Month: October 2020

Michigan community leaders trust local governance more than federal and state institutions

“All politics are local,” the saying goes, and the same could be said of what local leaders think about the health of democratic governance. A survey of Michigan local leaders released today by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan finds they …

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Surveillance finds PFAS in water in Michigan community

EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – State environmental regulators are investigating whether some residents of a northern Michigan community have used drinking water contaminated with chemicals. Groundwater monitoring wells gave high results for PFAS – perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported. State and local authorities are holding an online public meeting Monday …

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See Michigan’s # 1 community for deer accidents; search 2019 data for your city or town

One of six Michigan traffic accidents in 2019 was caused by a collision with a deer. Almost a third of these deer accidents occurred in October and November, according to Michigan State Police data. Michigan recorded a total of 55,531 deer accidents in 2019, up 4% from 53,464 in 2018 and 50,949 in 2017. The …

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