Health officials say Bay County has seen a recent spike in heroin use. An event December 15 is looking to reach out to those affected by the drug.
A heroin summit is being planned by the Self Sufficiency Task Force and the Bay County Prevention Network. Speakers at the event will include past users, family members, law enforcement, and doctors. Continue reading →
Officials from the state will gather tomorrow November, 19th in Gaylord to inform the public on issues centered around certain types of fishing in the Great Lakes, and potential impacts. Continue reading →
Doug at the Isabella county Humane Animal Treatment Society
Humane Society officials in Isabella county are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the condition for a nearly starved dog being treated at their facility.Continue reading →
A new 10-million dollar science, technology, engineering and math institute is coming to Midland.
The facility will be funded by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical Company, The Herber H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker foundations. Continue reading →
A Central Michigan University student studying abroad in Paris is safe, and is staying for the rest of the semester following the terrorist attacks on the city.
The student, whose name is not being released, is studying fashion merchandising and design. After Friday’s attacks, she made contact with the director of the study abroad office at CMU, Diane Desalvo. Continue reading →
The state may have hit a snag in its ability to raise vehicle registration fees to pay for road repairs.
Legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last week depends in part on raising vehicle registration fees to boost road funding. But the Michigan Secretary of State’s office doesn’t have the source code it needs to make those changes to its computer system. So it’s suing Hewlett-Packard to turn it over. Continue reading →
Democrats in the state Legislature want to establish water as a “human right” under state law. It’s part of a package of bills meant to address tap water contamination and mass water shutoffs in cities like Flint and Detroit. Continue reading →
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says a slimmed-down tax code and fewer environmental regulations would boost the economies of manufacturing states – and promises to adopt that sort of “pro-growth” strategy should make the Republican ticket attractive to voters in industrial states like Michigan and Pennsylvania come November of 2016. Continue reading →
Northern Michigan has rapidly changed over the last several years, seeing growth not only in visitors, but also in new businesses like wineries, breweries, and foodie restaurants.
Many of those visitors are now heading north during the fall. Business as usual is clearly changing in not only Traverse City, but all of northern Michigan.
Nearly a decade ago, Labor Day was essentially the end of the tourism season in northern Michigan. Students would head back to school, seasonal workers would depart, and many businesses would shut down for the long winter ahead. Continue reading →