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Trades in concert at MSU Music Building expansion

Date Posted: November 30 2018

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Will Dems finally go bold for nation's workers?

Date Posted: November 30 2018

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BWL's substation offers high-voltage good looks

Date Posted: November 16 2018

LANSING - If you're going to build an electrical substation, or a power plant, you might as well try to make it look nice. A nice form and a necessary...

Hopefully, just a little dip for Michigan construction

Date Posted: November 16 2018

Over the past few years, Michigan has enjoyed strong construction employment and has typically been among the leaders among the states in job growth in that sector. But construction is...

Marijuana legalization raises questions only the courts will answer

Date Posted: November 16 2018

With the 56-44 percent passage of Proposal 1 by voters on the statewide Nov. 6 ballot - allowing the recreational use of marijuana - what will change for Michigan workers,...

News Briefs

Date Posted: November 16 2018

Monroe Block work to start: $830 million Groundbreaking on the $830 million Monroe Block development in downtown Detroit is set to take place in December, according to Bedrock Detroit, the real...

State's new pot law lights up a few tokens of interest...

Date Posted: November 16 2018

Michigan became the 10th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana on Nov. 6. Based on legalization and drug testing experiences here and elsewhere, here are a few items...

Union voters help themselves on Election Day

Date Posted: November 16 2018

LANSING - Beginning Jan. 1, 2019 and for the next four years, at least, Michigan's labor unions won't have to worry about having little influence on the next anti-worker legislation...

We're still talking about putting asbestos in building products?!

Date Posted: November 16 2018

Two years ago, we covered the reformed Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TSCA), now known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Lautenberg Act gave...

More power to the people: Pine River wind project winds down

Date Posted: November 2 2018

SHEPHERD - The Pine River Energy Center's final wind turbine was lifted into place on Oct. 8, marking the near-completion of a project that began in early July where building...

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