Health

12:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

E-Cigarette Bill Could Face Veto

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Some state officials say the measure should have lumped e-cigarettes with traditional tobacco products.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder is signaling that he may veto legislation to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes because he does not think it would go far enough and regulate the vaporizers like traditional tobacco products. "I've had issues with that bill," he said last week, adding that it will get "special attention" and extra review.
6:29 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Schoolcraft Farmers' Market Won't Open This Season

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Occasional vendors will still be able to set up, but there won't be a formal market
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - A lack of vendors has closed the Schoolcraft Farmers' Market located at the Schoolcraft United Methodist Church for the 2014 season. Cheri Bales, a market coordinator, said the decision not to have a Schoolcraft market this year was difficult, but just two vendors had registered for the market as of Wednesday morning, the day it was slated to open.
6:51 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Lawsuit Says Contaminated Meat Made WMU Student Sick

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Previous report identified the young woman as a Kalamazoo College student
KALAMAZOO, MI - A Western Michigan University student has filed suit against a Detroit meat-packing plant claiming she was badly sickened last month by an E. coli outbreak that prompted the company to recall 1.8 million pounds of ground beef.
6:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Uption Says Republicans Now Focused on "Fixing," Rather Than Repealing Obamacare

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Republican says health savings accounts and insurance plans for small business are possible proposals
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Republican Congressman Fred Upton, an ardent opponent of the Affordable Care Act, acknowledged Tuesday that the law is unlikely to be repealed as long as Barack Obama is president.
SW Michigan
12:22 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Beef-Related Bacteria Outbreak Investigated

Credit WMUK

State officials say they're investigating an outbreak of illness that may be related to under-cooked ground beef. The departments of Agriculture and Community Health say five people have become sick and three have wound up in the hospital because of infections by E. coli bacteria. Some of the cases were reported in Ottawa and Kent counties in April and early May. The Department of Community Health says the infections appear to have a "common source,"  based on laboratory tests.

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