In the news Thursday, March 24th…

Driving issues are the news headlines today: Gas prices are continuing to rise, tune in for the latest local, state and national gas price averages. And, the state of Michigan is planning some changes for teen drivers. Find out tonight.

Plus, we will continue the two-part report on the Obama Administration challenge to colleges and universities to increase graduation rates. Hear from NMU officials on how they hope to meet that goal.

On the health front, we look at cigarette smoking. We’ll look at a new American Lung Association campaign and the issue of smoking around children.

And, it’s Reading Month! See how some Upper Michigan children are honing their reading skills.

All that and more, tonight on ABC 10 News Now with Cynthia Thompson at 5:30 and 11 pm.