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  • Download the MSP Mobile App - September 21, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Michiganders can download a free mobile app that allows users to follow the MSP post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information. The app, called MSP Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.With 30 MSP posts statewide, MSP Mobile was designed to allow users to follow the post that serves their community or any post of their choosing. Users can Read more…

  • PDPS: Portage Residential Fire, Witnesses Heard Explosions - September 21, 2019 at 6:46 am

    The Portage Department of Public Safety – Fire Division was dispatched to the 7500 block Montego Bay at 5:09 AM on September 20. It was reported by neighbors that multiple explosions had been heard and the house at that address was now on fire. Occupants had exited the home after hearing an explosion and smoke alarms sounded. First arriving Portage Fire units observed heavy fire at the front of the Read more…

  • MDHHS continuing investigation of hepatitis A outbreak that has resulted in 920 cases in Michigan, including 30 deaths - September 21, 2019 at 6:39 am

    State and local public health officials continue to investigate an extended hepatitis A outbreak that has affected Michigan and surrounding states. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging residents to be aware of the associated risk factors, the importance of handwashing and the available vaccination to prevent the hepatitis A infection.Since this outbreak began in August of 2016, Michigan has seen 920 hepatitis A cases. Eighty Read more…

  • AG Urges Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Protect Consumers from Debt Collection Misconduct - September 21, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Late last week, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 27 other Attorneys General in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to revise its proposed debt collection rule and place the interests of consumers over those of debt collectors. In their letter, the Attorneys General recognize the importance of lawful debt collection. However, that does not grant debt collectors free rein to do so “in whatever manner they wish.”The proposed Read more…

  • A joint state House-Senate panel approves Senate Bill 149, - September 20, 2019 at 3:51 am

    A joint state House-Senate panel Thursday approved Senate Bill 149, the fiscal year 2020 transportation budget that includes $400 million more for roads without raising taxes, said Sen. Roger Victory, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. “Today’s vote builds upon the promise we made to taxpayers to find money within our existing budget to fund road repairs,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “The transportation budget includes significant money for Read more…


News From Around The World

  • US universities see decline in students from China

    After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines as political tensions between the two countries cut into a major source of tuition revenue

  • Trump sits in at UN climate summit that could be ‘slingshot’ toward global goals

    Official White House Photo by Keegan Barber(NEW YORK) — Leaders from around the world are set to discuss climate change on Monday at a United Nations summit in what one U.N. official said could be a “slingshot” to catalyze global action toward reducing emissions and limiting global warming. President Donald Trump was not scheduled to attend but showed up unexpectedly Monday morning. The climate summit is part of the United Read more…