Ken Winter


Opinion | No mystery why Michigan professionals don’t go into education

June 20, 2018 | Ken Winter

Little pay and no respect aren’t good selling points for professionals who could teach college courses, exposing students to the real world.

Fighting to maintain life on Michigan’s island communities

October 10, 2017 | Ken Winter

Paying for services is hard enough for many Michigan communities. Providing them in island communities may be even harder.

Trump’s promise to bring jobs back home hits Michigan where it vacations

April 1, 2016 | Ken Winter

Labor shortages mean seasonal businesses depend on the H-2B visa for foreign workers, but this year the process has been markedly slowed, meaning at least one landscaper is shutting down

Is time running out on the Enbridge Straits pipeline 5?

January 19, 2016 | Ken Winter

The tide appears to be changing in favor of halting the controversial pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, as new studies, evidence and reason point to the line’s potential threat to the Great Lakes

Enbridge oil pipes and the Straits of Mackinac: Too risky to ignore

March 12, 2015 | Ken Winter

Extreme winters and hollow promises set the stage for a potential environmental calamity unless something changes.

After 40 years, effect of Michigan’s PBB crisis still not fully known

January 30, 2015 | Ken Winter

In 1973, a mistake exposed millions of residents to food contaminated with a dangerous chemical. Are those who consumed it still at risk? Studies are unclear.

Market-based approach will best protect the Straits from spills

December 5, 2014 | Ken Winter, James Hill

If Enbridge Energy Partners believes its pipelines are safe, the company shouldn’t mind an agreement that holds it liable for cleanups if another petroleum spill happens around the precious Great Lakes.

Finding common ground with Detroit

June 10, 2014 | Ken Winter

Mackinac conference is bringing all corners of Michigan together for serious policy solutions.