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Federal lab confirms Montcalm County deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease

Federal lab confirms Montcalm County deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that the 1.5-year-old buck, harvested last month in Sidney Township (Montcalm County), was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. This is the 11th case of CWD to be confirmed in a free-ranging […]

Michigan Fighting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic with Training

Michigan Fighting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic with Training

DETROIT, MI – As the opioid overdose rate continues to climb in Michigan, the Department of Attorney General today conducted a training session for assistant attorneys general and department investigators on the proper administration of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone. “Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is more than filing charges against dealers and manufacturers, […]

YWCA in Kalamazoo to open Michigan’s first ever Human-trafficking Shelter

YWCA in Kalamazoo to open Michigan’s first ever Human-trafficking Shelter

KALAMAZOO, MI – YWCA Kalamazoo is expanding its services for survivors of human-trafficking with the addition of a first ever in the state of Michigan shelter for labor and sex trafficking victims. YWCA Kalamazoo’s Anti-Trafficking Program supports survivors of human trafficking from their emergency-immediate needs to future safety plans. YWCA Kalamazoo is this only provider of comprehensive […]

Important Hepatitis A Information for Food Managers/Operators

Important Hepatitis A Information for Food Managers/Operators

LANSING, MI – In response to a recent outbreak of hepatitis A in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are providing the following guidance to operators of licensed food facilities in Michigan. The outbreak continues to spread, and your help is needed […]

Governor’s Mental Health Diversion Council seeks input

Governor’s Mental Health Diversion Council seeks input

LANSING, MI – Today wraps up a two-day summit to address statewide jail diversion efforts and align state efforts with national Stepping Up initiatives to reduce the number of individuals with mental health issues who are incarcerated. The Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit, hosted by the Governor’s Mental Health Diversion Council and Michigan Department […]

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