Agency offers adult mental health first-aid training

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis. Trainings are targeted toward adults. They teach parents, caregivers, teachers, family members, human and health service workers and others citizens how to help individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Therapy dogs giving a helping paw at library

Sometimes all you need is a helping hand, but in this case, a helping paw. In January, the Bath Public Library started a Paws for Reading program to help children get comfortable with their reading level while reading to therapy dogs.

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About the Sunshine Week 2019 project

What kinds of records are people asking for from area local governments?

That was one of the questions we aimed to answer as we mobilized students from four Michigan State University School of Journalism classes — three undergraduate public affairs reporting classes and a master’s level reporting class — to take on a joint project.

Watch Focal Point: Engler cancels Nassar survivor fund, Michigan new minimum wage and more

On the last show of the semester, Interim President John Engler has put a halt to a fund dedicated to help Larry Nassar survivors. Plus, a easy way to get money in Michigan could soon not be possible. Also, a student is trying to get more American flags installed on campus, but he’s being met with complications. In sports, the MSU football team is going west for their bowl game against Oregon. This week in entertainment, Kevin Hart gives up his Oscar-hosting gig after old homophobic slurs resurface.

Recreational marijuana could potentially become legal in Michigan

Voters in Michigan will get the choice to vote and make it recreation marijuana legal in the upcoming election. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol has officially gotten the approval to get proposal one on the ballot for the November election. The initiative was approved by the State in May of 2017. Between May and November last year the campaign collected more than three hundred and sixty thousand signatures which exceed the minimal amount of two hundred and fifty two thousand, five hundred and twenty three signatures. “Up to two and a half ounces on your possession, and up to 10 ounces stored in a locked container at home,” Joshua Honey, the Coalition Communicative director, said.