Latest Traverse City News

Midwestern partnership backs hydrogen as clean energy source

Sep. 19, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Seven Midwestern states are teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday. The partnership includes Illinois,...

BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution

Sep. 15, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oil titan BP reached a $2.75 million settlement Thursday over air pollution from its largest refinery after environmentalists complained of repeated emissions violations at the Whiting facility in Indiana. The agreement is the second in the past year...

Fungal outbreak threatens tricolored bat with extinction

Sep. 13, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to list the tricolored bat as endangered — the second U.S. bat species recommended for the designation this year as a fungal disease ravages their populations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in March...

5 tied to Michigan Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot face key hearing

Aug. 29, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A judge began hearing evidence Monday to determine if five men will face trial for their alleged roles in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The proceedings in state court came six days after two men who were described as leaders of the...

Isle Royale wolf population surges after nearly dying off

Aug. 24, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population has reached 28, a dramatic comeback after the species nearly disappeared from the Lake Superior island chain, researchers said Wednesday. Health problems from inbreeding caused a die-off that left only two...

Whitmer kidnap plot convictions unlikely to curb extremism

Aug. 24, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The conviction of two men for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shows that jurors in a deeply divided nation can still reach agreement in politically charged cases, according to experts. But it leaves unanswered questions about the...

Judge retains jurisdiction in lawsuit over Enbridge pipeline

Aug. 18, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court. U.S. District Judge Janet Neff sided a second time with...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 01, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. July 31, 2022. Editorial: Weak state laws on mobile homes need fixed Michigan has more than 1,200 mobile home parks, with at least a dozen of them in the Traverse City area. Amid the array of housing choices in the region,...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jul. 11, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Our state history is a cautionary tale in selective facts When it comes to storytelling, perspective is everything. When it comes to state history, for too long many Michigan schoolchildren were told...

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

Jul. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes. The state Public...