New Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has advice for Texas – and for the oil industry

New Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has advice for Texas – and for the oil industry

By Will Englund Jennifer Granholm, who was confirmed as secretary of energy by the Senate on Thursday, takes over a department with a $35 billion budget for an administration that has enthusiastically promoted the further development of clean energy. Even as the Senate vote was tallied, state legislators in Texas were holding hearings on the […]

Stuck at home, Michigan turns to alcohol amid COVID: Sales jump 20 percent

Stuck at home, Michigan turns to alcohol amid COVID: Sales jump 20 percent

Alcohol sales in Michigan surged 20 percent last year, as residents took to drinking while cloistered at home during the coronavirus pandemic, state records show. In a year in which little was normal and stress was plentiful, alcohol may have offered solace from thousands of illnesses, more than 15,400 statewide deaths and restrictions that forced […]

Baker College Cyber Defense Club Wins Michigan 2021 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Baker College Cyber Defense Club Wins Michigan  2021 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

PHOTO: Kneeling (Left to Right): Faculty Advisor Steven Vincent; Faculty Advisor Matthew Hansel; Team Captain Samantha Canode Standing (Left to Right): Dylan Johnston; Brandon Webster; Nathan Hall; Tallon Komar; Dillon Viar; Anna Engel. Not pictured: Shaylynne Simons OWOSSO – An eight-person Baker College Cyber Defense Club undergraduate student team recently earned the top spot at […]

Grand Valley State University offering free tuition to some lower-income students

Grand Valley State University offering free tuition to some lower-income students

By Ron French Low-income students in six Michigan counties will be guaranteed free tuition at Grand Valley State University under a program announced Monday. The Grand Valley Pledge offers four years of tuition-free college for students in families earning under $50,000 a year who reside in Kent, Ottawa, Calhoun, Muskegon, Grand Traverse and Wayne counties. […]

Baker College Dean of Culinary Appointed to Prestigious Commission

Baker College Dean of Culinary Appointed to Prestigious Commission

Tribune News Wire MUSKEGON– Chef Tom Recinella, Dean of Culinary at Baker College and its Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM), has been appointed to the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) as the Central Region Education Representative, effective immediately. Recinella will serve the national industry organization in this new role through 2024. Later […]

Michigan lawmakers jump to head of COVID vaccine line, as seniors scramble

Michigan lawmakers jump to head of COVID vaccine line, as seniors scramble

By Mike Wilkinson As thousands of seniors scramble for the coronavirus vaccine, some politicians in southeast Michigan are jumping to the front of line with the help of their local governments. Oakland County and Detroit have offered the vaccine to politicians, with Oakland offering it to state legislators and county commissioners and Detroit offering it […]

Michigan Militia member pleads guilty to Whitmer kidnapping plot, agrees to testify

Michigan Militia member pleads guilty to Whitmer kidnapping plot, agrees to testify

A Michigan militia member accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday and agreed to testify against his alleged co-conspirators. Ty Garbin, 25, an airplane mechanic from Hartland Township in Livingston County, pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping conspiracy charge punishable by up to life in prison with […]

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