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BATA Making Big Changes

January 10, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Faster, Direct Lines Target Commuters...

Five Reasons to be Optimistic About Growth: A Look Ahead

Great Towns | January 5, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Sure, this region has a long way to go. But developers, public officials, non-profits, and volunteers are starting to work together to grow in ways that align with citizens' values....

2011: A Great Year For MLUI

MLUI News | January 5, 2012 | By Jim Lively

Here are some key highlights from our three program areas in 2011....

New Parking Strategy Could Mean Dollars for Neighborhoods

Great Towns | December 15, 2011 | By James Bruckbauer

What if neighborhoods allowed anyone to park on their streets, charged a fee, then used the money to make improvements in their communities? The money could be used for sidewalk repair, installing streetlights, or making changes to roadways to encourage s...

Progress Village Advocates for Poor in Northern Michigan

Great Towns | December 12, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Maureen Robinson learned first-hand that there is a way out of poverty after getting involved in the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI)....

Will Coal's Business Crisis Sink Rogers City Plant?

December 8, 2011 | By Jim Dulzo

Widespread cost overruns, falling gas prices, slowing demand pose threats...

BATA Study Eyes Significant Changes

Choices | December 2, 2011 | By James Bruckbauer

The Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA) unveiled on Wednesday a groundbreaking study aimed at improving our region’s largest bus system....

Windpower Study in Hand, Three Townships Consider Zoning

December 2, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

But an election leaves a fourth unable to regulate land use...

Got Questions? Wind Initiative Now Has Answers

December 2, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Researchers respond to hundreds of queries from Manistee, Benzie...

Great Lakes Champ: Offshore Wind Can Work for Michigan

November 30, 2011 | By Jim Dulzo

Birkholz poised for Snyder’s possible push for turbine ‘regulatory framework’...

'TC Saves' Warms Homes, Cuts Energy Bills

November 8, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Pioneering program provides low-cost weatherization, zero-percent loans...

Michigan Governor Ignites Spark in Transportation Reform

October 28, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Shows strong support for public transit, rail....

Snyder's New Energy Czar Taking the Long View

October 12, 2011 | By Jim Dulzo

Brader says environmental, economic sustainability are top goals...

Hesterman: Now's the Time for Fresh, Local, Fair Food

October 7, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Author says conscious consumers must become engaged citizens...

Consultant, Holland Staff Pick a Bold Energy Strategy

September 29, 2011 | By Jim Dulzo

Citizens committee meets Monday as leaders, residents eye big report...

Clean Energy Advocate Running For Co-op Board

September 15, 2011 | By Jim Dulzo

Wayne Vermilya is questioning the wisdom of a $2.5 billion coal plant in Rogers City...

Holland Set to Choose from Bold Efficiency 'Scenarios'

September 13, 2011 | By Jim Dulzo

Old World method would trim coal power, cut energy costs, aid prosperity...

Duke Refocusing Windpower Efforts on Joyfield, Pleasanton Townships

August 30, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Firm cites more wind lease participation, stronger public support in those areas...

N. Mich. Wind Study Asks, 'What Do We Want?'

August 29, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Unique regional initiative may find some tentative answers...

Wanted: Grassroots Push for Improved Farm Bill

August 26, 2011 | By Patty Cantrell

D.C.’s cuts could challenge growth of local food projects...

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