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Feedback at 5:00 — “Get a Skill, Get a Job”

Lansing Community College is offering a money-back guarantee to students in four year training programs if they can't find a job within one year. “Get a Skill, Get a Job” will train people for several new careers. Students will pay half of the tuition cost upfront and the rest in monthly installments after getting jobs. They then have to sign…

Feedback at 5:00 — “131 Bridge Construction”

Bridge construction on US-131 North of Manton is almost finished. If everything stays on schedule, drivers could be crossing the Manistee River on the new and improved bridge by Memorial Day. The new bridge is expected to last nearly 70 years. How has the construction impacted you, and how will your day to day life change when it's completed? Send…

Feedback At 5:00-Drunk in Public? It Could Cost You in Traverse City

Being drunk in public could soon cost you in one Northern Michigan community. Traverse City Police brought a Public Intoxication Ordinance to city commissioners to allow police to fine people who are visibly intoxicated. Right now, police in T.C. cannot fine someone if they are walking down the street while drunk. The ordinance would let them ticket people with slurred…

Feedback at 5:00-Are You Concerned Over the U.S. Credit Downgrade?

Wall Street investors are not reacting well to the Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. This is the first time it's ever happened. The credit agency says the U.S. did not go far enough to get the nation's finances in order. Investors say they worry the downgrade could slow down the U.S. economy even more. How…

Feedback at 5:00 — Class Size

Last night, the Traverse City Area Public Schools board had to make some tough decisions in order to get their budget under control. The board had to debate $6.1 million in cuts for next year. From athletics, to salaries, to busing, the board made some big cuts. They also decided to increase class size by a half student per class…

Feedback at 5:00 — Healthier Lifestyles

A new health report ranks thousands of counties from across the country. It suggests where you live may play a role in how healthy you are. Clare County is ranked as one of the unhealthiest in Michigan. What are some easy steps you take to live a healthier lifestyle? Let us know what you think for “Feedback at 5:00” by…

Feedback at 5:00 — Jobs Bill & Buying Organic

The Senate just passed a bill to help boost job growth by giving tax breaks to businesses that hire the unemployed. Do you think this proposed plan will make a difference in northern Michigan? In 2008, people in the United States bought $24 billion worth of organic products. Do you buy organic, and if so, do you notice a big…

Feedback at 5:00 — “Film Incentives”

The nonpartisan Senate Fiscal Agency says that nearly half of all the money spent on the film incentives in Michigan ends up leaving the state. Governor Elect Rick Snyder says he wants to get rid of the film credits, saying they are a bad deal for Michigan. Supporters say the tax incentives create jobs. What do you think? Post your…