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Bottle returns must open back up in Michigan, per Treasury Department 

Michigan residents who have racked up cans and bottles during the COVID-19 pandemic can now redeem them at retailers statewide, the state Department of...

West Michigan has been a key GOP stronghold. That’s now being...

The 3rd and 6th congressional districts in West Michigan are, in some ways, a study in contrasts: They are a world of dense urban...

Tribal-led Line 5 investigation unearths ancient cultural artifacts

A group of Michiganders concerned about the Line 5 oil pipeline’s impact on the Straits of Mackinac, led primarily by women of Michigan’s tribal...

Here are two statewide ballot proposals you should know about

Presidential, congressional and state House candidates are on the Nov. 3 general election ballot in Michigan.  But there are also issues before voters, although not...

Whitmer’s $500M water infrastructure plan funds PFAS cleanup, sewer upgrades

Updated with comment from Whitmer's office, 3:41 p.m., 10/1/20 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday a landmark investment in Michigan’s notoriously underfunded water infrastructure, prompting praise...

Some residents slam Line 5 permit allowing 5M gallons of wastewater...

State officials at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) heard its first of two public hearings Tuesday afternoon on a...

Geologists condemn Line 5 tunnel plan: ‘Permitting the project at this...

Updated with Enbridge response, 4:00 p.m., 9/28/20 Longtime geologic experts warned Monday that Canadian oil company Enbridge’s plan to encase a new Line 5 oil...

Rick Haglund: Tackling climate change is the smart move for local...

Brandy Brown faced skepticism about climate change from the day she accepted her job as the head of the Michigan Office of Climate and...

No, Nessel’s Line 5 lawsuit isn’t over

All parties involved in Nessel vs Enbridge et al, the ongoing suit brought against Canadian oil company Enbridge by Attorney General Dana Nessel last...

Nessel joins coalition backing DAPL shutdown

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition supporting the federal court order shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  Michigan joins 18 other states,...

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