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September 30, 2016 - 9:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Michigan Radio Political News

September 30, 2016 - 9:29:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Dome

Jack Lessenberry, "3rd Grade Reading Proficiency: Crossing the Rubicon?":   The number of children in Michigan who aren’t able to read well enough seems to be increasing.

September 30, 2016 - 7:21:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Environmental Studies   Categories: Environment News Items

Michigan's lone venomous snake, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake, has received federal protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.

For the full article, see Keith Matheny, "Michigan's only poisonous snake now federally protected", Detroit Free Press, September 30, 2016.

September 30, 2016 - 4:43:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Image of 2012.044.152, Postcard

1920 Postcard of Bob-lo Island

For 96 summer seasons, Boblo Island delighted millions of Detroiters who arrived by a romantic steamship sail to enjoy the amusement park, concerts and rides that soared above the Detroit River.

September 30, 2016 - 4:34:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On Sept. 30, 1980, French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau arrived in Detroit on his research trip, Calypso, where 5,000 people greeted him at Hart Plaza. Cousteau had just returned from Lake Superior where he was filming a series for the National Film Board of Canada. He told reporters that he was baffled by the lack of life in the lakes.

Sources :

Michigan Every Day

September 30, 2016 - 4:28:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, courtesy of Kalamazoo College

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, (1814-1900) a former teacher, became the leading advocate for education reform and for equal educational rights for women during the latter half of the 19th century in Michigan.

September 29, 2016 - 11:12:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Lead Rule Changes Complicated, But On Way, Zimmer Says

Snyder Cabinet Director Mike Zimmer told Gongwer News Service he is working on multiple draft bills related to the Lead and Copper Rule proposed by the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee and Governor Rick Snyder months ago, and he is not ruling out this year for their introduction.

Pscholka Plans To Move Veterans Bills This Year   

September 29, 2016 - 10:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

The state and an advisory committee devoted to working on juvenile justice issues have arranged a study to look at how much the state could save if criminally convicted juveniles aren't housed in adult prisons.

The State Administrative Board (SAB) today approved a $350,000 contract with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to conduct such a study, paid for by federal funds.

September 29, 2016 - 11:05:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

Legislation aimed at boosting Michigan's dismal third-grade reading scores is a "good start," but won't result in big gains unless more funding is pumped into childhood literacy programs, some educators and advocates say.

"It needs to be seriously funded," Dave Campbell, superintendent of the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency, said of the legislation, which requires schools to provide extra help and an individualized improvement plans for struggling readers in kindergarten through third-grade.

September 29, 2016 - 10:09:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Energy, Lobbyists

When it comes to deciding how to overhaul the state's energy policy, the Michigan legislature isn't suffering from a lack of input.

According to an analysis from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, at least 145 registered lobbyists have either submitted position statements to committees about proposed energy reforms or are registered as working for key players.