- May 2, 2013
Michigan Democrat Peters enters race for U.S. Senate
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters on Wednesday announced his candidacy for retiring Sen. Carl Levin’s seat, officially entering a Democratic field that has been all but cleared for his campaign.Continued ...
- May 1, 2013
House panel OKs bill that could allow wolf hunt
A Michigan House panel has approved legislation that could block a group’s effort to ban wolf hunting in Michigan.Continued ...
Police: Flooding closes 20-mile stretch of highway
State police said a 20-mile stretch of highway in the Upper Peninsula has been closed due to flooding caused by melting snow as lower Michigan cleans up from millions of dollars in flood damage.Continued ...
In reversal, state privatizing prison food service
State officials reversed themselves Tuesday in deciding to hire a private company to prepare food for Michigan’s 44,000 prisoners, saying they originally misjudged a plan that would actually save the state about $16 million.Continued ...
Sixto Rodriguez to get honorary degree
A Motor City folk-rocker who unknowingly found fame an ocean away will be honored by his alma mater.Continued ...
- April 30, 2013
5 of 7 dead in Afghan plane crash from Mich.
Five of seven people killed in the crash of a civilian plane at an airfield in Afghanistan were from Michigan, an official of a Florida-based air cargo company said Monday night.Continued ...
Police: Muskegon gas station clerk was abducted
Several friends and acquaintances of a petite 25-year-old gas station clerk who went missing while working the night shift have been ruled out in her disappearance, which western Michigan investigators are treating as an abduction, the local police chief said Monday.Continued ...
U.P. sees flooding amid melting snow
Snow melt is causing flooding in the Upper Peninsula as waters recede in lower Michigan.Continued ...
- April 29, 2013
Firefighters seek workers' comp for cancer
In May 2009, then 36-year-old Sterling Heights firefighter Chris Slezak, went to his doctor on a Monday because he felt out of shape and worn out. By that Friday, Slezak, who was active and healthy his entire life, got his first round of chemotherapy for leukemia.Continued ...
- April 28, 2013
DEQ plans meetings to discuss 'fracking'
Michigan environmental regulators plan three public meetings in the coming week to discuss what officials say are widespread misconceptions about oil and gas development, and critics of a process known as “fracking” say they’ll be ready.Continued ...
Assessments planned for flooded areas
Officials will go block by block assessing the flood damage in several western Michigan communities, but it could be a while before they can complete the process because they have to wait for floodwaters to recede.Continued ...
Mich. Lottery eyes Internet despite opposition
The Michigan Lottery sees the Internet as its new frontier for business, where more tickets can be sold and games can be played to ultimately pump more money into public schools.Continued ...
- April 27, 2013
Panel: Structures may be needed to boost lake levels
A U.S.-Canadian panel urged both nations Friday to consider installing water retention structures to boost levels on Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, which fell to their lowest point on record in January and have lagged well below their historical average since the late 1990s.Continued ...
Law allows doctors to raise concerns about driving
A Michigan law allows doctors to alert state officials if they believe that a patient’s medical condition makes it unsafe for them to drive, and supporters say it will help keep the public safer on the roads.Continued ...
- April 26, 2013
Mich. Senate OKs bill that could allow wolf hunt
The Republican-led state Senate approved legislation Thursday that could block a group’s effort to ban wolf hunting in Michigan and make hunting and fishing rights a part of the state constitution.Continued ...