Michigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance, a step intended to fight the opioid epidemic. The state says Gabapentin, also known as Neurontin, can have potentially harmful effects when combined with other opioids.
An annual ice-breaking effort is starting on waterways in and around northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The operation commenced Monday in response to expanded ice growth in commercial ports along the UP.
New Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is prohibiting the use of private email to conduct state business. Her directive also bars using state email for non-state activity or disposing state emails except in compliance with record retention schedules.
Michigan's new governor is asking the state's new attorney general to review a deal to move an Enbridge pipeline into a new tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. Former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration reached the deal last month.
After an outpouring of resident concerns, an improved measure for pedestrian safety is in now in the Itasca neighborhood in Superior. The newly installed RRFB or flashing pedestrian crossing is located at 52nd Ave. East in Itasca.