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We've Got Issues follows the critical issues facing northern Michigan by tracking how policy and politics affect people.

Latest Episodes

We've Got Issues: High taxes are holding Michigan back, says 101st candidate

Republican Carolyn Cater spent a dozen years working on ships in the Great Lakes. Cater was once a coal-passer on the S.S. Badger, spending her time shoveling coal into the ship’s boilers. Cater is now running for Michigan’s 101st state House District seat, which runs from Ludington to Northport.

6 min2018 JUN 19
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We've Got Issues: High taxes are holding Michigan back, says 101st candidate

We’ve Got Issues: Jack O’Malley brings familiar voice to state House race

Jack O’Malley spent decades as a morning radio host in northern Michigan. He signed off at WTCM-FM for the final time in April. Now he wants a new job in the state House of Representatives.

6 min2018 JUN 12
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We’ve Got Issues: Jack O’Malley brings familiar voice to state House race

We’ve Got Issues: Benzie Dem wants to keep young families in 101st District

Michigan Democrats hope to win back seats in the state House of Representatives this election. To do that, they’ll need to win districts like northern Michigan’s 101st, which was last won by a Democrat a decade ago.

7 min2018 JUN 5
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We’ve Got Issues: Benzie Dem wants to keep young families in 101st District

We’ve Got Issues: $500 million Nassar settlement could impact legislation

Michigan State University has reached a half-billion dollar settlement with victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports medicine doctor who sexually assaulted hundreds of women over decades – and called it treatment.

7 min2018 MAY 21
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We’ve Got Issues: $500 million Nassar settlement could impact legislation

We’ve Got Issues: New bills would change solar panel rules again

Thousands of households in Michigan generate their own electricity with solar panels. They’re reimbursed by utility companies for any extra power they put into the grid under a program called net metering. But under new rules, those customers are going to get less in return.

6 min2018 MAY 9
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We’ve Got Issues: New bills would change solar panel rules again

With slate of candidates, Grand Traverse Dems challenge GOP dominance

Democrats have struggled to find candidates to run for office in Grand Traverse County. In recent elections, Democrats let most seats on the county Board of Commissioners go unchallenged.

4 min2018 APR 25
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With slate of candidates, Grand Traverse Dems challenge GOP dominance

We’ve Got Issues: Schuette sues U.P. company over Straits leak

Michigan’s attorney general is suing an Escanaba-based shipping company that he claims is responsible for a mineral oil leak in the Straits of Mackinac earlier this month.

5 min2018 APR 24
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We’ve Got Issues: Schuette sues U.P. company over Straits leak

We’ve Got Issues: White House infrastructure plan relies on state and local gov'ts

President Donald Trump’s plan to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure hasn’t gone anywhere yet. Earlier this year, Trump proposed investing $1.5 trillion in the nation’s roads, bridges and other systems. However, only a fraction of the money would come from the federal government in the plan. Instead, most would come from state and local governments.

6 min2018 APR 10
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We’ve Got Issues: White House infrastructure plan relies on state and local gov'ts

We’ve Got Issues: One-third of northern Michigan roads are in 'poor' condition

Michigan’s roads are falling apart. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a D- letter grade for the condition of its roads in a report released last month .

5 min2018 APR 2
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We’ve Got Issues: One-third of northern Michigan roads are in 'poor' condition

We’ve Got Issues: Former Gov. Engler scolds lawmakers about sexual assault bills

Michigan State University’s interim President John Engler criticized state lawmakers last week for a package of bills that would give sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits, among other changes.

6 min2018 MAR 20
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We’ve Got Issues: Former Gov. Engler scolds lawmakers about sexual assault bills

Latest Episodes

We've Got Issues: High taxes are holding Michigan back, says 101st candidate

Republican Carolyn Cater spent a dozen years working on ships in the Great Lakes. Cater was once a coal-passer on the S.S. Badger, spending her time shoveling coal into the ship’s boilers. Cater is now running for Michigan’s 101st state House District seat, which runs from Ludington to Northport.

6 min2018 JUN 19
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We've Got Issues: High taxes are holding Michigan back, says 101st candidate

We’ve Got Issues: Jack O’Malley brings familiar voice to state House race

Jack O’Malley spent decades as a morning radio host in northern Michigan. He signed off at WTCM-FM for the final time in April. Now he wants a new job in the state House of Representatives.

6 min2018 JUN 12
Comments
We’ve Got Issues: Jack O’Malley brings familiar voice to state House race

We’ve Got Issues: Benzie Dem wants to keep young families in 101st District

Michigan Democrats hope to win back seats in the state House of Representatives this election. To do that, they’ll need to win districts like northern Michigan’s 101st, which was last won by a Democrat a decade ago.

7 min2018 JUN 5
Comments
We’ve Got Issues: Benzie Dem wants to keep young families in 101st District

We’ve Got Issues: $500 million Nassar settlement could impact legislation

Michigan State University has reached a half-billion dollar settlement with victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports medicine doctor who sexually assaulted hundreds of women over decades – and called it treatment.

7 min2018 MAY 21
Comments
We’ve Got Issues: $500 million Nassar settlement could impact legislation

We’ve Got Issues: New bills would change solar panel rules again

Thousands of households in Michigan generate their own electricity with solar panels. They’re reimbursed by utility companies for any extra power they put into the grid under a program called net metering. But under new rules, those customers are going to get less in return.

6 min2018 MAY 9
Comments
We’ve Got Issues: New bills would change solar panel rules again

With slate of candidates, Grand Traverse Dems challenge GOP dominance

Democrats have struggled to find candidates to run for office in Grand Traverse County. In recent elections, Democrats let most seats on the county Board of Commissioners go unchallenged.

4 min2018 APR 25
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With slate of candidates, Grand Traverse Dems challenge GOP dominance

We’ve Got Issues: Schuette sues U.P. company over Straits leak

Michigan’s attorney general is suing an Escanaba-based shipping company that he claims is responsible for a mineral oil leak in the Straits of Mackinac earlier this month.

5 min2018 APR 24
Comments
We’ve Got Issues: Schuette sues U.P. company over Straits leak

We’ve Got Issues: White House infrastructure plan relies on state and local gov'ts

President Donald Trump’s plan to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure hasn’t gone anywhere yet. Earlier this year, Trump proposed investing $1.5 trillion in the nation’s roads, bridges and other systems. However, only a fraction of the money would come from the federal government in the plan. Instead, most would come from state and local governments.

6 min2018 APR 10
Comments
We’ve Got Issues: White House infrastructure plan relies on state and local gov'ts

We’ve Got Issues: One-third of northern Michigan roads are in 'poor' condition

Michigan’s roads are falling apart. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a D- letter grade for the condition of its roads in a report released last month .

5 min2018 APR 2
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We’ve Got Issues: One-third of northern Michigan roads are in 'poor' condition

We’ve Got Issues: Former Gov. Engler scolds lawmakers about sexual assault bills

Michigan State University’s interim President John Engler criticized state lawmakers last week for a package of bills that would give sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits, among other changes.

6 min2018 MAR 20
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We’ve Got Issues: Former Gov. Engler scolds lawmakers about sexual assault bills
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