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Votes by Charlevoix County’s state lawmakers Schmidt and Cole

A look at how Charlevoix County’s Michigan legislators, 37th District Sen. Wayne Schmidt and 105th District Rep. Triston Cole, voted on bills

Michigan passes new laws helping veterans, rural hospitals, dedicating roads

Michigan veterans will have better access to services under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Ensuring Michigan veterans have

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  • June 29, 2018
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Mackinaw City Welcome Center sign, one of state’s oldest, refreshed

Sometimes historical items survive not out of some sense of foresight (hey, we’ll want that someday), but inertia and frugality.

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  • June 29, 2018
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SNAP users down 7.6 million since 2013

According to Michigan Farm Bureau, although proposed reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) called for in the House

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  • June 28, 2018
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Michigan roadwork stops to make 4th of July travel easier

This Fourth of July holiday, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is removing lane restrictions on about two-thirds of its

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New MSU Extension head for Charlevoix, Northern Michigan region

Michigan State University Extension has named Adam Koivisto as the organization’s District 14 coordinator, effective July 5. District 14 is made

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  • June 27, 2018
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Michigan needs motorcycle safety instructors

Michigan is looking for men and women, who love motorcycles and working with people, to teach others how to ride.

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  • June 27, 2018
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Michigan Gov. Snyder signs 16 new laws

Michigan ballot instructions will get a needed upgrade with the addition of the Libertarian Party under legislation signed by Gov.

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  • June 25, 2018
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Michigan military ops, industry, research winners in defense bill

Annual Defense Bill Includes Peters Provisions to Support A-10 Aircraft, Address PFAS & Advance Military Research in Michigan U.S. Senator

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  • June 24, 2018
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A Michigan first: all judicial association heads are women

The leaders of the Michigan Judges Association (MJA), the Michigan District Judges Association (MDJA), the Michigan Probate Judges Association (MPJA),

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  • June 22, 2018
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Michigan 2019 budget boosts health, state police, corrections, roads, rainy day fund

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget into law Thursday June 21, ensuring smart, responsible and

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  • June 22, 2018
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Meet NCMC’s new president David Finley

David Roland Finley, Ph.D begins his tenure as president of North Central Michigan College on July 2.

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  • June 21, 2018
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Gov. Snyder names June 25 Men’s Mental Health Day in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder has teamed up with the statewide wellness campaign, Healthy Men Michigan (www.HealthyMenMichigan.org), to proclaim June 25 Men’s Mental Health

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  • June 20, 2018
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Ann Arbor’s Mcity working on future of transportation

A driverless shuttle ferries passengers to work from a far-away parking lot. A connected vehicle senses a car stopped ahead

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  • June 20, 2018
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264 million lbs of Michigan cherries expected in 2018

By their very nature, most farmers are thrilled and take pride of high-yield predictions. According to the latest USDA National

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  • June 20, 2018
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Michigan extends statute of limitations on sex assault cases

Joined by sexual assault survivors in the state Capitol, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley this past week signed landmark legislation allowing

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  • June 18, 2018
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Enbridge pipeline alternatives analysis first of four to be released to Michigan officials

A report given Friday to the State of Michigan from Enbridge concludes that a secure underground corridor for Line 5

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  • June 17, 2018
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Legislation Protects Domestic Violence Survivors and their Pets

Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Dean Heller (R-NV) to help protect domestic violence survivors and

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  • June 16, 2018
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June 15 designated Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan

Michigan Women’s Commission (MWC) Executive Director Mary Engelman today commended the Michigan legislature for designating Friday, June 15 as Women

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  • June 15, 2018
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Plan to improve pipeline safety in Great Lakes

Three northern Michigan representatives have introduced a plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in

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  • June 15, 2018
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