| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:12 AM
At North Central Michigan College, enrollment is up 1.2 percent and 6 percent over budget projections.
“After four straight semesters of not very encouraging enrollment reports, we have finally turned the tide,” president Cameron Brunet-...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:57 AM
PETOSKEY — The sun is more than a part of the scenery on one car trip happening this week in Michigan.
The University of Michigan Solar Car Team is taking its latest sun-powered vehicle, named Generation, on a 1,200-mile “mock race”...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
(Reuters) - Will Obamacare's launch look more like Black Friday, when U.S. shoppers flood retail stores for bargains the day after Thanksgiving, or April 15, when procrastinators wait until nearly midnight to file their taxes?
Officials involved in...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Teen apparel brands have been losing their shirts, and it's not a fashion choice.
Against a backdrop of prolonged consumer stinginess, reinforced Friday by reports of a scant monthly increase in August retail sales, an anemic back-to-school...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city's grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups.
At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
With an easy smile, an athletic build and a distinctive blond coif, Dan Horyn was considered by some the hippest teacher at Niles North High School.
The 34-year-old English teacher and cross-country running coach whom co-workers said "had it all going...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:29 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As many as 37 million Americans who receive health coverage through employers may be better off with the government-subsidized insurance plans that will be offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law for next year,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
GAYLORD -- When Ellen Seidell begins her senior year of high school, it won't be in the familiar halls of Gaylord High School.
Ellen's parents, Todd and Tamara, recently said goodbye to their 17-year-old daughter, who will begin classes at the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Andrew High School plans to launch its inaugural Hall of Fame class during homecoming week, according to school officials.
The school's Hall of Fame will feature three athletes and two coaches, officials said.
The induction ceremony is expected to...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 10:04 PM
With the 2013-14 Aberdeen Wings hockey season rapidly approaching, let's review for a minute. For the 23 members of the Wings and the other 23 teams around the North American Hockey League, the coming months could be some of the most important of their...
| Sep 2, 2013
Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with?
Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...