Zoos hoping to breed large animals again

By CRYSTAL CHEN Capital News Service LANSING – Michigan zoos would again be allowed to breed large carnivores such as tigers and bears under a recently introduced bill. Since 2000, zoos must take their large carnivores, including lions, leopards, cougars, … Continue reading →

Killing cormorants legal again

By STEVEN MAIER Capital News Service LANSING — Culling season is coming quickly for a controversial Great Lakes waterfowl after it received a one-year reprieve. Control of the double-crested cormorant will return this spring when the bird returns from wintering … Continue reading →

Michigan families get $70 million for child care

By MAXWELL EVANS Capital News Service LANSING — An influx of federal money is expected to put more children from Michigan’s struggling families into child care programs. Families who meet eligibility requirements, including an income cutoff and employment or high … Continue reading →