Federal pandemic funds helped child care providers raise salaries, buy new supplies and pay bills. They also boosted payments to childcare providers so parents could go to work. The funding ends Saturday.
The surgeon general released an advisory on social media use in children and adolescents, warning of negative effects on mental health. More than three hours per day doubles risk to teens, the report concluded.
The measure would make it a misdemeanor for an adult to allow someone under 18 to use a BB, pellet or paintball gun when not on their property without adult supervision. A critic called it a solution in search of a problem.
Nante Niemi of Wisconsin, missing since Saturday, was found on Monday hiding near a log two miles from his family’s campsite, Michigan State Police reported. He appeared to be in good health and was reunited with family.
A recall at a Michigan formula factory along with supply chain issues and other factors have created a serious national shortage. Follow these tips to find supplies when your store’s shelves are empty, and to avoid endangering your child.
After Pastor Rusty Chatfield refused to cooperate with Michigan State Police investigators, officers obtained a warrant to seize “any and all” documents related to Lee Chatfield’s employment at the church and school.
Michigan law requires educators to immediately report suspected abuse. But when a 13-year-old told Northern Michigan Christian Academy officials her teacher sexually assaulted her in 2004, they didn’t call police or child protection workers.
Roughly one-third of children in Michigan under age 5 qualified for child care subsidies, but only 5 percent received those credits. Meanwhile, an estimated 44 percent of Michiganders live in “child care deserts” — places with a lack of licensed child care providers.
Lawyers for Rebekah Chatfield are racing to ensure that no records relating to her claim that Lee Chatfield sexually assaulted her are destroyed as her legal team gathers evidence for a possible lawsuit against the former Michigan House speaker.