- November 28, 2013
Michigan spared weather woes for Thanksgiving
Michigan travelers were finding minimal trouble embarking on their Thanksgiving destinations despite nasty weather snagging holiday plans elsewhere.Continued ...
Macomb County settles lawsuit with black deputy
Macomb County has settled a lawsuit by a black sheriff’s deputy who said he was called “Buckwheat” and suffered other indignities as part of a repeated pattern of racial harassment.Continued ...
- November 27, 2013
Judge: Parole hearings for juvenile lifers
A judge signed a sweeping order Tuesday for hundreds of Michigan prisoners serving mandatory no-parole sentences, directing the state to give them an opportunity to apply for release or face the appointment of a special master to oversee the process.Continued ...
Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances
Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire “not in my backyard” protests from local residents — and relief in places that were spared.Continued ...
- November 26, 2013
DNR: At least 11 wolves killed in Michigan hunt
At least 11 wolves have been killed during the wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula, putting the state on pace to meet the limit for Michigan’s first wolf hunt in decades, officials said.Continued ...
Ore. woman pleads guilty in mom's death in Mich.
An Oregon woman who left the body of her 89-year-old mother outside of a Michigan thrift store has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter.Continued ...
- November 24, 2013
Theater could have needed money by year's end
Fundraising for a $2.4 million renovation of the Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee is nearing completion and could be reached by the end of the year, an organizer says.Continued ...
USCG delivers Christmas trees to Chicago
The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to set sail on a special holiday mission with historical roots.Continued ...
- November 23, 2013
Bill would affect taxes related to oil, gas wells
A bill in Lansing would exempt from personal property taxes some equipment used to develop oil and gas wells, including piping, machinery and tanks, prompting concern about the potential effects on Michigan communities that rely on such revenue to fund services.Continued ...
Artist not deterred by Heidelberg Project fires
Artist Tyree Guyton says he's not deterred by a series of fires that have damaged or destroyed houses that help make up Detroit's outdoor Heidelberg Project art installation.Continued ...
- November 21, 2013
Feds returning $205K to businesses targeted by IRS
The federal government missed a key deadline and is returning more than $200,000 to three Michigan businesses accused of trying to fool the Internal Revenue Service by making bank deposits of less than $10,000.Continued ...
- November 19, 2013
DNR: At least 6 wolves killed so far in state hunt
LANSING (AP) -- At least six wolves have been killed during Michigan's wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula. The state Department of Natural Resources updated the results Monday morning. The wolf season started Friday and runs through December, unless 43Continued ...
- November 17, 2013
Bill forces disclosure of law's effect on premiums
State legislators are sharply divided over an emerging plan to require Michigan insurance companies to tell policyholders the impact of the federal health care law on their premiums.Continued ...
- November 15, 2013
GOP split over disclosing ad funding sources
Hours after Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed requiring political parties and other interests to disclose individual donors who pay for certain election ads, the state Senate moved quickly to keep intact the existing rules so contributors stay anonymous.Continued ...
- November 14, 2013
Michigan wolf hunt starts Friday, despite protests
During a lifetime of hunting, John Haggard has targeted elk in Colorado, moose in Alaska and caribou in Canada. Now comes a new challenge closer to home: the gray wolf.Continued ...