- March 29, 2014
Detroit police probe French street artist's death
Police in Detroit are hoping members of the urban artistic community can help solve the slaying of a French street artist whose body was found last summer amid the ruins of the city's most notorious housing project.Continued ...
- March 28, 2014
US recognizes Mich. same-sex couple marriages
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.Continued ...
Study planned on adapting to changing water levels
Great Lakes levels will continue rising and falling in often unpredictable ways and people should learn to deal with the changes instead of trying to tame nature with costly engineering projects, experts said Thursday.Continued ...
- March 27, 2014
Michigan won't recognize the weekend's same-sex marriages
Michigan won’t recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 03/27/2014
Senate OKs raising age for prostitution charges; Michigan jobless rate down to 7.7 percent; Lansing: Require balanced U.S. budget. (Plus more)Continued ...
- March 26, 2014
Michigan governor stays cautious on gay marriage
Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully on the issue of gay marriage after a judge's declaration that the state's ban is unconstitutional.Continued ...
Democrats: Snyder aides helped cousin avoid cut
Michigan Democrats are accusing Gov. Rick Snyder's administration of protecting his cousin's furniture company from a proposed cut in a state contract.Continued ...
- March 24, 2014
Mich. homeowners dread flood insurance rate hikes
Katherine Calhoun gets nervous this time of year. She nods toward the rear of her home, where Ecorse Creek moseys through Dearborn Heights.Continued ...
- March 23, 2014
Medical pot bills would OK edibles, dispensaries
The 20 marijuana plants Chuck Ream grows are perfectly legal under Michigan law. It’s the pot-butter cookies he makes from them that could get him arrested.Continued ...
Icy Lake Superior means slow shipping season start
This year’s shipping season is getting off to a slow start due to record levels of ice on the Great Lakes, including ice that’s five feet thick in some parts of the Duluth harbor.Continued ...
- March 21, 2014
Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage
Michigan's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday as he struck down a law that was widely embraced by voters a decade ago — the latest in a recent series of decisions overturning similar laws across the country.Continued ...
April 1 is a go for state's Medicaid expansion
Hundreds of thousands of low-income adults will be eligible for health insurance starting April 1 under Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid.Continued ...
House OKs troubled school bill
The Republican-led House narrowly approved legislation Thursday changing a state turnaround district that can take over the lowest-performing 5 percent of public schools, a year after it first approved a version that ran into resistance from GOP senators.Continued ...
Senate passes welfare drug-testing pilot program
Michigan senators took another step toward requiring drug tests for certain welfare recipients Thursday, passing a Republican bill that Democrats oppose.Continued ...
Senate candidate presses Land on abortion insurance law
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters on Thursday pressed Republican Terri Lynn Land on Michigan’s new abortion insurance law, saying she should come out of her “bunker” and say if she supports it.Continued ...