Month: June 2022

Pride Rally at Michigan State Capitol Draws Hundreds

LANSING — Perry’s Kat and Carrie Monroe have come forward to fight to retain their rights as a married couple. Dominick Quinney of Lansing came forward because people need the community as much as possible when there is so much turmoil about women’s rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and/or queer rights. Angie …

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Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency to Host Free Money Management Classes for Homebuyers

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration for the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s Money Management and Homebuyer Education is open for July. Due to the rising cost of living and additional expenses faced by the local community, the agency’s Financial Management Services Department is offering a free workshop on Money Management and Buyer Education house for the …

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Recap of official Michigan state visits in June

June 10-12 The first week included several five stars and the second weekend was just as busy. For starters, this weekend was headlined by Brockton (Mass.) offensive tackle Thayer Academy Samson “Pancake Honcho” OkunlolaSeattle Rainier Beach cornerback Caleb Presleydefensive lineman at Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville, Texas Enow Etta (who MSU is battling rival Michigan …

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Jamestown Canyon Virus Infected Mosquitoes Found in Michigan | Michigan News | Detroit

Click to enlarge frank60 / Shutterstock Mosquitoes infected with the Jamestown Canyon virus have been found in Michigan. The first known cases of the Jamestown Canyon virus in Michigan were detected in mosquitoes collected in Bay County, state health officials said Thursday. The virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes, usually …

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Rent-a-Bank payday loans have the highest loss rates in the banking system

Federal regulators have long expected banks to make loans with a high degree of confidence that borrowers will repay them. But some banks supervised by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) issue loans, on behalf of payday lenders, that have dangerously high levels of default. These loans, known as “rent-a-bank” loans, have much higher loss …

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MSU Researcher Honored for Distinctions in Food Safety Engineering | MSUToday

Bradley P. Marks, PE, of Michigan State University was named a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for leadership and professional honors in food safety engineering. The rank of Fellow is ASABE’s highest honor. Marks is a professor and president of the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineeringwhich is jointly administered …

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Aaron Philip receives full scholarship from Michigan State University – Los Alamos Reporter

Aaron Philip/Courtesy Photo MSU PRESS RELEASE Aaron Philip, a 2022 Los Alamos High School graduate, received a full scholarship to attend Michigan State University (MSU) starting this fall, where he plans to major in physics at the College of Natural Science. Philip was selected from over 1,300 top high school students who applied forMSU, participated …

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Michigan State mourns the passing of former head football coach Gene Kenney

History links EAST LANSING, Michigan- The Michigan State men’s soccer program mourns the passing of former head coach Gene Kenney, who died June 8 at the age of 94. Kenney, who coached the Spartans from 1956 to 1969, was the founding coach of men’s soccer at Michigan State. In his 14 seasons …

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Virginia Community College System relaunches chancellor search | Michigan News

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia community college board of trustees is reinvigorating its search for a new chancellor because the Michigan official hired in March to lead the system no longer holds the position. Russell Kavalhuna has instead opted to negotiate a deal aimed at his continued service as …

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Faculty Voices: Juneteenth and the Continuing Pursuit of Freedom | MSUToday

Rodney Whitaker is University Professor Emeritus of Jazz Bass, Director of Jazz Studies, and Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Michigan State University College of Music. He’s an executive producer of the College of Music’s new Music for Social Justice TV series, and he’s featured in an episode called “Freedom” which airs June …

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Michigan’s economy is more diversified, but still too dependent on the auto industry ⋆ Michigan Advance

There’s been so much hype lately about Michigan’s auto industry drastically shifting to electric vehicles, you’d think nothing else is going on in the state’s economy. But you would be wrong. The vast majority of jobs in Michigan are in healthcare, retail, finance, and a variety of professional and business services, including accountants, marketers, engineers, …

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Sharonda McDonald-Kelley Named Michigan State Softball Head Coach

