- February 27, 2014
Retired physics professor finds new life as fiddler
As a physics professor at Wayne State University, Talbert Stein had no time for fiddling around.Continued ...
- February 26, 2014
New index confirms it: This winter is miserable
A new winter misery index confirms what many Americans in the Midwest and East know in their all-too-chilled bones: This has been one of the harshest winters of our lifetimes.Continued ...
- February 25, 2014
Suspect in state trooper's killing apologizes to wife
A man whose wife took the witness stand against him in the killing of a Michigan state trooper has refused to let his own lawyer cross-examine her.Continued ...
Michigan's gay marriage ban going to trial
Michigan's nearly decade-old ban on gay marriage is going to trial Tuesday, with two weeks set aside for testimony from experts about whether there's a legitimate state interest in restricting marriage to a man and a woman.Continued ...
Rep. John Dingell to retire at 87
Rep. John Dingell, who played a key role in some of the biggest liberal legislative victories of the past 60 years, said Monday that he won’t try to add to what is already the longest congressional career in history.Continued ...
- February 24, 2014
Deal assures cities not hurt by business tax cut
Lawmakers this week will propose and begin passing a deal to guarantee that local governments lose little to no revenue from a planned phase-out of taxes on industrial machinery and small businesses’ equipment.Continued ...
- February 22, 2014
Snyder proposes water quality measures
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking legislators to approve more than $100 million to protect and restore Michigan’s waters through measures ranging from beach monitoring to upgrading sewage infrastructure, aides said Friday.Continued ...
Blowing snow leads to numerous crashes
Blowing snow caused whiteout conditions Friday in western Michigan, leading to numerous crashes on the roads, while strong winds caused scattered power outages and shut down the Mackinac Bridge.Continued ...
- February 21, 2014
Senate sets aside $100M for winter road work
The Michigan Senate voted Thursday to set aside $100 million for this winter’s higher-than-usual road maintenance bills and adjust the state budget to account for a three-month delay in the state’s Medicaid expansion.Continued ...
Sea lampreys may be established in inland waterway
Parasitic sea lampreys may have established a self-sustaining population in Michigan’s Inland Waterway, a nearly 40-mile-long chain of lakes and rivers popular with anglers and boaters, federal scientists said Thursday.Continued ...
Viviano and Zahra will run for Supreme Court in fall
Two Michigan Supreme Court justices want voters to keep them in office.Continued ...
- February 20, 2014
Group gets go-ahead for minimum wage ballot drive
A group has gotten the go-ahead from election officials to collect signatures for a measure to gradually raise Michigan’s minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour.Continued ...
- February 19, 2014
House panel OKs income tax cut
Michigan's income tax rate would drop two-tenths of a percentage point over the next two years and go down more in the future if tax revenue increases by a minimum amount under bills approved Wednesday by a House committee.Continued ...
Big thaw comes on heels of another winter storm
The big thaw arrived in Michigan on Tuesday after weeks of bitter cold and snowstorms, with temperatures pushing into the mid-40s in parts of the state.Continued ...
Bill encourages US-made flags for veterans' graves
Local governments in Michigan could soon be restricted from buying American flags made outside the U.S. for veterans' graves.Continued ...