April 8, 2016
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UNDOCUMENTEDELDERLY: An increasingly aging population of undocumented immigrants in Michigan is facing health care challenges. Many lack health insurance and access to health care. One family’s situation illustrates the problem. By Josh Bender. FOR LANSING CITY PULSE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, HOLLAND ALL POINTS
SMOKEBAN: A group of Michigan business owners and residents pushing to repeal the state’s ban on smoking in restaurants says a recent poll shows support for easing the 2010 law. They want to allow smoking in outdoor areas of restaurants and indoors where people must be at least 21-years-old. We talk to a Kent County health official, the American Lung Association and a Romulus bar owner. By Jasmine Watts. FOR GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS AND ALL POINTS
BURIEDSTREAMS: Developers have buried more than 350 miles of streams in Michigan over the last century, creating large areas researchers call “urban stream deserts.” These riverless areas favor concrete connections over urban parkways. They submerge surface streams, sometimes swallowing entire river systems. They harm the environment and become expensive flood control challenges. By Kevin Duffy. FOR GRAND RAPIDS, LANSING CITY LIMITS AND ALL POINTS
w/BURIEDSTREAMSTABLE: List of seven Michigan cities and the amount of streams they lost. How much of their streams are buried. Credit: Jacob Napieralski
w/JACOBNAPIERALSKI: Jacob Napieralski
w/GRANDRAPIDS: Map of Grand Rapids stream loss
w/LAN: Map of Lansing stream loss
w/ANNARBOR: Map of Ann Arbor stream loss
w/DET: Map of Detroit stream loss
FISHINFECTIONS: A bacterial disease is threatening both wild and raised in captivity popular sports fish such as lake and rainbow trout and Coho and steelhead salmon in the Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior watersheds, according to a new study. We hear from a DNR hatcheries expert and a member of the MSU research team. By Eric Freedman. FOR MARQUETTE, SAULT STE. MARIE, CHEBOYGAN, CADILLAC, TRAVERSE CITY, ALCONA, PETOSKEY, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, HOLLAND, BAY MILLS, LAKE COUNTY, MONTMORENCY, BIG RAPIDS, HARBOR SPRINGS, ST, IGNACE AND ALL POINTS.
w/FISHINFECTIONSMAP: Locations of state fish hatcheries and weirs. Credit: Department of Natural Resources
DRILLING: The Court of Appeals says cities can lease rights to drill for oil and gas under their parks and cemeteries without a public vote by residents. The decision in a Rochester Hills case brought by a local citizens group has statewide implications. By Eric Freedman. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, CADILLAC, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, CRAWFORD COUNTY AND ALL POINTS.
April 8, 2016