History links Bringing her Women’s College World Series experience to East Lansing, Sharonda McDonald-Kelley has been named Michigan State‘s head softball coach. Vice President and Sports Director Alain Haller made the announcement on June 10. “I am thrilled to welcome Sharonda McDonald-Kelley to our Spartan family,” Haller said. “She has had …

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Schapiro: A payday loan battle that started in Virginia with a whimper, ended with a bang | Columnists

Jeff Schapiro DEAN HOFFMEYER/TIMES-EXPATCH///////// Jay Speer has been lobbying the Virginia legislature for as long as he’s been a parent: 22 years. And for almost all, while he and his wife raised two children, both now out of college, Speer fought back against the high-cost instant loan industry, arguing that payday lenders and securities cars …

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Source: Whitmer, McConnell, Evers on Wisconsin shooter roster | Michigan News

By DAVE KOLPACK and MIKE BALSAMO, Associated Press A gunman suspected of fatally shooting a retired county judge at a Wisconsin home had a list that included Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers , Whitmer’s office and a law enforcement source said Saturday. Douglas K. Uhde, 56, …

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Boy Scouts Sell Camps Under Pressure From Sex Abuse Costumes | Michigan News

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press KILLINGWORTH, Conn. (AP) — As the financially-struggling Boy Scouts sells off a number of campgrounds, conservationists, government officials and others scramble to find ways to preserve them as spaces open. A proposed $2.6 billion bankruptcy settlement designed to pay thousands of child sex abuse victims has added pressure on an …

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5 Best Online Payday Loans – Online Payday Loans Same Day Deposit & No Rejection Payday Loans Direct Lenders in 2022

Online payday loans are the solution to almost any type of financial lock-up. Whether you need money to redecorate the spare bedroom, buy an expensive birthday present, or pay for an expensive car repair, online payday loans can provide you with the cash you need. Many Americans have experienced the financial flexibility offered by online …

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Wyoming community remembers and honors murder-suicide victims

WYOMING, Michigan — The Wyoming community comes together to remember two children and their mother who police say were killed in a murder-suicide. On Wednesday afternoon, the police released the names of these victims. Now their friends bid farewell to the two young girls. More than 100 people filled the benches of the parish of …

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Tough day for captains in 8-0 loss to West Michigan – News-Herald

The captains played a top-ranked and forgotten one-day match on June 1 at Classic Park. In what ended in an 8-0 loss to the Western Michigan Whitecaps, the captains’ pitchers walked 10 while their batting counterparts hit three double plays. “When you’re not firing on all cylinders, it’s hard to get over all those walks …

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Muslim Call to Prayer Comes to Minneapolis Soundscape | Michigan News

By GIOVANNA DELL’ORTO, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chant in Arabic blared from rooftop speakers, drowning out both the rumble of nearby freeway traffic and the chatter and glasses clinking on the terrace of the dive bar that shares a wall with the oldest Somali mosque in Minneapolis. Dozens of men dressed in fashionable …

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The new law would allow 100% interest on payday loans; Louisiana governor vetoes what critics call a trap

Louisiana Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has vetoed new legislation that would have inflicted undue hardship on state residents who take advantage of payday loans. Senate Bill 381 was sponsored by Republican Senator Rick Ward, who said it would help those who use the loans deal with unexpected expenses. The legislation would have offered installment …

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How Fish Developed Electrical Organs | MSUToday

Researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Texas at Austin have made a shocking discovery. In a study published June 1 in the journal Scientists progress, the team explained how small genetic changes allow weakly electric fish to evolve their electric organs. The findings could have broader implications for human health and disease. …

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Michigan community colleges, universities and hospitals team up to address nursing shortage

Leaders ask Legislature for $56 million to get more nurses into the field Michigan higher education and health care leaders today unveiled a collaborative plan to increase training options to produce more qualified nurses and address the nationwide nursing shortage. State. “Michigan community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities have come together to address the …

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