northern Michigan

Former Gov. William Milliken, whose brand of moderate politics has all but disappeared from the GOP, dies at 97

BY: - October 18, 2019

William Milliken, a moderate Republican and ardent environmentalist who served as Michigan’s governor from 1969 to 1983, died on Friday in Traverse City, according to news reports. He was 97. A World War II veteran, Milliken served as a state senator and then lieutenant governor under Gov. George Romney, father of U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney […]

House overwhelmingly votes in favor of non-binding Inman resignation resolution

BY: - August 29, 2019

The state House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution urging the resignation of indicted Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg), although it appears he has no plans to heed the call.  Inman’s attorney, Christopher Cooke, in a statement, called the resolution “one more punitive action” and a “violation of his constitutional rights,” as the Traverse City-area […]

Whitmer creates opiods task force

BY: - August 21, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2019-18 creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force with Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as chair. The opioid epidemic has ravaged the country and Michigan is no exception. As the Advance has reported, northern Michigan has been particularly hard hit. Data from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]