Test kitchen and production line could cook up new Michigan jobs

Officials hope it boosts sales in state by $400M and creates 1,000 jobs.

LANSING — Michigan food entrepreneurs would be able to take their idea and turn it into frozen meals on the shelves of local grocery stores using a proposed mock production line. Read More

Mental health courts expand to treat offenders

Michigan is expanding a system that allows people with a mental illness to be sentenced to treatment rather than serve jail time. Read More

Legislature approves trampoline safety rules and liability protection

LANSING — Jumpers bouncing around indoor trampoline parks have new rules to follow under a bill narrowly approved by state lawmakers. Read More

Michigan cities brace for a changing climate

Grand Rapids is three years into a five-year plan.

LANSING — Some Michigan cities are bracing for a climate change. Read More

Health officials gear up for new threats from climate change

More precipitation and heat present a different set of challenges.

LANSING — State health officials are struggling to anticipate new health threats posed by a changing climate. Read More