The Grand Rapids Public Library in downtown Grand Rapids

Michigan libraries seek to stock opioid overdose meds

Opioid overdoses have increased dramatically in America over the last two decades. A pair of bills moving through the Michigan Legislature would allow librarians to store and administer opioid overdose antidotes with legal immunity, an option many are eager to have.

New climate study matches cities to their future selves

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LANSING — Perhaps the hostile climate of a University of Michigan and Ohio State University football game will never change. But the actual climate of each team’s hometown will, according to a recent study in Nature Communications that matches a city’s 2080 climate to its modern equivalent. In fact, it predicts that Ann Arbor’s climate will warm to that of U-M’s arch rivals in present-day Columbus.