Items Tagged with 'michigan'


Road funding: Just fix the damn roads

November 27, 2015
In May, Michigan voters sent a clear message to Lansing: find a better way to “fix the damn roads”! Read More

‘Backyard’ winery helps push Michigan’s industry

Proximity to Grand Rapids turns out to be a challenge for Fenn Valley.

November 13, 2015
Brian Lesperance would like to think of Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar as Grand Rapids’ hometown winery. Read More

Opponents say energy bills would benefit utility companies

November 13, 2015
LANSING — A pair of Senate bills would shift the state’s focus away from renewable energy to the benefit of large utility companies — and Michigan’s budding renewable market could be left out in the cold, according to opponents like the Sierra Club. Read More

Decline in student testing will be Michigan’s downfall

November 6, 2015
There is lots of new data on student achievement by Michigan K-12 students, and it all comes to a singled conclusion: We are a national laggard. And that includes all kids — not just poor kids, minority kids and urban kids. Read More

State sees drop in number of uninsured residents

LANSING — Although Michigan isn’t one of the top five states to see a decrease in the number of residents without health insurance, the number without insurance continued to decline last year, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

Job creation cuts unemployment rate

LANSING — The unemployment rate in Michigan had a significant drop of 1.6 percent from September 2014 to September 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Fantasy sports catches attention of law enforcement

In Michigan, there is some question whether the activity is even legal.

October 30, 2015
Fantasy sports players may want to reconsider drafting their next team. Read More

State retailers project robust holiday shopping season

October 30, 2015
LANSING — In its most positive forecast since 2012, Michigan’s retail industry sees a stronger holiday shopping season ahead. Read More

Craft beers reap profits for the state

Studies include brewers, wholesalers, retailers and raw materials suppliers.

LANSING — Nineteen breweries in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Mitten are in pursuit of the perfect pint, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild. Read More

Harsh winters taking toll on wineries

October 16, 2015
For a young Michigan wine industry, the past two winters have been tough. Read More