FLINT, MI (AP)--   A pediatrician who helped reveal the levels of lead in Flint's drinking water says residents should be off the hook for paying water bills for a decade. 

The Flint Journal reports that Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha told the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee during a meeting Friday that waiving the cost of water service could rebuild trust.

Hanna-Attisha said state and federal funds could be used to cover the cost.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   State agriculture officials are seeking proposals for food safety education and training grants. 

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development says grants from the Food Safety Education Fund are competitive.

The grants are designed to provide training and education to consumers on food safety, and training and education to food service establishment employees.

Michigan governmental and nonprofit organizations and entities are eligible to receive them.

MARQUETTE, MI--    Marquette is hosting the very first Upper Peninsula Suicide Prevention Conference on Monday. 

The conference features keynote speaker Dr. Michael Hogan of Hogan Health Solutions, LLC.  He most recently served as the Commissioner of Mental Health in New York from 2007-2012. 

It also features Kevin Hines, one of only 34 people to survive a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge.  He now gives talks about living mentally healthy. 

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A fund created through the restructuring of Michigan's largest health insurer will spend $44 million next year to begin partially offsetting a spike in the cost of supplemental insurance that covers Medicare recipients' coinsurance and deductibles.

The Michigan Health Endowment Fund's initial contribution will dampen the impact of Blue Cross Blue Shield ending a five-year rate freeze on its Medigap policies.

EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   A $4.8 million grant will help Michigan researchers look at how environmental factors in early development influence the health of children and adolescents.  

The funding from the National Institutes of Health was recently announced by Michigan State University.

In addition to the East Lansing school, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are collaborators on the national Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes initiative.

FLINT, MI (AP)--   Health officials say another case of Legionnaires' disease has been reported in Genesee County. 

It's the 10th reported this year in that county, which includes Flint. The Genesee County Health Department said in a statement Thursday that it's investigating the case along with other previously reported cases. It didn't include details about the case.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also is involved in the investigation.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   An advisory panel is recommending that an eye disease not be added to the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan. 

Only one of six members on the review panel was in favor Tuesday.

The petition was filed by Melba Velez Ortiz, a professor at Grand Valley State University. She wants to add retinitis pigmentosa to the marijuana list. It's an inherited disease that greatly affects the retina and can lead to night blindness and loss of vision.

Ortiz says there's research showing marijuana can slow down the disease.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Nearly 500 EMS personnel are expected to attend the 35th annual UP-EMS Conference in Marquette this week. 

It’s the state’s most comprehensive educational program for rural emergency responders.  Members of the U.P.’s 75 EMS organizations will attend, as will EMS personnel from throughout Lower Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Evenflo is recalling nearly 30,000 combination booster seats because children can loosen the harness without an adult's knowledge. 

The recall covers certain Evolve 3-in-1 seats. Government documents say that if the harness is loose, it could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Evenflo says there have been no reports of injuries, but the company has received 27 complaints that children have been able to loosen the harnesses.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   The Michigan High School Athletic Association says its unique sideline concussion testing program for athletes in football and other sports is having a positive impact but long-term funding is an issue as it heads into its second and final year. 

Executive Director Jack Roberts says member schools in its pilot program removed players for possible concussions at a higher rate than schools that were not.