BC-MI--Michigan Weekend Exchange Digest, MI
AP-Michigan stories for Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 313-259-0650.
For use Sunday, Dec. 2, and thereafter.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Michigan Buddhist monastery is bringing meditation to rehab centers and prisons. Three times a week, someone from SokukoJi Buddhist Temple Monastery comes to teach a meditation and awareness class at A Forever Recovery. A bus brings interested clients to the monastery’s brick building north of downtown twice a week. The classes at A Forever Recovery aren’t SokukoJi’s only outreach. By Natasha Blakely, Battle Creek Enquirer. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1422 words.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Rehabilitating motherless fawns could be a thing of the past for one Bingham Township couple. David and Donna Prevo say a new Michigan Department of Natural Resources policy that says fawns have to be taken back to their county of origin after they’ve been rehabbed will bring about the end of Leelanau Wildlife Care, which takes in orphaned fawns from around northern Michigan. By Patti Brandt Burgess, Traverse City Record Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 854 words.
For use Monday, Dec. 3, and thereafter.
HOWELL, Mich. — For the first time in the nearly 30 years Recycle Livingston has existed, it has had to pay to send away the materials it collected for recycling. The nonprofit organization paid $946 to waste management company Green For Life for materials sent to them in October. In contrast, in September, Green for Life paid $850 to Recycle Livingston for its materials. The switch is a result of international recycling policy changes. By Sean Bradley, Livingston Daily. SENT IN ADVANCE: 890 words.
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ALPENA, Mich. — Michigan school districts have been updating their security measures in every way possible to prevent the possibility of school shootings. Since 2013, there have been five school shootings in the state of Michigan during which someone has been injured or died as a result of a gunshot, according to Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. That website states that there have been 370 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the country since 2013. By Julie Goldberg, The Alpena News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1434 words.