Health Care

Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling vape products

Three big retail chains have announced they will stop selling e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns and state regulation, such as Michigan becoming the first...

Anti-abortion group with troubled history earns Whitmer veto

Updated, 8:14 a.m. 10/8/19 Among Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s list of line item vetoes for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget was $700,000 for a controversial...

House Dems announce bills to lower health care, prescription costs

At a press conference Monday morning held at the Care Free Medical clinic in Lansing, a group of House Democrats unveiled a new Health...

As the fastest-aging state in nation, Michigan joins national AARP effort

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that Michigan is the fifth state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States to help address the...

State reports first death linked to vaping

Updated, 6:21 a.m., 10/8/19 with the correct figures for national vaping-related deaths Michigan has its first death related to vaping, according to the state.  The state...
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Flint water meets state, federal standards for 3rd straight year 

Flint’s water system meets state and federal requirements for the third year in a row, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes...

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states...
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Michigan secures $2.6M from opioid settlement

Michigan will receive about $2.6 million as part of a multi-state settlement pertaining to the opioid Suboxone.  That’s according to a statement released Friday morning...

Michigan House passes bills regulating PFAS in firefighting foam

The Michigan House passed three bills Thursday that would tighten regulations on certain hazardous chemicals found in firefighter foam. Class B firefighting foam is used...
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Lawsuit filed challenging parts of new auto insurance reform

Attorneys representing two auto crash victims and their guardians have sued to declare core elements of Michigan’s new insurance law “unconstitutional.”   The 18-count lawsuit, filed...

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