Health

Dogs In Cars Bill Passes Senate Committee

May 30, 2018
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) As temperatures rise, lawmakers in Lansing want to make sure people aren’t leaving their animals in their cars. Legislation passed a state Senate committee Thursday. 

Kalamazoo Woman With Cancer To Hike To Mount Everest

Feb 22, 2018
Jennifer Davis on Mount Democrat in Colorado, a 14,000-foot climb
courtesy of Jennifer Davis

A Kalamazoo woman with an incurable blood cancer is hiking to the base of Mount Everest. Even before you get to the mountain, altitudes on the trek can reach more than 18,000 feet. That’s about as high as the summit of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. 


MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Nine cities and counties from across Michigan are taking drug companies to court. From the Upper Peninsula to Detroit, they are trying to recover many millions of dollars in costs related to the opioid crisis. 

WMUK

Kalamazoo County Medical Director Will Nettleton says there’s no change in methodology, or how deaths are counted that explains a sharp rise in deaths last year related to opioids. He says Kalamazoo County is simply following the national trend.


Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The state department that regulates medical marijuana will allow dispensaries to stay open while details get worked out about how licenses will be issued. 

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