| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:15 AM
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder delivered an uncharacteristically forceful third State of the State address Wednesday night calling on Michigan lawmakers to be bold and approve more than $1 billion in new revenue for roads in Michigan.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Petoskey Boy Scout Michael Sullivan recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was honored with a special tribute signed by Gov. Rick Snyder as well as by Sen. Howard Walker and Rep. Frank Foster. The honor was bestowed on Mike at a recent Emmet County...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:45 AM
There was no shortage of news in 2012 for the region, in government or new developments.
Projects such as a $150 million wind turbine farm and a multi-million dollar casino could be not far off for Northwest Michigan in 2013, following the beginnings of...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Alan Ayckbourn often has been termed the British Neil Simon due to his prodigious output of plays in a quirky comical vein. South Coast Repertory has yet to mount a Simon show, but has produced myriad Ayckbourn offerings and is quite familiar with the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:18 AM
PETOSKEY -- While two of Northern Michigan's state legislators had supported a bill that would allow concealed carrying of weapons in churches, schools and day care centers, both were understanding of Gov. Rick Snyder's veto of it on Tuesday.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:54 AM
Gov. Rick Snyder was right on one thing, right-to-work is a divisive issue.
Thousands crowded the Capitol Tuesday to be heard on the law that makes it illegal for union membership to be required as a condition of employment.
Pro-union groups staged...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Legislation making the gray wolf in Michigan a game animal passed Thursday in the Michigan House on a 66-43 vote.
Gray wolves were removed from the endangered species list in 2011. That same year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimated...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Carrying concealed weapons into schools, churches and stadiums is against the law in Michigan, but it might not be for much longer.
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate approved Senate Bill 59 to allow concealed weapons in several gun-free zones...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:23 AM
Any question about how Northern Michigan lawmakers might vote on a divisive right-to-work law was answered Thursday.
Local House and Senate lawmakers stuck to their campaign pledges to pass right-to-work legislation in Michigan to outlaw closed union...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Primary election results for Emmet and Charlevoix counties:
Michigan's 107th House District (Emmet, Chippewa, Mackinaw counties and part of Cheboygan County.)
Democrat nomination: Suzanne Shumway, of Petoskey; Jim Martin, of Sault Ste Marie (Winner...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:02 PM
History says on Tuesday, Aug. 7, less than a quarter of the voting populace in Charlevoix and Emmet counties will go to the ballot box to cast their political opinion.
Far more people in both counties will click the "like" button for a cute picture of...