- October 31, 2013
House votes to extend alcohol ignition program
Michigan lawmakers want to make permanent a pilot project that lets repeat drunken drivers get a restricted driver's license by installing a breath alcohol ignition device on their vehicle.Continued ...
Michigan expressway shootings suspect offers plea
A man charged in a series of shootings on and off Interstate 96 in Michigan pleaded no contest but mentally ill on Wednesday to assault and firearms charges.Continued ...
- October 30, 2013
Great Lakes mayors seek action on 'microplastics'
An organization representing more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada asked federal and industry officials Tuesday for action on the recently discovered problem of “microplastic” pollution in the Great Lakes.Continued ...
Senate OKs more prison for drive-by shooters
Fed up with senseless violence, Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday voted unanimously to stiffen prison time for drive-by shooters.Continued ...
Mich. board delays vote on cigarette tax contract
A state board delayed voting on Michigan's new cigarette tax collection contract Tuesday at the request of Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, which is reviewing complaints about the selection process and a competitor's offer to do the work for less.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 10/30/2013
State gets $1.8M for homeless services; Education standards spending resumes; Patrols aim to head off holiday destruction. (Plus more)Continued ...
- October 29, 2013
It's a fact: Asian carp reproduce in Great Lakes watershed
TRAVERSE CITY -- Scientists said Monday they have for the first time documented that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders thContinued ...
- October 28, 2013
Detroit bets on uncertainty of rail, new arena
t may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.Continued ...
- October 26, 2013
Michigan in Brief: 10/26/2013
No alternative to Detroit loan plan; Deputy emergency manager appointed; Detroit, museum talks break down.Continued ...
- October 25, 2013
Detroit on edge weeks before bankruptcy
Short of cash, Detroit was delaying payments to vendors and “operating on a razor’s edge” weeks before it filed for bankruptcy protection, the head of the city’s turnaround team testified Friday.Continued ...
Senate OKs Common Core, waits on tests
Efforts to continue putting in place more rigorous and uniform national education standards in Michigan cleared a key hurdle Thursday when the Senate chose to let the state spend money on the benchmarks again.Continued ...
Senate OKs new sentencing rules for young killers
The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Thursday to create new sentencing rules for young killers, 16 months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.Continued ...
- October 24, 2013
Trial starts to determine if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy
An attorney representing Detroit urged a judge Wednesday to allow the city to fix staggering financial problems through bankruptcy, arguing that without it about 65 cents of every tax dollar eventually would be gobbled up by debts and other obligations.Continued ...
Michigan in Brief: 10/24/2013
Schools will get Epi-Pens for allergies; Public schools to offer more online options; Bill proposes renaming part of I-75. (Plus more)Continued ...
- October 23, 2013
New 'fracking' regs proposed
Companies using a procedure called hydraulic fracturing to pull oil and natural gas from deep underground in Michigan would have to take extra steps to protect ground and surface waters under regulations outlined Tuesday.Continued ...