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Getting to the bottom of rising national student loan debt

College Students
The school year winding down means graduation ceremonies are around the corner.

Whether graduating students are leaving college, or getting ready to attend, one thing on many students’ minds is student loans. Continue reading

Utility assistance offered to mid-Michigan residents

Although winter is over, paying utility bills isn’t. A community action group is offering assistance to people in mid-Michigan struggling to pay a back-log of winter bills.

Mid Michigan Community Action is offering assistance to families with lingering utility costs, and providing them with a supply of heating fuel for next winter. Continue reading

MDOT awards grants to help fund business expansions

bad-yellow-line-roadjpg-55a2be0a87eeea1d_largeA public / private investment will fund three road improvement projects in Huron and Lapeer counties this year, that will help several area businesses expand their operations.

The improvements will allow three companies to expand, creating 135 new full time jobs. Continue reading

Petoskey bookstore receives a James Patterson donation

bookBestselling author James Patterson launched 2014 by pledging to support small, independent bookstores that promote children’s reading.

Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading

Congress to consider new legislation aimed at improving health care for Veterans

veterans 11-13-13Veteran’s Day will be fresh in the minds of congress as they return to work this week and consider legislation that aims to improve the health care system for the growing number of vets.

With veterans returning home in unprecedented numbers, veteran care officials say health care issues for veterans need to be addressed. Continue reading

House bill aims to help foster children afford college

A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.

Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.

She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Continue reading

Northern Michigan gets $6 million for “Deep Freeze Fund”

Almost a dozen counties hit by strong winter weather now have the opportunity to apply for millions in infrastructure grant money.

Cold weather this past winter was strong enough to damage water and sewer mains for some areas of northern Michigan.

Officials said $6 million in grants are available to help eligible communities through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Continue reading