- April 4, 2014
Schauer taps Brown as Dem running mate
Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer announced Thursday that he has picked Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate, describing her as a fighter for middle class families, education and equal rights.Continued ...
- April 3, 2014
Pro-marijuana activists seek ballot initiatives
Eleven cities across Michigan and one county have been targeted by pro-marijuana activists seeking ballot initiatives to legalize or decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use.Continued ...
- April 2, 2014
In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage
Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of prosperity for millions of Americans.Continued ...
Michigan Medicaid expansion start draws 11,848
When Thomas Booth's mom told him he needed health insurance, he knew she was speaking from experience. As a breast cancer patient, his mom has relied on her Medicaid coverage for years of treatment, he said.Continued ...
Report: Black children lag in overall well-being
A report by a private foundation finds the well-being of Michigan's white children slightly below the national average while black children significantly lag the nation.Continued ...
- April 1, 2014
GOP Rep. Dave Camp to retire
Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and an advocate for overhauling the federal tax code, announced Monday that he will retire after 24 years in Congress.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 04/01/2014
Obama to discuss minimum wage; Land: I have enough signatures for race; Detroit expected to file updated plan.Continued ...
Advocates make final enrollment push
Advocates and insurers are experiencing a surge of inquiries across Michigan as the deadline approaches to sign up for insurance under the federal health care law.Continued ...
- March 31, 2014
GOP proposal to split electoral votes still alive
President Barack Obama easily secured all 16 of Michigan’s electoral votes on his path to re-election in a state where Republicans haven’t won a presidential race in a quarter-century but now control state government.Continued ...
- March 30, 2014
Officials defend abortion clinic pact
Officials say it’s reasonable for a University of Michigan hospital to be the emergency-transfer provider for the last abortion clinic left in Toledo — even though it’s more than 50 miles away.Continued ...
Microscope operates at molecular speed
Compared with Harold Edgerton’s electronic stroboscope, the mechanical shutters on even the fastest cameras moved at a glacial pace.Continued ...
Group again tries to set Guiness record
Another attempt is being made to set a new Guinness World Record for “The Most Rosie the Riveters in One Place.”Continued ...
Supreme Court to hear dispute over court costs
A man who pleaded guilty to a drug crime was sentenced to a year in prison. He also was hit with a $1,000 bill, his share of the cost of having a case in a western Michigan courthouse: legal help, lights, phone, security, even the fitness room used by employees.Continued ...
- March 29, 2014
Snyder plans for Europe trip with focus on cars
Gov. Rick Snyder will depart Saturday for his second trade mission to Europe with a focus on promoting Michigan’s auto industry.Continued ...
Calley signs bills deleting 'retarded' from laws
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed legislation removing the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from state laws.Continued ...