Internet access for underserved areas in Michigan

Many of Michigan’s rural communities lack access to high-speed broadband internet service, but a grant program, Connecting Michigan Communities, aims to knock back the disparity with grants available to internet service provider (ISP) applicants representing impacted areas. Announced in a July 2 news release by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office, the program offers $20 million in […]

Food for Thought

Vail oversees restaurant inspections at Ingham County Health Department Linda Vail has no qualms about dining out. She’ll happily frequent a restaurant or local pub to enjoy the atmosphere and ambience in the company of friends or family. Just don’t ask her to leave her job at the door. As health officer for the Ingham […]

Recreation Passports May Become Default During Vehicle Registration

Drivers would have to specifically opt out when registering vehicles Since October 2010, Michigan drivers have had to specifically request a recreation passport sticker on their license plates while registering their vehicles, which gave them free entry and parking at the 103 parks and state recreation areas that dot the state. That process could change […]

Sprucing Up Sparty: Bringing Spartan Stadium into the Future

It is an exciting time for both Michigan State University fans and players alike as Spartan Stadium recently received a much-needed makeover to bring the facility and the school’s football program into the future. On April 15, work got underway to replace the playing surface at the stadium. The field, the track and everything else […]

The Bullish Cyberpurse

The ups and downs of bitcoin and how it can change Lansing Few things in this world evoke more contrasting emotions as the mere concept of cryptocurrencies. Some fear currencies like bitcoin; others can’t get enough of them. Some see them as the future of business and commerce; others view them as little more than […]

Michigan Braces for Backlash After China Ends U.S. Ag imports

Soybean industry could be hit hardest; cherry growers mostly unaffected The trade tariff war between the United States and China reached new heights recently when China ordered an end to all agricultural imports from the U.S. The impact of the trade war is likely going to have long-term impact on Michigan’s soybean industry, according to […]

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