| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Geocaching will no longer be allowed at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey.
The large public cemetery plans to remove three geocaches inside its boundaries in the near future over concerns the recreational activity may unnerve people grieving.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:41 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature could consider whether to eliminate gas chambers as a means of euthanization in state animal shelters.
The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reports most counties no longer use such chambers, and three of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:55 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A year-and-a-half after legalizing louder, more powerful fireworks in Michigan, lawmakers are giving local governments the power to restrict their use around holidays after a slew of complaints were lodged by the public.
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature has approved $21 million in emergency spending to dredge 49 harbors with low water levels.
The bill won final passage Thursday from the Senate on a 30-5 vote after being passed by the House 107-3 a...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:04 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Matt Lori found himself in an unusual position when shepherding through a $15.3 billion health budget that pays for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the needy.
The Republican chairman of the House health budget...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:32 AM
ALANSON - With the right cause and motivation for that cause, teenagers can make a difference. Alanson students have proven that.
Alanson Public Schools was able to hear Bonnie Raffaele's tragic story through her program, The KDR Challenge, back in...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Having a car is a necessity for just about everyone in Northern Michigan. And with few public transportation options, that's unlikely to change.
Commuting in a rural area means more miles, more gas and more vehicle maintenance costs, also a fact unlikely...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:50 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A newspaper's analysis found that $556,000 in taxpayer money was used by state government agencies to lobby the Michigan Legislature in 2012.
The Lansing State Journal reports state officials say the money equates to staff...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Michigan still has an image problem.
The Great Lakes State, while showing some fresh green buds on its thawing economy, is still a long way from being out of the dark. The city of Detroit is still flirting with bankruptcy and unemployment is still higher...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:08 AM
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public informational meeting Thursday, Feb. 14, to address the changes in Emmet County, after it repealed its critical dunes ordinance last month.
Both the Emmet County Planning Commission...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:22 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday finished approving a nearly $49 billion spending plan that includes a temporary boost in road upkeep but no expansion of health insurance to more low-income residents.
Work on the budget was...