reWorking Michigan

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 reWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as citizens of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future for their families. A project of WKAR NewsRoom, WKAR-TV and WKAR Online.

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lakes State
5:19 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

reWorking Michigan: MSU Radiopharmacy, Made-to-Order Isotopes

Photo: Jason Vlahos, WKAR

East Lansing, MI –

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lakes State
7:43 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

reWorking Michigan: Ingham County Receives Revenue from Tax Auction

LANSING, MI –

The recent Ingham County tax-foreclosed property auction set a county record, generating around $380,000 and placed dozens of properties back on the tax rolls. | SKIP down to article

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lakes State
12:28 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

reWorking Michigan: Smoking ban amendments may help struggling restaurants

Photo credit: Jason Vlahos/WKAR

Lansing, MI –

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lakes State
1:14 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

reWorking Michigan: Lansing positioned for role in expanding Cadillac buyer segment

WKAR photo.

LANSING, MI –

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lakes State
8:51 am
Mon July 11, 2011

reWorking Michigan: wind energy's future in the Great Lake State

Kim Horrocks thinks wind turbines like this one at his store will be a factor in making the country less dependent on foreign oil. photo: Scott Pohl/WKAR

Lansing, MI –

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Economic Evolution in the Great Lakes State
2:43 pm
Mon July 4, 2011

reWorking Michigan: Ordinance impacts new business opportunities

Some marijuana dispensaries on Michigan Avenue will have to move under a new ordinance recently passed by the city of Lansing. photo: Rob South/WKAR

LANSING, MI – Last week, the city of Lansing took steps to crack down on medical marijuana shops. A new ordinance restricts where a shop can open and limits the number of shops allowed in the city. The state legislature is working on similar laws and the state attorney general's office also issued a pair of rulings last week that further limit how medical marijuana can be grown and sold. The flurry of new rules is frustrating some business owners who see the drug as an economic opportunity.

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