A new report out Tuesday shows Michigan is making progress in fixing issues that led to long lines and clerical problems at the polls in the 2012 election.
The report from the organization ‘Common Cause’ evaluated 10 battleground states on how closely they’re following recommendations from a presidential commission on elections.
A small plane crash near Boyne City that left two people dead in January likely occurred after the pilot encountered dark, snowy conditions and lost control while trying to return to the airport.
Pilot Todd Lloyd and passenger Christopher Neumann died in the crash on January 6, about one mile from the Boyne City Municipal Airport.
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Good news for travelers in the eastern Upper Peninsula – the detour of I-75 officially ends Wednesday.
The freeway had been detoured for most of the summer, to allow for culvert replacements and bridge repairs over the Pine River. Northbound lanes were reopened last month.
If you’ve tuned to local TV at any point in the last month, you’ve probably seen the election ads.
Millions of dollars have been spent so far on advertising in Michigan’s Governor and U.S. Senate races, and according to some political observers, there’s no end in sight.
The cost of raising a child has increased by nearly 2 percent since 2012, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The report estimates it will cost low-income families, or those making less than $61,530 annually, about $176,550 to raise a child from birth to age 18.
The state Board of Education is urging lawmakers to put tougher regulations on charter schools.
The board approved a set of legislative recommendations regarding charter schools on Tuesday. One recommendation asks lawmakers to consider putting a so-called “smart cap” on charter school creation.
On Tuesday, voters across Michigan will decide whether to overhaul the state’s business tax system.
Proposal One asks voters to sign off on a plan that would eliminate the personal property tax, something many businesses pay on an annual basis.
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
Congressman Dan Kildee is hoping to get the federal government to help foot the bill for tearing down abandoned commercial properties in Michigan’s cities.
The Flint Democrat says abandoned commercial properties can be a drag on entire neighborhoods, hurting property values and affecting quality of life.
Michigan beaches close less frequently due to high bacteria levels in the water than beaches in neighboring Great Lakes states, according to a recent report.
A Cadillac-based boat manufacturer has been purchased by a French yacht builder. The sale could eventually create new jobs in Wexford County.