A spike in heroin overdoses including several deaths followed by three teens being charged in the death of a Michigan State University student has turned the spotlight on Saline for drug use. Washtenaw County officials however say the problem with heroin and other opiates is really a national epidemic.
Snowy Owls don't make it to Washtenaw County every winter. They made it this winter in greater numbers than usual. Why? Where might you see one? In this week's installment of WEMU's Issues of the Environment, David Fair seeks out answers to those questions.
The University of Michigan Men's basketball team clinched the outright regular season Big ten title with an 84-53 win at Illinois Tuesday night. Work is still to be done with the Big Ten Basketball Tournament taking place next week in Indianapolis.
Congress has given final approval to a bill designating 32,000 acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as wilderness. With U.S. House passage of the bill, it now heads to President Barack Obama for signature. The U.S. Senate passed it in June 2013. The lakeshore is headquartered in Empire in the northwestern Lower Peninsula. Hunting and fishing would be permitted in the wilderness areas. More than 1.4 million people visited Sleeping Bear Dunes in 2011, pumping about $120 million into the local economy. Democratic Michigan U.S.
Legislation to repeal and replace a tax on business equipment has cleared the state Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bills seek to make sure local governments are not hit hard by a repeal of Michigan's Personal Property Tax (PPT).