| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:18 PM
The state may overhaul the system that protects us from getting ripped off at the gas station, grocery store and even the parking meter.
Some lawmakers want to do less-frequent inspections to make sure fuel pumps, home heating oil trucks and parking...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:47 AM
Sunday, April 15
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey (behind Lowe's). All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Monday, April 16
| Apr 16, 2012
| 7:58 PM
Gov. Sean Parnell's call for a special session has stopped Legislature staffers who were packing boxes inside the State Capitol Monday. Instead, they're now settling in for what could be a long, contentious 30 days.
After watching three important...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
DTE Energy hosted a customer assistance forum to help customers with their energy bills Thursday morning.
The event was held at Devos Place in Grand Rapids.
Customers were able to meet with DTE customer service representatives and human service...
| Mar 11, 2012
Jim Lett knew his house was leaking money, especially during winter. Of course, he couldn't actually see heat slipping out of wiring conduits, exhaust fans, the attic. But he could feel the pain in his wallet as sure as the draftiness that compelled him...
| Mar 11, 2012
Energy is expensive. You can't drive to work without filling up your gas tank. You can't heat your home without oil, propane or electricity. It's only natural to look for ways to shave a few bucks off those costs, but be cautious if you try.
| Mar 11, 2012
For years, Michelle and David Olson relied on oil to heat their 2,600-square-foot home on the west end of Allentown at a cost of around $350 per month.
"And it kept going up," Michelle Olson said.
Olson threw a neighborhood party after she made the...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:38 PM
With the the 30-thousand-dollar-a-day legislative session still in limbo, committee hearings were held.
Though no laws can be passed, now that the Senate has adjourned, two Senate Committees did examine two important issues: the high cost of energy in...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:05 PM
Now is not the time of year for sowing, unless it’s sowing an idea: As the weather turns colder and the landscape becomes washed in grays and browns, imagine a retreat, an oasis of lush greenery and brightly colored flowers suffused in warm, moist...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:18 PM
With this “fiscal cliff” garbage, it’s nice to finally have a crisis that’s mostly a shitty joke, that we don’t actually have to worry about.
First, a word about the whole “bankrupting America,” budget hawk...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:43 AM
At the City Council meeting on Oct. 16, Mayor Jane Egly stated that she wanted to support the South Laguna Community Garden, but that she needed to know about the soil contamination and to see an appraisal.
Specifically, she said, "If that is what...