This is the first new school year that parents have to attend vaccination education sessions at their county health department, if they want a vaccination waiver for kids going into preschool, kindergarten, or seventh grade.
Because Michigan has one of the highest waiver rates in the country, the idea is to make it less convenient to get those waivers.
There’s a big issue simmering beneath the surface that you will hear a lot more about after mid-October.
The government of Canada wants to bury low and intermediate level nuclear waste in a repository in Ontario, less than a mile from Lake Huron. The proposed repository is approximately across Lake Huron from the tip of Michigan’s Thumb.
Not surprisingly, this has environmental groups in both the United States and Canada up in arms.