Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient has asked his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others about vaping. More than 2,000 Americans who vape have gotten sick since March, many of them teenagers and young adults, and at least 40 people have died.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — CARE of Southeastern Michigan is presenting a discussion in Macomb County about vaping and its risk to children. Tuesday night’s free event will be held the Macomb Community College South Campus in Warren, north of Detroit. Parents and school-aged children are encouraged to attend. Federal health officials have tallied nearly 1,900 cases of vaping-related lung illness nationwide as of Oct. 29, including 37 deaths confirmed in 24 states.
ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Propane pricing and customer protections are on the agenda this week at a U.P. Energy Task Force meeting in Escanaba. Wednesday’s meeting at Bay de Noc Community College is open to the public to comment on energy issues in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The task force is assessing overall energy needs in the Upper Peninsula and how they are being met.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hunting wildlife has long been ingrained in Michigan’s culture, but it is currently on a decline across the state. The decline is partly due to more baby boomers aging out. Young adults, urbanites and others are also far less likely to participate in hunting. Michigan had as many as 1.2 million hunters in the 1970s, ’80s and into the ’90s. But MLive.com reported Sunday that by 2018, less than 675,000 people had at least one hunting license in the state. Firearm deer-hunting season opens Nov. 15.