Traverse City

Wind Turbines
Pixabay Creative Commons

A municipal utility in northern Michigan plans to generate all its electricity from renewable sources such as wind and the sun by 2040.

Forest
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

An organization that shields high-value farm and natural lands from development in five northern Michigan counties is kicking off the public phase of a $71 million campaign to protect additional parcels.

Jane Fonda
Rob Young / Flickr creative commons

Jane Fonda has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at a northern Michigan film festival founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore.

Gas pump photo
WKAR-MSU

AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have fallen about 13 cents in the past week to about $2.90 per gallon.

Michigan Capital
michigan.gov

A northern Michigan man accused of stealing nearly 100 packages over a two-year period has been sentenced to probation.

Gray wolf
Corel Corporation / US Fish & Wildlife Service

The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.

A northern Michigan lawmaker is defending legislation that would require people to work to qualify for Medicaid.  Opponents of the bill say it would unfairly affect African Americans living in cities. 


Homeless Man
Pixabay Creative Commons

An overnight homeless shelter in Traverse City is closing for the season after extending services during the cold early spring.

Facebook/Cherry Capital Airport

A speedy border collie that gained internet fame for chasing critters off a Michigan airport's runways has died after a yearlong fight with cancer.

Facebook page of Christopher John Lemanski

A Michigan man relied on a simple mode of transportation while traveling through 14 European countries: his feet.

packed gym of people
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The Williamston Board of Education met for four hours last night, hearing public comment on their proposed policy for transgender and non-conforming students.


Solar panels photo
Oregon Department of Transportation / flickr creative commons

A new solar power project in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is expected to be online in the first week in October.

Little Traverse Bay
Courtesy / flickr/Punk Toad

A northern Michigan man who authorities say wrapped a cat in duct tape has been sentenced to two years of probation.

school classroom
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

State and federal agencies are offering a certification program in Traverse City that will help public building operators save energy.

Michigan Democratic Party Facebook Page / Facebook

The Democratic Party and activists opposing President Donald Trump are teaming up to host a dozen town halls as congressional Republicans try to replace the federal health care law.

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