Traverse City

packed gym of people
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The Williamston Board of Education met for four hours last night, hearing public comment on their proposed policy for transgender and non-conforming students.


Solar panels photo
Oregon Department of Transportation / flickr creative commons

A new solar power project in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is expected to be online in the first week in October.

Little Traverse Bay
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A northern Michigan man who authorities say wrapped a cat in duct tape has been sentenced to two years of probation.

school classroom
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

State and federal agencies are offering a certification program in Traverse City that will help public building operators save energy.

Michigan Democratic Party Facebook Page / Facebook

The Democratic Party and activists opposing President Donald Trump are teaming up to host a dozen town halls as congressional Republicans try to replace the federal health care law.

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A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources via AP

A two-week search turned up no additional Asian carp in a Chicago waterway where one of the invasive fish recently was found beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent them from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Monday.

The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City is getting a new top officer.

Via AP Photo/Al Goldis

The attorney general on Thursday called for shutting down twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, as the state released a consultant’s report outlining alternative scenarios for the future of oil transport in the ecologically sensitive tourist destination.

View of Great Lakes from space
Jeff Schmaltz / NASA/GSFC

Officials are preparing to make public a report outlining alternatives to twin oil pipelines that run beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

MLive

 

Republican state Sen. Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City serves Michigan’s 37th Senate District, which covers the northwest part of the Lower Peninsula and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula.

New funding is coming to Michigan to assist young homeless people. Youth in Michigan who have experienced homelessness are playing a part in plans to help.

Current Sports | 8/19/16 | #767

Aug 19, 2016
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Detroit Lions Preseason Game, Marvin Jones, Calvin Johnson, Ryan Lochte, Brett Kast, Olympic Update, and Reflection Friday.


Peter Whorf / WKAR

Today, Current State opens another installment in our summer travel series.

Current State’s Peter Whorf takes us to a place where Michigan’s natural beauty meets books.

Traverse City Gears Up for Cherry Festival

Jun 15, 2016
Courtesy National Cherry Festival

Thousands of people from across the country and even around the world flock to Traverse City each July to savor the National Cherry Festival.