Michigan State University
February 04, 2017 - 3:19:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Environmental Studies   Categories: Environment News Items

A state judge has sided with a northern Michigan fish growing company that wants to dramatically increase production of rainbow trout on the Au Sable River, turning aside objections that the expansion would pollute the prized waterway.

Administrative Law Judge Daniel Pulter endorsed with slight modifications a 2014 permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality that would allow Harrietta Hills Trout Farm LLC eventually to raise its output to 300,000 pounds of trout annually at its Grayling facility — up from 20,000 pounds a few years ago.

February 04, 2017 - 3:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Legislature

Arguing that tampons and pads are medical necessities for women, Michigan Democrats want the state to stop charging sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products.

Both Democrats and Republicans introduced similar bills last year, but they never got a hearing. Democrats tried to tack on the proposal to a variety of other bills over the course of the year, but the amendments never were adopted.

Proponents say it's unfair that a medically necessary product is taxed — and that that tax falls solely on women.

February 04, 2017 - 12:53:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Proposal writing

Grant consultant Tom Hollon will be on campus February 13th - February 17th and available to meet with investigators individually or in small groups to discuss funding opportunities, current grant projects, grant editing, or how to arrange for external peer review of proposals.  If you would like to meet with Tom, please send an email to rgs.holl

February 04, 2017 - 4:52:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

This year, 332 licensed fishermen and women checked in at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources field office in Onaway or on the ice to pick up flags and tags, signs they had permission to peer through holes in the ice starting at 8 a.m. on Feb. 4.

They set up shanties over the 15-square-mile Black Lke’s dozen or so sandbars and readied their spears for a chance at catching the biggest fish Michigan’s lakes have to offer.

February 04, 2017 - 4:51:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Terry McDermott, the 23-year-old bashful barber from Essexville, Bay County, Michigan, shocked the world today by setting an Olympic speed record in the 500 meter speed skating competition at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, and winning the only gold medal by a U.S. athelete at the event.

February 04, 2017 - 4:49:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Alice Cooper photograph from Hour Detroit

When you talk about rock and roll originators Vincent Furnier needs to be in the discussion.

Most know Vince Furnier by his stage name Alice Cooper, a rock and roll legend and Hall of Famer (2011) who broke through the stasis in the late 1960s with his self-named outfit that defied and defined the changing times.

February 04, 2017 - 4:38:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On February 4, 1922, the Ford Motor Company bought the failing Lincoln Motor Company for a total of $8 million and expanded its reach into the luxury segment of the automotive market.

February 04, 2017 - 4:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

William Talman (right) as Hamilton Burger, with Raymond Burr in the CBS-TV series Perry Mason (1957–66), courtesy of Wikipedia

February 04, 2017 - 4:25:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Civil Rights, History

Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp

On this day, civil rights icon Rosa Parks was born in rural Tuskegee, Alabama.

February 04, 2017 - 4:21:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Charles Lindbergh was born in Detroit on February 4, 1902 For more information about the aviator, visit Wikipedia

Source : Michigan Every Day