Detroit News

3:31 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Michigan ranks 34th in national health

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Michigan is not the healthiest state by far, according to United Health Foundation’s 2013 Health Rankings.
Michigan placed 34th in the nation on health rankings released Wednesday, in part due to high rates of obesity in the state. United Health Foundations 2013 Americas Health Rankings found that Americans generally improved in a majority of behavioral measures from smoking to physical activity that contribute to health.
4:45 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Group says state wolf hunt data skewed

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Members of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected say data used to promote wolf hunting in state are all from one single farm.
Opponents of Michigan's upcoming wolf hunt say data used to justify the program are skewed by events at one cattle farm in Ontonagon County. In November, as many as 1,200 hunters will take to three designated areas in the Upper Peninsula for the first sanctioned wolf hunt in roughly half a century.
2:22 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Detroit, Flint still most violent cities in America

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Both cities have the most murders per capita based on their population.
Flint and Detroit remain the most violent cities in America, according to FBI crime statistics released Monday. Flint, Michigan's seventh-largest city, saw an overall rise in violent crime - which includes murder, aggravated assaults, robberies and rapes. The city reported 2,774 violent crimes in 2012, nearly 400 more than 2011's total of 2,392, the FBI reported.
3:09 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Grand Rapids students to wear uniforms by 2016

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As part of a transformation plan, the Grand Rapids public school district wants to ease-in to uniforms for every grade.
Grand Rapids - The Grand Rapids public school district says it plans to phase in a dress code over the next three years requiring all students to wear uniforms. The West Michigan district detailed plans for the dress code on its website. The move is part of the district's transformation plan.
5:15 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Medicaid expansion rejected in Senate

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The measure was voted down 29-9.
Lansing - The Senate gallery erupted in raucous chants from supporters of Medicaid expansion Tuesday afternoon as Republican senators, who may vote on the issue later in the day, broke for yet another round of deliberations on the divisive issue.