Rachael Denhollander Book Signing in Grand Rapids Standing Room Only

It was a subdued West Michigan crowd that overflowed area parking lots for the Rachael Denhollander book signing in Grand Rapids Tuesday evening. Denhollander, whose testimony and victim impact statement against serial molester Larry Nassar went viral last year, launched two books earlier this month.

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Proposed Michigan Mental Health Hotline May Duplicate Services

A proposal for a state mental health hotline received some resistance during its first hearing in the Michigan Senate following passage in the House last week. The proposed bill directs the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to contract for the design, operation, and maintenance of a mental health hotline.

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Michigan Senate Votes to Extend Electric Bill Surcharge

The Michigan Senate voted to extend an electric bill surcharge of up to $1 per month among a list of other fee extensions. The measure was sponsored by Sen. John Bizon (R–Battle Creek) and extends the original sunset date four years to September 30, 2023.

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State of Michigan Investigating Severe Form of Gonorrhea in Kalamazoo

  The State of Michigan and local health departments are investigating cases of severe gonorrhea in Kalamazoo and two neighboring counties, according to information released on Friday. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a statement regarding cases of Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI). DIG may occur after local…

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Parenting Expert Israel Wayne in Grand Rapids

Parents, grandparents, and concerned citizens came to hear parenting expert Israel Wayne on Friday and Saturday, where he addressed apathy in America in terms of family and worldview. Wayne said parents are failing to pass on their values and generational breakdown occurs in correlation to time spent with children.

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Gift Card Scams Target Churches in Michigan and Across U.S.

Deception is on the rise as scam artists ratchet up the subtlety with gift card scams targeting church members in Michigan and across the United States.

“I’m in the middle of a family meeting for an unfinished dispute. I need you to run an errand for me ASAP,” one such scam email began. WXYZ Detroit reported on the recent scam email purporting to be from Pastor Jack Mannschreck of Central United Methodist Church in Waterford Township.

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Michigan Announces ‘Social Equity Program’ That Will Provide State Aid to Marijuana Start-Ups

  The State of Michigan is rolling out a Social Equity Program to encourage participation in the marijuana industry in particular cities, but it’s receiving mixed reviews. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has identified 19 “disproportionately impacted communities” for special assistance. According to its July 18 press release, the cities…

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Renewing the Spirit of America at Local Pub Gatherings in Michigan

  The Patriot Week Foundation debuted their first local Patriot Gathering this week at the Fork ‘N’ Pint in Lake Orion, Michigan. The Patriot Week Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to renewing the spirit of America through civic holidays, turns 10 this year. Event promotions held to the underlying premise…

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