- June 21, 2014
Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.Continued ...
Inmate asks court for help in Michigan parole case
An inmate who won a major case at the Michigan Supreme Court over a governor’s power to change prison sentences is asking the court for additional help because the state’s interpretation of the groundbreaking decision could block his release.Continued ...
Construction moves forward on convention center
Construction is moving forward on the Blue Water Area Convention Center along the St. Clair River in Port Huron that will include an event hall, meeting rooms and ballroom.Continued ...
- June 20, 2014
Last of three fugitives in Detroit drug case captured
Authorities in Missouri used a stun gun to capture the last fugitive in a Detroit drug case, after he and two accomplices didn’t appear in court to hear the guilty verdicts against them, federal officials said Thursday.Continued ...
- June 19, 2014
In unlikely twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'
Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royale over their call for a statewide ban on “microbeads” — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the Great Lakes and other waterways.Continued ...
- June 18, 2014
Mother of trooper's killer sentenced
The mother of a man convicted of killing a Michigan state trooper has received a prison sentence of 18 months to five years for helping him flee.Continued ...
Tornado hits northern Michigan as storms pass by
A funnel cloud briefly touched down Tuesday in northern Michigan, damaging several buildings and vehicles, the National Weather Service said.Continued ...
Oral arguments set in gay marriage case
Oral arguments have been officially scheduled by a federal appeals court about Michigan’s dispute over gay marriage.Continued ...
Some Republicans backing gay marriage
Former high-ranking Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are urging a federal appeals court to allow gay marriage in the state.Continued ...
Group's lawsuit seeks federal protection for Kirtland's snake
An environmental group that works to expand the federal government’s lineup of protected plants and animals filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of a Midwestern wetland snake.Continued ...
Audit: State improperly spent $160M on Medicaid
Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services primarily because it failed to obtain invoices and other required documentation from service providers, a damning state audit found Tuesday.Continued ...
- June 16, 2014
What lawmakers did, didn't do before break
Late-night wrangling over hiking taxes to improve roads overshadowed Michigan lawmakers’ final days in Lansing before they broke for much of the summer.Continued ...
- June 15, 2014
Parks see rise in local visitors
Ronica Monzo doesn’t need to travel far for a getaway. The Kimball Township woman keeps her recreational vehicle at the Port Huron KOA during the summer and visits there at least once a week.Continued ...
- June 14, 2014
Long road ahead for inmate who won big case
A Michigan inmate might not be released for years — or ever — despite winning an unprecedented case at the state Supreme Court that challenged a governor’s ability to alter his sentence then change her mind.Continued ...
- June 13, 2014
Michigan Legislature OKs $53.2 billion budget
Michigan lawmakers on Thursday finished sending Gov. Rick Snyder a $53.2 billion state budget, approving increased aid for local governments and money to hire more state troopers and conservation officers.Continued ...