State wildlife officials say they’re disappointed in a court decision that restores federal endangered species protections to the gray wolf in Michigan and other Great Lakes states. Read more
It looks like flu season is here – just in time for the holidays. Healthcare officials across the state are reporting an uptick in influenza cases. Read more
Online shoppers in Michigan could see a sales tax added to their purchases starting next October.
Just in time for New Years resolution season, the state is offering motorists a way to erase outstanding traffic debts, while giving back to their communities.
Park visitors in Charlevoix, Clare and Roscommon Counties may be seeing some changes to playgrounds next year.
Governor Snyder has until the end of the year to sign a bill making the drunk snowmobiling limit the same as it is when driving a car.
The 0.08 alcohol limit would apply to anyone driving a recreational vehicle. Things like snowmobiles, boats and ORVs.
Northern Michigan police said drunk driving isn’t just a problem on the road. They said drunk snowmobiling should also be taken seriously.
They said more than a decade ago state lawmakers changed the alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for people driving cars.
However, this law did not change the limit for anyone driving ORV’s, snowmobiles or boats. Read more
Eleven universities and school districts will remain at risk of losing their authority to authorize new charter academies.
Northwood University has partnered with the state Chamber of Commerce to host the contest.
Students will write an essay on the topic, “How can Michigan become more economically competitive?”.
Tim Nash is with Northwood University.
He said this contest has a number of benefits.
“It gives young people a chance to do some research, learn more about the economy in Michigan, and to hopefully influence public policy in the state.”
Nash said the top essays will be presented to the state legislature and the Governor.
He said the top five finalists will be announced at the Chamber Foundation’s annual dinner in May and will receive cash prizes.
Entries for the contest must be submitted by March 15th.
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Essay guidelines http://www.northwood.edu/essay/
The Flint Police Department announced today (yesterday) a police foundation has been established to help fund the department.
Schools may have a tough time finding funding for supplies and programs, but two schools in northern Michigan are receiving some helpful grants – thanks to local youth.
Students at Wolverine Community Schools and Mackinaw City Public Schools can look forward to ipads, books and assemblies thanks to the actions of other students.
Members in the Youth Advisory Council, or YAC, chose how they wanted to help other youth in their communities. Read more