As we have seen recently in Baltimore and other places, many of our inner cities are filled with abandoned buildings, high poverty rates, lousy school systems and very high unemployment, especially for young black males.
It's a good thing leaders in the state Senate have ordered their members to stay in session this summer to get a road funding deal done. The plan offered by their House counterparts recently indicates there is a lot of hard work ahead to bring lawmakers to a realistic solution.
With warmer weather ahead, many of us will be heading outdoors, with zoos being a popular attraction. The bloggers at John Ball Zoo have given us an insight into how much it costs to feed all of the animals that make up the Grand Rapids zoo.
Michigan police took more than 500 dangerous drivers off the streets during a drunken driving crackdown that began March 17. The effort was paid for by a federal grant and coordinated by the Michigan State Police.
Michigan continues to lag the nation in the performance of its students. And since teachers play the biggest role in determining how well their students do, one of the tools to boost these results is a strong teacher evaluation program.
Pure Michigan. For the past 10 years, that two-word phrase has evoked images of lakefront living, autumn color tours, a trip to the ballpark, a ferry to Mackinac Island or a trip Up North during hunting season.