| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:05 AM
LANSING, Mich. Michigan's state Board of Canvassers certified a controversial petition Monday that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they want abortion coverage.
The issue now moves to the Michigan Legislature,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Detroit has once again been in the headlines as the city and its creditors battle in court over whether the city is eligible to receive bankruptcy protection.
Municipal bankruptcy, like just about everything else that contains the word "municipal" or...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Hospitals and nonprofit workers in Michigan are scrambling to get the 1.3 million uninsured people in the state access to federal health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
It hasn’t been easy.
Since the federal health insurance exchange at...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:16 AM
A monthly Petoskey Republican luncheon is getting statewide attention this week following a Northern Michigan state senator being caught on video, telling off a local conservative radio personality during a heated exchange over the Michigan Legislature&...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:04 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Labor union supporters and the governor who made this the first right-to-work Labor Day in Michigan marched on opposite ends of the state Monday as America observed the holiday honoring working people.
Gov. Rick Snyder set a fast...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:10 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A recurring call to raise the minimum wage has returned in the run-up to Labor Day in the form of national rallies and a new report that finds Michigan ranks second-to-worst among states for wage growth during the past 30 years....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:21 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature continue to outpace Democrats in raising money for the 2014 election.
The House Republican Campaign Committee reported last week that it raised $316,000 since April. The...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:59 AM
The numbers paint a dark scenario for the health care industry. And if lawmakers don't act soon, Reezie DeVet, president and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan, worries Petoskey and the surrounding communities the hospital serves could see negative impacts....
| 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...