PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – Garbage washing up on Lake Michigan beaches has some in western Michigan wondering if it's a return to the summer of 2008, when Wisconsin trash rolled in.
The Ludington Daily News says shoreline residents in Mason and Manistee counties have found the trash. A resident of Mason County's Pere Marquette Township says she's picked up bottles, straws, cups, cigarette butts and syringes.
Michigan voters should not expect their next Governor to be the catalyst for a major economic revival. That's according to an analyst with a southeast-Michigan political think tank. John Bebow is the Executive Director of Ann Arbor's 'Center for Michigan.' He says the electorate needs to remember a Governor's role in economic development.
Lansing, MI – Lawmakers in Lansing are waiting anxiously to see what shake-ups could occur in state government with the general election in November. The minority parties in both the House and Senate are looking for gains.
Many current Senators on both sides of the aisle are term limited out after this year. The Democrats hope that means they can make a solid run at control of the chamber. But they know there's a lot of work to be done.
Wayne State University has named former Ford Motor Co. executive Allan Gilmour its interim president.
The Detroit university announced Tuesday that Gilmour starts Aug. 30 and will continue until the university finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Jay Noren, who resigned Aug. 6. A national search is planned.
Gilmour, a Harvard University and University of Michigan graduate, retired in 1995 as Ford's vice chairman and chief financial officer. He rejoined the automaker from 2002-05 in various leadership roles.
The company that operates a pipeline that spilled oil into a southern Michigan river has filed a proposed plan with federal regulators to eventually restart service.
The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must authorize the restarting of the Enbridge Inc. pipeline that leaked into the Kalamazoo River near Marshall. Both the company and federal regulators say Tuesday it's not known when the pipeline service might be restored.
Michigan utility regulators have approved the state's first experimental rate for residential customers to recharge their electric vehicles.
The Michigan Public Service Commission said Tuesday that it has approved an application from DTE Energy Co.'s Detroit Edison unit. The commission says the program will help Detroit Edison evaluate the effect of electric vehicles on its system.