One of six Michigan pregnancies ended in abortion in 2015, according to the latest data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The state numbers show a total of 164,439 pregnancies in 2015, and 113,204 -- almost 69 percent -- resulted in a live birth. Of the remaining pregnancies, 16 percent ended in abortion and an estimated 15 percent ended with a miscarriage.
On Jan. 23, 1972 the University of Michigan WCBN-FM went on the air, a real, over-the-airwaves radio station broadcasting at 10 ambitious watts around the clock all week long.
Source : James Tobin, "Left of the Dial", Michigan Today, January 16, 2013
Malcolm X speaks at Erickson Kiva on January 23, 1963, on the MSU campus, to students and faculty about race problems and the Black Muslim religion and its ideas. The speech is followed by answers to questions from the audience. A recording available in the MSU Library Vincent Voice Library.
The price of coffee cream advanced four cents a quart in Lansing Friday, according to announcement of local dairy companies. The advanced price, effective January 22, was approved by the office of price administration to offset increased costs, it was explained. The price is now 12 cents for half-pints and 64(c)cents for quarts.
Source : Lansing State Journal, January 23, 1943
On Jan. 23, 1837, the state's second oldest newspaper, The Kalamazoo Gazette, hit the streets under its current name. It started as a weekly publication, but became a daily in March 1872. Previously, the newspaper was known as the Michigan Statesman and St. Joseph Chronicle.
Source: Michigan Every Day
Lindsay VanHulle, "Ban-the-box policy to hire ex-inmates is gaining backers" : Employers who have taken the criminal-history checkbox off job applications say they still check backgrounds, but leave the discussion about an applicant’s record until later in the process. Will others follow?