BATA’s Future Hangs in Balance

REGION - For a number of people in the Grand Traverse region, November 8 is D-Day. Voters will decide who will fills the seats on city councils and commissions, school boards and, in Traverse City, the mayor's chair.But there is something big on the ballots...

Our Kids: Under the Microscope

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY- Hundreds of area kids are about to take part in the largest human health study ever conducted in the United States. The National Children's Health Study, a project of the the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has one major purpose: to examine...

TC’s Septage Saga: What Went Wrong?

TRAVERSE CITY - The strange and twisted saga of our embattled septage treatment facility came to a conclusion of sorts last month when officials from five townships and Grand Traverse County reached a $725,000 out-of-court settlement with the designers and builders of the plant. But,...

Happy Days are Here Again?

REGION - After years of plummeting numbers in new home construction, a strong finish in 2010 has given regional construction experts a reason for cautious optimism for 2011.While the number of land-use permits for single-family homes in the four-county region - Benzie, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse...

Local Technology News

Leelanau County now on line with "A Child is Missing" ProgramLEELANAU - Emergency management and law enforcement services in Leelanau County have joined A Child Is Missing (ACIM), a program based in Florida that utilizes a nationwide database and high-speed technology to search for and...