Advocates lobby feds for Great Lakes programs
Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species.Continued ...
- March 4, 2014
Obama budget seeks cuts in Great Lakes program
President Barack Obama is proposing a spending cut for a program that deals with some of the Great Lakes' most urgent environmental threats.Continued ...
- March 3, 2014
Bill to legalize scalping causes tension
Repealing Michigan’s rarely enforced ban against scalping tickets is, on its face, an effort to help out the average customer looking to sell a few unused tickets to a game or concert.Continued ...
Rules would tighten cold meds purchase
Lawmakers are trying to make it harder for methamphetamine makers to get the illegal drug’s ingredients from multiple purchasers of legal quantities of cold medicines.Continued ...
Dog law may be repealed
Officers would no longer be required to euthanize unlicensed dogs if a bill sent to the governor’s office is signed.Continued ...
- March 1, 2014
Tests show mixed reading, math levels
Michigan standardized test results for grades 3 to 8 showed mixed math and reading level changes in 2013, with almost one-third of students failing reading and more than half failing math.Continued ...
Man convicted of killing four women
Loud cheers and sobs broke the calm of the courtroom Friday as a Detroit-area man was convicted of killing four women in his basement and stuffing their bodies in car trunks after he met them through online escort ads.Continued ...
- February 27, 2014
Lawmakers clash on roads, insurance tax hole
Lawmakers are heading toward a mid-year budget showdown over paying for more road projects and filling a hole in Michigan’s collection of a tax that funds medical care for low-income residents.Continued ...
Caution urged for bitter cold spell
People in Michigan should take precautions in the coming days as another round of bitterly cold weather settles in across the state, officials said Wednesday.Continued ...
Professor defends same-sex couple parents
A sociologist testifying Wednesday at Michigan’s gay-marriage trial said children raised by same-sex parents suffer no handicap when compared to other kids.Continued ...
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 ...
- Advocates lobby feds for Great Lakes programs