| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
After winning exemptions from environmental laws for more than a decade, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes agreed Friday to a court-enforced deadline to stop dumping toxic pollution into Lake Michigan.
But the proposed legal...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted late Wednesday to delay sweeping food safety rules that would require farmers and food companies to be more vigilant about guarding against contamination.
Lawmakers adopted an amendment by voice vote to a wide-...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The U.S. Legislature is pondering how to address a growing problem of unreported sexual assaults in the military, and Michigan lawmakers could figure prominently into the reforms.
Last year 3,374 cases involving sexual misconduct were reported in the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Freshman Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, launched his campaign Monday for re-election to a second term.
Benishek made the announcement in Iron Mountain at the Dickinson Medical Building in Iron Mountain where he spent 28 years working as a...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:15 AM
CHEBOYGAN -- A day after administrators at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital say they had no choice but to close its doors, the outlook is bleak for the hospital's future and its 400 employees.
On Tuesday, the sale of Cheboygan Memorial to Flint-based...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Mayor term; Stick with charter
I am in total agreement with the recent letter written by Herb Carlson regarding the term of office for the Petoskey mayor and council members.
It should remain a one year term for the mayor and two year terms for...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Read petitions before signing
As I was entering the post office I overheard a woman thanking a young man with a clipboard for “bringing democracy to Northern Michigan” l was confused when I discovered that the petition she had signed...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:22 AM
WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.
That's because the legislation did nothing to...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 9:33 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.
These lawmakers wasted little time...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:17 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Shortly after newly elected Rep. Dan Benishekarrived in Washington, staffers raised a banner that proclaimed to visitors in his Capitol Hill suite: "If you are here to ask for more money, you're in the wrong office!"
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Voters in the 1st Congressional District are watching a debate on experience play out this election cycle between a doctor and a hay farmer.
At least that is the image being toted in ads from their campaign committees.
"Washington could learn a thing...