ARTICLES

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

Pothole prevention: smart roads signal repair needs

MSU is working on technology that places sensors in the concrete or asphalt mix.

September 25, 2015
LANSING — If Michigan ever gets around to fixing its crumbling roads, engineers might be well-served to consider a new ingredient in the road-making mix. Read More

Campus food banks expand to feed hungry students

Most rely on donations from students, alumni and the surrounding community.

September 25, 2015
LANSING — Food banks are a growing sight on Michigan campuses as many students struggle with higher tuition, costly rent — and sometimes, hunger. Read More

Dems propose tax breaks for mid-, low-income families

They want the financial burden shifted back to businesses.

LANSING — Michigan is still catching up after the Great Recession crashed the economy — and for most residents, the 2011 rewrite of the state tax code made things worse, Democratic legislators say. Read More

Shrinking number of teachers signals end of a dream career

LANSING — Many children aspiring to be teachers when they grow up could end up having a change of heart. Read More