between data points. By methodically “mowing the lawn” with sonar-equipped boats, researchers are filling in the gaps.
A victory for progressives, the ruling directs the state to immediately raise Michigan’s minimum wage from $9.87 to $12 an hour and eliminate a lower tipped wage for restaurant workers by 2024. It will likely be appealed.
Public health officials around Michigan note that vaccination rates have fallen for a host of childhood illnesses. One health department now avoids using the word “vaccination” in its campaign to get children immunized.