SW Michigan

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Smoking By Pregnant Mothers See A Spike

Nov 17, 2016
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(MPRN-Lansing) More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant. A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18 percent in Michigan. 

"Michigan’s official unemployment rate edge up by one-tenth of a percentage point during October to hit 4.7 percent as more state residents got back in the labor force and started hunting for jobs." (Detroit News)

"CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Western Michigan men's basketball team gave the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats a tough test in the opening game of the Gildan Charleston Classic, but ultimately fell to the No. 3 ranked team in the nation, 76-65." (Kalamazoo Gazette/WMU Athletics)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- A stampede of Broncos will rally in downtown Kalamazoo. Western Michigan University head coach P.J. Fleck and the Bronco football team will come to Bronson Park Friday, Nov. 18 to create excitement for their historic appearance on ESPN's "College GameDay." The free event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and a pep rally will start on the band shell stage at 6:15 p.m." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Michael Banerian wants to show that young adults still have faith in the political system, but he said his selection as one of Michigan’s 16 Electoral College voters has prompted emails urging him to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton and even threatening death." (Detroit News)