A government shutdown occurred at midnight this morning, and today it has people wondering how it's going to affect their lives until this whole thing gets sorted out. For the most part, unless they work for the government, most people's lives won't change at all. Check out a pretty comprehensive list of people affected and things you will be unable to do during the shutdown after the jump!
The Michigan State Police has confirmed the death of a trooper from injuries in a shooting during a Mason County traffic stop Monday evening. The trooper, identified as Paul Butterfield of the Hart Post of the MSP, died during emergency surgery at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.
Coast West Music Festival, the event that came in this year to replace Muskegon Summer Celebration, will not be returning in 2014. After only one year of the festival, the Muskegon Festival Group Board announced on Wednesday that Coast West will not return for a second year.
The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is bringing the exciting world of stock prices to their beer menu. Yup, you can screw your friends into paying more for their beer just by drinking their favorite kind! The prices don't seem to ever go too high, and you get to enjoy cheap beer during the occasional "market crash" causing beer to drop to an all-time low.
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