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Governor Rick Snyder is off on a trade mission that will bring him to Asia and Europe before he returns to Michigan next week. 


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The emergence of competitors like Whole Foods led the East Lansing Food Co-Op to close its doors in January after 41 years of operation. At the time, leaders of the customer-owned enterprise expressed hope that they would be able to re-open at some point. Now, it appears that will not happen.

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Lansing officials have announced that a couple of businesses will redevelop two buildings in REO Town, further transforming that part of the city as a destination.


Lena Epstein
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Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election.

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Consumers Energy plans to spend nearly $440 million this year to help modernize its natural gas system.

Michigan tax burden rank goes down, still lower than national average. 

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The CEO of the Capital Area Transportation Authority, Sandy Draggoo, will retire next year.

Paid sick leave bills introduced by MI Democrats

Mar 2, 2017
Jim Ananich at podium
Michigan Senate Democrats

Democrats in Lansing and President Donald Trump may have finally found an issue they can agree on: paid sick leave.

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A major new development project in downtown East Lansing has been unveiled by city officials and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.

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For city-dwellers, farming might not appear to be a viable career option. A program in Lansing works to encourage urban farming through the Lansing Urban Farm Project apprenticeship program.


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In 2015, Michigan ended a program that gave out millions of dollars in incentives to the film industry. That has meant a change of focus for the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office.


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The city of Escanaba is taking on big box stores in the Michigan Supreme Court. The city says the home improvement store Menards is dodging taxes.

Bob Kolt photo in jersey
Jef Richards

This year the going rate for an ad during the NFL championship game Feb. 5 is $5 million for a 30 second spot.  What sells? 


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Federal figures say union membership in Michigan declined in 2016.  The Detroit News reports the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics said the number of union members in Michigan dropped from 621,000 in 2015 to 606,000 last year, going from 15.2 percent to 14.4 percent.

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Kettering's new vehicle and mobility systems development proving ground will open in the spring.


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