A bill intended to strengthen state and tribal relations is on its way to the Michigan house after unanimously passing the senate 38-0. Continue reading
Noise complaints from homeowners near snowmobile trails have prompted the state to offer free noise testing in Gaylord.
Officials say some riders install an aftermarket muffler on their machine in order to make it louder. Continue reading
Recently students at Central Michigan University were published in a 22 article journal focused on changes to Lake Michigan and its effect on the Great Lakes system.
Thriving Petoskey, a new initiative to get businesses to look at their impact on their community, launches February 5.
Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools from going broke.
Tuesday was World Cancer Day, and the day the American Society of Clinical Oncology released its annual report of cancer advances.
Local supporters say the event is more than just a tennis tournament. Continue reading
The Michigan Senate has adopted a 30 (m) million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills. Governor Rick Snyder asked for the appropriation this week after Flint residents complained they should not have to pay for water they can’t drink because of the threat of lead contamination.
A bill that would create an animal abuser database for Michigan shelters passed the senate this week.
But not without criticism. Continue reading
Michigan’s 40th annual Special Olympics Winter Games kicks off on Wednesday in Traverse City.
More than 900 athletes will compete, the highest turnout since 2007.
This is the first step in the process to getting the new ship out on the lakes. Continue reading
The state is expecting to see an increase in the number of skilled and unskilled laborers needed over the next decade.
This month (2/17), the search for these workers heads to Roscommon County. Continue reading
In order to register and vote in the primary, you must be a U.S. citizen and turn 18 by the time of this year’s general election. That is November 8.
Those wishing to register can visit their county, city or township clerk’s office, the secretary of state, or register by mail by using this form.
Michigan’s presidential primary will be held March 8.
Officials from the U-S Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Michigan officials testified in front of a congressional committee in Washington.
Representative Jason Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He says Earley’s invitation to appear as a witness before the committee was not optional.
We’re calling on the US Marshals to hunt him down and give him that subpoena. Today we are issuing a new subpoena. He will appear and he will be here to do a deposition later this month.
Chafettz says Congress will also issue a subpoena for Susan Hedman…the former E-P-A manager for Region Five.
He says she is also expected to appear before the committee later this month.
A bill meant to clarify what civic and school officials can tell residents about local ballot measures is moving forward in the state House.
State lawmakers will decide whether fish farming should be allowed in the Great Lakes.
Eleanor Holmes Norton is the U-S House Delegate from Washington D-C. She says she wants to see immediate action to help lower lead levels in Flint’s water.
A state House panel has approved raising speed limits on some Michigan roadways. The bipartisan bills could increase speed limits up to 75 miles-per-hour on interstates. They also include studies that would look at increasing speeds up to 80 miles-per-hour in the future. The legislation also make changes to speed limits on state highways, gravel roads, and in school zones.
It now goes to the full state House.
The bills would define the sickouts as illegal teacher strikes in state law. The protests have closed dozens of Detroit schools in recent weeks. Continue reading
An overhaul of Michigan’s child foster care system is showing results, and the state is moving closer to ending a federal judge’s oversight. Continue reading
Governor Snyder faced growing pressure to get rid of Darnell Earley.
Earley was Flint’s emergency manager, when it made the disastrous decision to start drawing drinking water from the Flint River. Continue reading
Almost every Saturday this month Little Traverse Conservancy is hosting, what they call, outdoor adventure events.
The events are aimed at getting families outside to appreciate Michigan’s unique winter landscape.
On the shelves today The Point Is, is a book that explores the way we build personal narratives to give purpose and meaning to our lives. The author, Lee Eisenberg, is the former editor-in-chief for Esquire Magazine, has worked as a consulting editor for Time magazine, and is the author of several books.
State lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal to increase speed limits on some Michigan roadways.