But among energy providers there is debate about what exactly the problem is – or if there is a problem at all.
Our latest “On The Map” series brings us around the state to visit transitions involving people, service animals, and technology.
We take a closer look now at a non-profit working to help veterans and their families transition into civilian life.
The VFW National Home for Children sits on 629 acres in Eaton Rapids.
The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals says booking photos in federal cases are not automatically available to the public.
Michigan and China have a larger trading relationship than many consumers know. In the past decade, Michigan exports to China have grown by over 200 percent… and the state wants to see that number increase even more.
Officials with the state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said, Chinese consumers like Michigan dairy products and cherries, and they hope to introduce more Michigan products to Chinese distributors.
Jamie Zmitko-Somers is the International Marketing Program Manager for the department. She said the trade mission aims to represent all Michigan companies.
“This would be for any Michigan companies looking to further their exports into the Chinese market or break into the China market for the first time. So it could be smaller companies or larger companies as well.”
Zmitko-Somers said, the trade mission is planned for this upcoming November. Companies interested in participating can find a link to the application at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/China-Company_profile_form_528113_7.pdf
A federal appeals court says an Enbridge oil pipeline that runs through a northern Michigan national forest does not need a new permit to continue operating.
The Governor formed the commission to get recommendations to help curb the drug epidemic in Michigan.
Volkswagen sold over half-a-million cars in the US by marketing the vehicles as eco-friendly.
A bill removing a waiting period for Native Americans to add to their health savings accounts has passed through the US House.
Right now, Native Americans must wait three months after receiving care at an Indian health clinic before contributing to a health savings account. Continue reading
Families and advocates will be speaking at the Children’s Association Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day.
After the nightclub tragedy, a small group of Traverse city residents used tape to create a rainbow on stairs near Clinch Park.
The Pipeline Safety Advisory Board originally had nine finalists for contractors to conduct the studies. Now it’s down to two.
Officials with the Department of Environmental Quality say the top >three complainants they address are odors, open burning and dust.
The national gas price average is two-dollars and thirty -six-cents a gallon. That’s almost forty cents less than what we were paying a year ago.
The national championship is scheduled this weekend in Emmet County. The county will also host the annual assessment race that determines who will make the U.S national team.
Michigan public libraries are launching summer reading programs that encourages kids,teens even and adults to pick up a book and read.
Bill Disessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Education.
He says it’s important for parents to set an example by reading. Kids reading skills can get rusty over the summer and cause a slowdown in the fall.
“Often times their teachers have to spend time that they had planned to spend moving forward .But unfortunately due to some sort of back sliding over the summer, they spend some instructions time at the beginning of the new school year going over old plans and old lessons that they should’ve just left the previous year.”
Disessa said the State theme for this summer’s reading programs is wellness,fitness and sports.
The program is also focusing on science,technology,engineering and math or STEM activities.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation awarded three businesses, state development program grants .
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters wrote a letter to the President asking him and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to consider an alternative location for storing nuclear waste.Right now the plan is to bury it in Canada near the shores of Lake Huron.
Senator Debbie Stabenow said the President and the Prime Minister Trudeau are scheduled to meet at the North American Leaders Summit later this month. She expects the nuclear disposal location will be discussed.
“ There has been a proposal put forward to put right on Lake Huron a disposal site underground site. On the Canadian side to store nuclear waste. And this is something that I’ve raised concerns about.”
The Canadian Minister of the Environment has twice postponed issuing a decision on the dump location. Since the most recent postponement, a new decision date has not been set
The state Department of Corrections plans to close the Pugsley Correctional Facility in northwest Michigan later this year.
One of the new laws would set new penalties for anyone who gets another person to buy pseudoephedrine for them with the intent to use the drug to make meth.
May is Asthma Awareness Month.Health officials say more than twelve percent of Michigan residents have asthma. The national average is between five and seven percent.
The Symposium will discuss autism across the lifespan.