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Down on the farm: more solar going up?

Date Posted: June 14 2019

LANSING - More farmland in the state will be available for the placement of commercial solar arrays, according to an announcement made June 3 by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer and...

GOP rebukes Rep. Inman calls for his resignation after extortion charge

Date Posted: June 14 2019

LANSING - State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) is still a Michigan lawmaker, but he apparently has little support from his peers to keep his job, and indeed, is getting quite...

Muskegon County, city, rescind prevailing wage

Date Posted: June 14 2019

MUSKEGON - The Muskegon City Commission on May 28 removed a prevailing wage requirement from contract language involving the construction of a new $19.5 million convention center in the city....

News Briefs

Date Posted: June 14 2019

Whitmer puts 'Labor' back in Labor Dept. LANSING - Labor has a department to call its own in state government - again. On June 6 Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced...

NMU sees new energy with Northern Center

Date Posted: June 14 2019

MARQUETTE - Boldt Construction, its subcontractors and building trades union workers are erecting a bright, new, modern gathering place for Northern Michigan University. Construction on the "Northern Center Renovation" will...

'Right-to-work' term deserves to be wrapped in quotations, journalists' bible says

Date Posted: June 14 2019

The main reference book suggesting how mainstream U.S. journalists should consistently refer to grammar, style, spelling and word usage  - the Associated Press Stylebook - has changed its description of...

There's a real link between suicide and construction

Date Posted: June 14 2019

By Jamie Becker Laborers International Union Not everyone who reads this article is going to agree with it. That person might be you, your co-worker or maybe even your boss....

Boilermakers set the standard for high school welders

Date Posted: May 31 2019

ALLEN PARK - The annual Boilermakers Local 169 High School Welding Invitational has its own, basic, unique requirements that allow students to showcase their knowledge and welding skills during a...

GOP lawmaker indicted for alleged bribe over prevailing wage vote in 2018

Date Posted: May 31 2019

A federal indictment was handed down May 15 charging that State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamburg) attempted to extort and bribe the Michigan Regional Carpenters Council and Millwrights (MRCCM) into giving...

Iron is set at new Henry Ford Health center

Date Posted: May 31 2019

ROYAL OAK – A milestone in expanding health care delivery to the city's downtown took place on May 17, with the topping out of the structural steel of a six-story...

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