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Short on Reform

On a Thursday afternoon in May 2019, on the porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, flanked by leaders of the Michigan House and Senate, signed what she touted as...
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Protecting Data

In a recent interview discussing last year’s massive SolarWinds hack of multiple government agencies and major corporations, Phil Abraham, a cybersecurity and technology expert from Northville, warned that America’s infrastructure, public and private, was...
In Vino Veritas - Michigan’s wine industry has been expanding, with 3,375 wine grape acres, up 10 percent from 2016. // Courtesy of Mawby Vineyards

Rosé Revenue

The 2021 summer tourist season got off to a flying start this past winter at the Mawby Vineyard and Winery in Suttons Bay on the Leelanau Peninsula. Mike Laing, who with his brother, Peter,...
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Summer Vibes

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 devastated Michigan’s business sector, the state’s tourism and golf industry received an unexpected shot in the arm, courtesy of the deadly virus.As government-mandated stay-at-home orders were loosened...
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The Flint Settlement

The legal challenges in the water crisis in flint near an end as a federal court reviews a $641.3-million resolution that could be the largest such disposition in Michigan.
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A Dam Shame

Two large earthen dams breached by heavy rains in mid-May wiped out hundreds of businesses and homes in and near Midland. Damages, estimated at $200 million, have property owners seeking relief through the courts while questioning the role state leaders played in the disaster.
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Buy-In, Sellout

When Art Van Furniture in Warren was sold to an East Coast equity firm in 2017, the new owners flipped the real estate, drained the talent, and cut back on a steady stream of popular commercials. How a $612-million retail powerhouse that took 58 years to build was destroyed in 36 months.
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Recovery Shot

After a fire, Western Golf and Country Club in Redford Township rebuilds its clubhouse.
Harbor Shores Golf Club

Getting Away

Northern Michigan resorts haven’t slowed down, with new courses, rental cottages, hotels, and restaurants ready for action.
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Cut-Rate Insurance

In her first policy win after five months in office, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill that lowers auto insurance rates without calling for public hearings. The lack of transparency would have rooted out problems affecting businesses, catastrophically injured patients, and caregivers.