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April 9, 2019

       Measles, the highly contagious virus that has been well contained until recent years, is back in Michigan, and vulnerable populations are again at risk.         

       The state’s vaccination rate, which was on the decline for several years, needs to increase in order to contain preventable infections, says Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP)....

March 8, 2019

Michigan's economy depends on safe, reliable water infrastructure upgrades.

Crain's Detroit Business featured an Opinion column by Bonnifer Ballard, executive director of Michigan Section/American Water Works Association.

Click here to read Bonnifer's article.

When people who commit crime remain on the streets while wrongly convicted people serve time in prison for their crimes, it represents a manifest injustice. In some instances, the wrongful conviction can be traced back to faulty forensic science.

Thankfully it rarely happens, but when it does government needs to make sure we have guardrails in place to protect life, liberty and property. Today Michigan legislators are working t...

August 31, 2018

Three Michigan association leaders will be inducted into the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ (MSAE) 2018 Hall of Fame in September. William G. Sheffer, CAE, executive director, Michigan Manufactured Housing and RV & Campgrounds and Self-Storage Association (MMH & RVCA) of Okemos; Diane S. Banks, executive director, Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) of Bingham Farms; and Charles Hadden, CAE, president/CEO,...

When our grandparents first started turning on the tap and marveling at the instant flow of clean drinking water on demand inside their homes, the process for treating and delivering it was less advanced than it is today. It is only in recent history that we have been able to monitor and control for an abundance of water quality parameters, although we have been treating water for more than 100 years.

The Safe Drinking Water Ac...

A long-awaited monument to Michigan police officers who've died in the line of duty could be erected in downtown Lansing as early as fall 2019 after lawmakers put up the last dollars needed to break ground. 

Lawmakers set aside $1.2 million in the 2019 state government budget for the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument, the last dollars needed for a project that's been in the works since 2004. Gov. Rick Snyder h...

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