Kat Stafford Detroit Free Press Published 10:48 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 A proposal to bring same-day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting and more sweeping changes to Michigan's election law had a commanding lead Tuesday night . The Promote the Vote question — Proposal 3 on the ballot — brings Michigan in line with at least 17 other states when it comes to same-day voter registration. They include Idaho, Colorado and Wisconsin. The proposal was largely funded by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Michigan and endorsed by many officials and organizations across the state, including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the League of Women Voters and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Supporters of the proposal say it will prevent fraud through a mandatory auditing process and also make it easier for working parents and other voters with time constraints,to vote. Read more: Proposal 3 in Michigan: How it … [Read more...] about Michigan Election 2018: Proposal 3 expected to pass
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Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 12:14 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018 Welcome to our weekly live chat with Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari. The Spartans (1-1) are coming off a bye week. They open the Big Ten schedule on Saturday at Indiana (7:30 p.m., Big Ten Network). Feel free to leave your question now or just check back at 11 a.m. when Chris begins to answer them. More: 'Brain farts' contributing to MSU's limited offense Access to chat for mobile users. … [Read more...] about Michigan State football chat recap: More passing in future?
Filling up your tank in Indiana costs an average of 66 cents per gallon more than it did a year ago.That's the highest year-over-year increase for gas prices in the nation, according to AAA.The average price of gas has risen 18 cents per gallon over the last month to $2.84 a gallon, and it's climbed 19 cents per gallon over the past month to $3.06 in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Neighboring Illinois' average gas prices has shot up by 62 cents per gallon, the fifth-highest amount in the country.“Many motorists may have been surprised by the steady increases in prices at the pump this past month,” said AAA Chicago Director of Public Affairs Beth Mosher. “April brings a switchover to the summer blend of gasoline, which causes prices to rise. We expect prices to stabilize now leading into summer travel season.”In Lake County, the average cost of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline stands at $2.74 a gallon, which is up 22 cents per gallon from the previous … [Read more...] about Indiana sees largest year-over-year gas price hike of 30 percent
Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond was awarded the most money in Northwest Indiana in the 2017-18 school year for students using the Indiana Choice Scholarship.The program, also known as school vouchers, gives Hoosier parents public school tax dollars to pay student tuition at private schools. Across the Hoosier state, some 35,458 students used Indiana Choice Scholarship at 318 participating schools. That's an increase from last year's 34,299 students at 313 participating schools. Of the 485 students enrolled at BNI, 281 of them are using vouchers, resulting in $1.6 million this school year for the Catholic high school.It was closely followed by St. Casimir in Hammond ($1.3 million), Portage Christian School in Portage ($1.1 million) and Ambassador Christian Academy in Gary ($937,702).The data is part of the 126-page Indiana Choice Scholarship Program Annual Report, released in February. According to the report, the state paid a total of $153.9 million in public school … [Read more...] about Bishop Noll Institute leads Region in school vouchers; use of Indiana Choice Scholarship on the rise, according to IDOE report
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued his office’s first national public health advisory in 13 years. Adams said he hopes those who are at risk — as well as their friends and family members — will keep the antidote on hand and learn how to use it. “You don’t have to be a policeman or a firefighter or a paramedic to save a life,” said Adams, who pointed out that more than half of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. occur at home. According to federal data, more than 42,000 Americans suffered fatal opioid overdoses in 2016, more than double the number who died in 2010. Naloxone can restore a person’s breathing after it is injected or sprayed in the nostrils, quickly … [Read more...] about Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote