Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina operators, federal scientists said last week.
About three-dozen health departments and other local agencies that usually receive state funding to monitor their beach waters for bacterial contamination won't get any money next year because the lion's share will go to one county.
Tired of being cast as members of the "party of no," Republican governors facing re-election next year are emphasizing their work to steer their states through tough economic times and trying to avoid the stigma of Washington gridlock.
Snow showers likely, mainly before 8 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North-northwest wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of less than 1 inch possible.
Michigan has been successfully replenishing the severe job losses it suffered in the last decade and will steadily continue to do so over the next two years, university researchers predicted in a report released Friday.