SW Michigan

5:25 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Animal abuser registry too expensive for the state

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Now legislators want to provide Michigan’s online background check system, I-CHAT, to animal shelters for free to offset costs of doing background checks on potential animal adopters.
Animal shelters would be required to do criminal background checks on people wishing to adopt animals to ensure they haven't been convicted of animal abuse charges under a package of bills under consideration in the state Senate this week.
5:22 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State delays sale of wolf hunting licenses

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Minnesota saw a huge drop in its wolf population after its first wolf hunt last year. Though a Minnesota DNR spokesman said that could be because the deer population also dropped. Opponents of the wolf hunt worry about what the hunt could do to the wolf population in Michigan.
The announcement comes as wildlife managers in Minnesota, which had its first wolf hunt last year, are cutting their wolf quota nearly in half for this fall's hunt there, after surveys showed a big drop in the wolf population.
8:54 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Fewer high school grads hurting enrollment at Michigan universities

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Western Michigan University, others, recruiting more out of state students
Though smaller classes of high school graduates are a phenomenon across the country, Michigan is home to the nation's second largest and fastest contraction. Only California is projected to lose more students at a faster rate, according to Knocking at the College Door, a report issued this year by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
7:27 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Ingham County deputies providing security for Lansing-area Enbridge project

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Security increased after protest-related arrests last week
Ingham County Sheriff's Office deputies are providing 24-hour security at the Enbridge 6B easement project site in southern Ingham County where 40 protesters converged last week.
7:12 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Supporters say more cities will soon vote on marijuana decriminalization

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Kalamazoo among Michigan cities with similar ordinances on books
Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Michigan said they've collected enough signatures in Ferndale and Jackson to let voters make marijuana possession in those cities no worse than getting a traffic ticket.

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