Change tobacco age to save lives

Restricting sales of tobacco products to people 21 and older could keep 11,000 Michiganders from starting to smoke, potentially avoiding

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  • March 26, 2019
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MDOT session for hearing, vision impaired

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing a new state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP), known as Michigan Mobility 2045

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  • March 26, 2019
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New resource for MI redistricting info

Last November, Michigan voters approved changes to the state’s constitution to establish a 13-member commission of citizens who will have exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress every 10 years.

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  • March 26, 2019
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Kirtland expands Grayling campus

The new Michigan Forest Products Institute will feature a brand-new cosmetology salon with advanced resources and new offerings for local residents who are seeking salon services.


Michigan working poor struggling

Although unemployment rates are falling, the report found that low-wage jobs dominate the employment landscape, with 61 percent of all jobs in Michigan paying less than $20 per hour.

Info tech employers apprenticeship session

All types and sizes of businesses from across Northwest Lower Michigan seeking Information Technology employees are invited to attend an


Veterans assistance fair April 10

North Central Michigan College Student Veterans Association will host a special open house and assistance fair on April 10.  


Michigan university research helps handicapped mobility

Walking exercises key to getting kids with Down Syndrome on their feet at an earlier age.

Grand Traverse bike, sail tour

Pedal scenic Leelanau trail, experience the vineyards and wineries … then sail back.    


MI getting cork-screwed over illegal booze shipments

Michigan officials say the half-a-million bottles of alcohol being illegally shipped here is costing the state much-needed tax revenue.  


The business of weed

One prominent Michigan university has recently announced the launch of a business degree program in the field of sales and

eCommerce Workshop April 10

This workshop focuses on using the Internet to deliver your products and services to your customers through the use of a website with a shopping cart tool.

What are your lawmakers doing for you?

Among his many accomplishments working with the Michigan Legislature, Rep. Cole would like constituents to know a new website has been launched to give Michigan residents the opportunity to help improve the state’s auto insurance issues.

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  • March 20, 2019
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Tracking MI bridge conditions?

Bridges will be rated as good, fair, or poor. The new tool offers visual representations of bridges for each category. The interactive map gives locations and statuses on each structure. And, data may be sorted and viewed on bridge ratings, ownership, and the geographical area.


MI ag mediation helps farmers

Robert Osburn had a problem when upon retiring 20 years ago the Lenawee County farmer placed both of his farmland parcels into the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for two 10-year contracts as an alternative to cash renting to another farmer.

Free agriculture workshops

Learning to eliminate waste in order to benefit your agricultural business.

Senator Debbie Stabenow

Mental health, addiction services $$$

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week announced the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act at an event in Washington, D.C. to renew and expand funding for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics.

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  • March 17, 2019
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U-M prison arts project exhibit

The free, public exhibition, which opens at 10 a.m. March 20, highlights the curated work of 574 artists from 26 facilities in Michigan.


Northbound US-31 detour in Petoskey

The start date for the detour is subject to change based on weather and construction progress.

Michigan auto workers

15k trades jobs annually in MI

Michigan needs more apprentices and skilled workers to fill the talent gap.