Dan Seibert

State Promotes Anti Substance Abuse’s Website At Rest Stops

State Promotes Anti Substance Abuse’s Website At Rest Stops state-promotes-anti-substance-abuse’s-website-at-rest-stops

There are posters for TalkSooner.org, the anti-drug abuse website and app, at all 77 Michigan Department of Transportation rest stops this Labor Day weekend. TalkSooner’s Vicki Kavanaugh tells WSJM News the campaign to prevent youth substance abuse gives parents information about growing threats to their kids and how to discuss them. She says the topic […]

Biden to survey Ida storm damage in hard-hit New York, New Jersey

Biden to survey Ida storm damage in hard-hit New York, New Jersey biden-to-survey-ida-storm-damage-in-hard-hit-new-york,-new-jersey

Spencer Platt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — After touring storm damage from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana on Friday, President Joe Biden will travel to the Northeast next, the White House said. Biden will be in Manville, New Jersey, and Queens, New York, on Tuesday — two areas hard-hit by devastating flooding as remnants of Ida wreaked havoc […]

Highway Rest Stops To Close For Upgrades

Highway Rest Stops To Close For Upgrades highway-rest-stops-to-close-for-upgrades

The Michigan Department of Transportation will close several of its rest areas in the coming month for maintenance work. In southwest Michigan, the Watervliet rest area on westbound I-94 will be closed September 9 through September 29. Additionally, Americans with Disabilities Act improvements will be made at the New Buffalo Welcome Center on eastbound I-94 […]

Pete Buttigieg, husband introduce their two new babies in family photo

Pete Buttigieg, husband introduce their two new babies in family photo pete-buttigieg,-husband-introduce-their-two-new-babies-in-family-photo

Pete Buttigieg/Twitter (WASHINGTON) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who made history as the first openly gay Cabinet member to be confirmed by the Senate, and husband Chasten Buttigieg are officially fathers — twice over. After announcing last month that the two were expanding their family, the former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor, […]

Louisiana one week after Ida: Widespread power outages persist, death toll mounts

Louisiana one week after Ida: Widespread power outages persist, death toll mounts louisiana-one-week-after-ida:-widespread-power-outages-persist,-death-toll-mounts

Sean Rayford/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Nearly one week on, Louisiana is struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida’s devastating blow. Ida, which is tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane to strike the U.S. mainland in history, killed at least 10 in Louisiana, dumped more than 13 inches of rain in some southern regions and left whole neighborhoods […]

Labor Day could exacerbate COVID surge with millions still unvaccinated, experts warn

Labor Day could exacerbate COVID surge with millions still unvaccinated, experts warn labor-day-could-exacerbate-covid-surge-with-millions-still-unvaccinated,-experts-warn

ABC News (NEW YORK) — As Americans get ready to celebrate the end of summer, health officials are once again urging the public, particularly those who are still unvaccinated, to act responsibly during the Labor Day weekend, given the country’s ongoing struggle with the virus. “First and foremost, if you are unvaccinated, we would recommend not […]

Democrats plan vote on abortion rights bill after Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas law

Democrats plan vote on abortion rights bill after Supreme Court doesn’t block Texas law democrats-plan-vote-on-abortion-rights-bill-after-supreme-court-doesn’t-block-texas-law

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House will vote in late September to protect abortion rights, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said this week, after the Supreme Court rejected a request to block the new Texas law outlawing most abortions in the state after six weeks. The court’s late-night ruling left Democrats in Washington and across […]

Mackinac Bridge Walk Returns Moday

Mackinac Bridge Walk Returns Moday mackinac-bridge-walk-returns-moday

The Mackinac Bridge Walk makes its triumphant return this Monday after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson James Lake, speaking on the MDOT podcast Talking Transportation this week, said vehicle traffic will not be allowed on the Mackinac Bridge on Monday from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. That […]

The Morning Show Brief – Friday Sept. 3rd, 2021

The Morning Show Brief – Friday Sept. 3rd, 2021 the-morning-show-brief-–-friday-sept.-3rd,-2021

Here’s what you may have missed from The Morning Show with Jonny Reinhardt and Spencer Rivers: People are turning wine into fuel, Plus the doctors got your nose or is it your knee? Also the things that people say on Zoom that we are tired of hearing and what does it take to be a […]

Mackinac Bridge Walk Returns After Pandemic Break: Will You Take The Hike?

Mackinac Bridge Walk Returns After Pandemic Break: Will You Take The Hike? mackinac-bridge-walk-returns-after-pandemic-break:-will-you-take-the-hike?

Every year–except 2020–25,000 to 30,000 people participate in a Michigan Labor Day ritual:  The Mackinac Bridge Walk.   Never done it?  Always wanted to?  There’s still time! Here are the details you need to know to take the hike–or to enjoy it vicariously from a distance! The bridge will again be closed to public traffic during […]

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