"If you’ve popped the top on a cold one in the last year, you’ve contributed to the more than $6.6 billion impact the beer industry has on Michigan’s economy. That’s according to a joint study released Tuesday by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association." (Detroit News)


(MPRN-Undated) The National Wildlife Federation says it’s making plans to sue the federal government. The environmental group says the US Department of Transportation is not enforcing a law that requires “worst-case” disaster plans for underwater pipelines to be on file. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Attorneys specializing in marijuana law now have their own division within the State Bar of Michigan. 

"Lansing — Attorney General Bill Schuette has collected about $116,000 in campaign contributions this year at five different fundraisers, even though he’s constitutionally barred from seeking re-election to his current post." (Detroit News)

"KALAMAZOO, MI –With one swing of the bat, Kalamazoo was within one run of tying the Madison Mallards in the bottom of the ninth. With the next swing of the bat, the fate was sealed for a 3-2 Growlers loss." (Kalamazoo Gazette)