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Governor signs off on renewable energy plan

Date Posted: October 17 2008

DETROIT - A three-bill package intended to better position Michigan for green energy production and related manufacturing was signed into law Oct. 7 by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. "This is the...

Here come the judges: A vital part of voting, at the bottom of ballots

Date Posted: October 17 2008

You might have heard there's a state and national election that's going to take place on Nov. 4. There are two guys competing for the U.S. presidency, and they're getting...

Michigan electricians help restore power to flooded Cedar Rapids

Date Posted: October 17 2008

Nearly forgotten in this year of horrific financial news, presidential politics and Hurricane Ike, is the devastation wrought by flooding in Iowa in June. Nearly 4,000 homes in Cedar Rapids...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 17 2008

Tight money may choke construction Washington, D.C. - "The drop in construction employment accelerated in September and will get much worse unless credit markets reopen," Ken Simonson, Chief Economist for...

Plenty of action at FireKeepers casino

Date Posted: October 17 2008

BATTLE CREEK - The FireKeepers Casino will be Michigan's next, newest gaming facility, scheduled to open on or about Aug. 20, 2009. Until that happens there's a lot of work...

Energy law to spark billions in power plant construction

Date Posted: October 3 2008

LANSING - Billions of dollars in construction activity is expected to be unleashed in Michigan as the result of the Sept. 18 bipartisan passage of three bills that re-regulate the...

Green machine rolls through Michigan

Date Posted: October 3 2008

COOPERSVILLE - A mobile classroom mounted on a truck trailer rolled through Michigan recently, showing off environmentally friendly - or green - construction applications for construction workers and the general...

Labor's perspective on Wall Street meltdown

Date Posted: October 3 2008

By Harry Kelber We are all in lots of trouble - and it's not going to end soon. Think of how many workers have lost their jobs, their homes and...

News Briefs

Date Posted: October 3 2008

Solidarity march slated for Oct. 18 Building trades union members and their families are invited to a "solidarity march" to protest anti-worker National Labor Relations Board rulings, and to support...

Right-to-work Wrong for Michigan? Not for these union busters

Date Posted: October 3 2008

GRAND RAPIDS - The call to make Michigan a right-to-work state pops its ugly head up now and then, and its latest sighting was at the 2008 West Michigan Regional...

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