MACKINAW CITY — Federal law that requires foreign-flagged ships to have a U.S.- or Canadian-licensed pilot involved in navigating certain waters don’t include the Straits of Mackinac.

JACKSON — Garrick Rochow will succeed Patti Poppe as president and CEO of CMS and Consumers Energy, the company announced in a release on Wednesday.

GRAND RAPIDS — The United States government continues to press legal action against Larry Inman, who remains the state representative of northern Michigan’s 104th House District.

GRAND RAPIDS — Nearly eight months after State Rep. Larry Inman was found not guilty of lying to federal agents about an illegal quid pro quo, Inman’s attorney is asking a U.S. district judge to dismiss two remaining federal corruption charges.

LANSING — Michigan is joining a federal lawsuit with four other states and the District of Columbia in condemning action from United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that would funnel more than $16 million intended for state public schools to private schools.

TRAVERSE CITY — Boats and pontoons took up residence in the clear waters of Torch Lake. The colors of the water moved from a milky-yet-crystal green around the infamous sandbar to shades of darker blue the farther away revelers got from the Fourth of July party epicenter in northern Michigan.

TRAVERSE CITY — The welcome mats could be rolled out for school in the fall. But they likely will come with caveats and restrictions as in-person instruction in the age of COVID-19 begins.

TRAVERSE CITY — The funding forecast for K-12 education in Michigan is looking rather grim, according to state officials and educators.

A man kneels in the middle of the intersection at Front and Union streets in Traverse City on Monday afternoon. Some either honked their horns and voiced their support. Others yelled at the man to get out of the street. His protest is in response to the death of George Floyd, a black that di…

TRAVERSE CITY — Two bills aimed at making it easier for electric co-ops to build fiber-optic broadband networks and for telecoms companies to use co-ops’ poles have plenty of support so far.

GRAND RAPIDS — Embattled state Rep. Larry Inman will have his day in court ... again.

TRAVERSE CITY — Text messages between a northwest Michigan lawmaker and union representatives should be admitted as evidence in a bribery case against him, U.S. attorneys argued.

WILLIAMSBURG — Carol Hockin has no doubt she would see more people coming through Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry’s doors if a proposed food stamps eligibility change goes through.

TRAVERSE CITY — State Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, could face a recall as he contends with bribery and other federal charges, and seeks treatment for addiction.

ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a road-spending package into law Tuesday that includes the first increase in decades in Michigan's fuel tax and vehicle registration fees, a move designed to address the deteriorating highways, roads and bridges across the state.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House for the second time in four months has narrowly approved a funding plan to improve deteriorating roads, though it appears doubtful that the legislation currently has enough support to become law.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint, Michigan, will receive $6 million in state funding to help switch its drinking water source after lead problems prompted officials to declare a public health emergency.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration face mounting scrutiny for Flint's drinking water crisis, which began when a state emergency manager switched the supply source to save money and has culminated with high lead levels in some children.


LANSING (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair engaged in numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" misconduct in an attempted cover-up, in which public resources were misused and constituents were treated with a lack of respect, an investigator alleged Monday.


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was released from a hospital Monday, four days after being admitted for a blood clot in his right leg related to an Achilles tendon injury he suffered last month, his spokeswoman said.

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