The coastal resiliency project is a partnership between the state, the University of Michigan, LIAA and the Michigan Association of Planning. Continue reading
A wildfire in Marquette County is mostly under control after burning through the night.
The cause of the 80-acre wildfire has not yet been determined. However, wildfire experts say dry conditions and warm weather were major influences. Continue reading
Nestled 20 miles or so northeast of Gaylord is an area of forest that holds generations of rich historical significance. It is an area 120,000 acres strong and will soon be a site of discovery and learning. Continue reading
Michigan is accepting proposals to replace outdated election equipment.
The Secretary of State is looking to replace the more than ten-year old election equipment found at local precincts around the state. Continue reading
But just because they’re not in school doesn’t mean kids aren’t learning, many Michigan students spent part of their summers at educational camps.
A state board has approved adding autism to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel voted 4-2 on Friday to make the recommendation.
The final decision will be made by Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Mike Zimmer. Continue reading
An effort to promote economic development in Genesee and Shiawassee counties is expanding south to the Michigan-Indiana border.
The effort began 5 years ago to promote development along the I-69 corridor. This summer, the effort is expanding south to include the cities of Charlotte, Coldwater and Marshall, Michigan. Continue reading
One program in Lake County is finding out: it’s called ‘Prescription for Health.’ Continue reading
The risk of wildfires in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is extremely high heading into this weekend.
Recent high temperatures and continued dry conditions have prompted the Department of Natural Resources to raise the warning level to “extremely high.” Continue reading
It’s been almost two-and-a-half years since Michigan’s revamped emergency manager law took effect. Thirteen Michigan cities and five school districts are currently under some form of state oversight.
Regardless of your thoughts about the idea of the state appointing unelected officials to take control over cities and schools – it’s fair to say there have been some successes on the municipal front. Seven cities are now transitioning back to full local control. Only one municipal emergency manager remains on the job. Continue reading
Environmental activists rallied at the state Capitol today to protest an oil and gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. The pipeline is operated by Enbridge Energy – the company responsible for a massive oil spill in the Kalamazoo River in 2010. Continue reading
A state elections board says three more petition drives have met the technical requirements that allow them to begin collecting signatures. All of them want the force the Legislature to change laws, or put questions on the 2016 ballot.
One of the petition drives seeks to require employers to offer paid sick and family leave. Continue reading
Also finding solace on the island, at least temporarily, was a group of Mormons who declared a kingdom on the Northern Lake Michigan Island.
Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City has joined an international effort to boost the number of students studying abroad.
NMC has partnered with the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad program to help push students to study the world. Continue reading
Saginaw Valley State University is adding gender identity and genetic information protections to its non-discrimination policy.
Donations to Michigan Political Action Committees are up considerably this election cycle compared to last.
The Michigan Supreme Court dealt two blows to public employee unions today.
A homeowner in Howell has to pay the city for cutting the grass in the public right of way in front of his house. That’s the decision today from a federal appeals court. Continue reading
“Noone knows this is back here,” he said. Continue reading
Part of a bill in the U.S. senate to renew road funding would also add smart infrastructure across the country and business to Michigan.
Attorneys specializing in marijuana law now have their own division within the State Bar of Michigan.
An environmental group says it’s getting ready to sue the federal government for failing to enforce an underwater pipeline safety rule.
At the Kinross Correctional Facility in Kincheloe, 17 assaults have taken place over the past week.
The Michigan Department of Corrections said the assaults stemmed from a July 20th fight, that led to a series of altercations throughout the week. Continue reading
Kroger grocery stores have recalled several spices and seasonings due that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recall was issued Monday, July 28th and includes Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac’n Buds. Continue reading
Veterans in the Bay Region could get a little extra help with jobs thanks to a federal grant.