- May 16, 2013
Michigan in Brief: 05/16/2013
Bricks from MSU building to be sold; Cruise ship will stay in Marquette.Continued ...
Surplus may go to roads
There was no dearth of ideas about what to do with the state’s newfound $483 million surplus on Wednesday after Michigan budget experts made the dollar figure official.Continued ...
Families in Ohio cancer cluster suing Whirlpool
Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in an Ohio cancer cluster for more than a decade are hopeful that they’ve come up with a cause.Continued ...
- May 15, 2013
Report card: Great Lakes still have big problems
A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats, a U.S.-Canadian agency said Tuesday.Continued ...
Bing won't seek re-election as Detroit mayor
A visibly frustrated Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced Tuesday that he won’t seek a second term and ripped Michigan officials for not giving him enough time to solve the financially strapped city’s problems on his own.Continued ...
- May 14, 2013
Saudi man traveling with pressure cooker arrested
A Saudi man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents said he lied about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker, but his nephew said Monday that it was all a misunderstanding about a device he simply wanted for cooking.Continued ...
- May 13, 2013
Memorial wall comes with some tough calls
Deciding which police officers killed in the line of duty belong on a national memorial usually is driven by facts and presents few obstacles.Continued ...
Lawmakers debating merit pay for teachers
Michigan teachers’ performance in the classroom would play a bigger role in the amount they get in their paychecks under a proposal being debated in the Republican-controlled state House.Continued ...
- May 12, 2013
Road funding talks stuck at a standstill
High-level talks over fixing Michigan's deteriorating roads are at a standstill in the Capitol, with Republican and Democratic leaders still unable to agree much on how to even start.Continued ...
- May 11, 2013
Efforts to restore rapids in Grand Rapids get boost
The expansion of a program for restoring and improving urban waterways nationwide is expected to boost efforts to restore rapids to the Grand River in Grand Rapids.Continued ...
Accusations of excessive force in small crime
The case seemed simple: Solve the misdemeanor theft of a $14.99 phone charger. Three years later, it could be costly to the city of Sturgis.Continued ...
State official doubts Medicaid time limit
The Snyder administration’s top health official on Friday was both receptive to and critical of Republican lawmakers’ alternative plan to make more low-income uninsured adults eligible for Medicaid, expressing confidence that a deal will be reached within a month.Continued ...
Proposal would restrict use of kids in drug stings
A Michigan lawmaker wants to restrict the use of children in police drug stings after authorities in suburban Detroit used a 14-year-old boy to help bust a suspected drug dealer.Continued ...
- May 10, 2013
Commission approves wolf hunt in Michigan
A state board has voted to allow a 6-week hunting season this year in which up to 43 wolves can be killed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 05/10/2013
Returning fugitive not a priority, Snyder says; Man gets life for job scam, killing trooper.Continued ...