- 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 ...
- April 25, 2013
Lawmaker seeks to limit FOIA release of 911 calls
Prompted by a high-profile case of an attack on a suburban Detroit family, a Michigan lawmaker has introduced a bill aimed at limiting the release of 911 recordings requested under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.Continued ...
Michigan Senate fails to vote on wolf hunt bill
The Republican-led Michigan Senate has postponed a vote on legislation that could block a group’s effort to prohibit wolf hunting.Continued ...
- April 24, 2013
Michigan House drops penalties for labor contracts
The Republican-led Michigan House on Tuesday dropped plans to punish public universities, school districts and local governments that signed unusually long labor contracts before the state’s right-to-work law took effect.Continued ...
'Zombies' invade University of Michigan campus
You can learn a lot from a zombie. At least that’s what a University of Michigan professor hopes her 31 graduate students took away from Tuesday’s bizarre, albeit bloody, “zombie apocalypse.”Continued ...
Swollen Grand River steadily dropping
Western Michigan's swollen Grand River was steadily receding Tuesday from record-setting flood levels even as hundreds of people remained evacuated from their homes.Continued ...
Some charities say tax changes hit donations
Some charitable organizations in Michigan have reported a decline in donations following tax changes that eliminated state credits for financial gifts to food banks, homeless shelters and certain nonprofits.Continued ...
Schools chief: Work group should be disbanded
Michigan’s schools chief says a work group that’s been meeting behind closed doors to develop a lower-cost model for K-12 public education should be disbanded.Continued ...
- April 23, 2013
Snyder gets bad grades, runs even with 2 Dems
A new poll shows likely Michigan voters giving Gov. Rick Snyder bad grades on his job performance and shows the Republican running about even with two potential Democratic challengers not even recognized by most voters.Continued ...