Michigan House Republicans

(MPRN-Lansing) There were tears and hugs on the floor of the state House today as colleagues got word that state Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) took his life – one day after his second arrest on a charge of drunk driving.


(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says more needs to be done to curb the abuse of opioids and heroin in Michigan. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) If you want to call 911 to report an overdose, you could soon be able to do that without fear of prosecution for drug possession. 

"Michigan’s prescription drug monitoring system, thought to be a major tool in the state’s effort to reduce opioid-related deaths,needs to be revamped to make it more efficient and comprehensive, according to a task force named by Gov. Rick Snyder." (Detroit News)

"AUGUSTA, MI — Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort is being sold and will become a mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation center. Ross Township Supervisor Paul Dykstra said the planning commission on Sept. 28 approved Nashville, Tenn.-based Foundation Recovery Network's site plan for the property on 48th Street, near Augusta in northeastern Kalamazoo County. (Kalamazoo Gazette)