Lawmakers want to shoot down Chinese lanterns

By CARIN TUNNEY Capital News Service LANSING — Americans celebrate holidays by sending things up. But popular Chinese sky lanterns can kill livestock, strangle wildlife and cause fires, experts say. Sky lanterns are made of paper, cloth and string. They … Continue reading →

Midwives must be licensed under new law

By CAITLIN TAYLOR Capital News Service LANSING — Michigan midwife associations were pleased when Gov. Rick Snyder signed new midwife licensing legislation into law at the beginning of the year. Midwives are trained to assist women in childbirth. They help … Continue reading →

Assisted suicide bill introduced–again

By CHAO YAN Capital News Service LANSING — Earlier this month, Rep. Tom Cochran recalls, a Michigan resident approached him during a coffee hour to tell him her family was moving to Oregon. The woman’s father suffers from cancer, and … Continue reading →