| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:16 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan will be harmed by the partial federal government shutdown, which he blames on a flawed national political culture.
The Republican governor says that more than 40 percent of the state's budget...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Calling the Little Traverse Wheelway a civic project is like calling the Great Wall of China a partition.
The 40-year initiative, connecting Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Charlevoix, with a non-motorized trail was quietly completed this summer with the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:02 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the national parks and put 800,000 workers on the street: They had nothing to do with it. Please don't blame them.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:50 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents needing help with their utility bills as the weather cools must wait until November to apply, a change that coincides with an effort to keep customers from waiting to ask for assistance until facing a service...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:51 AM
With several key points during his November 2012 speech, Gov. Rick Snyder hit on one item where residents, leaders and volunteers in Emmet and Charlevoix counties said "we're way ahead of you on that."
Developing a trail network.
Just over the past four...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:32 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon announced his resignation Friday, citing acrimony associated with his recent divorce that drew media attention.
Dillon, 51, said his family deserves privacy and residents deserve to know the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:49 PM
It is the center of the political universe in presidential contests. And now the war over the nation’s new healthcare program has come to Ohio as well, with potential repercussions for the short- and long-term future of the state’s governor,...
| 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 28, 2013
| 5:17 PM
DETROIT — As protesters marched outside, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified in federal court Monday that he “worked very diligently” to avoid Detroit’s historic bankruptcy as attorneys for employee unions and retirees grilled...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Events Thursday brought more evidence of why much of the 2014 campaign will feature candidates fleeing, figuratively or literally, from Washington.
In the Senate, supposedly the more collegial of the two houses of Congress, bitterness seethed beneath...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Tens of thousands of Detroiters are waiting anxiously for 10 a.m. Tuesday. That’s when they’ll hear from Judge Stephen Rhodes whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy protection, a decision that could affect pensions, city services and...