- Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing Updated: May-28-16 9:35 am
LANSING, Michigan - The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation - a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.
- Trucker driving erratically in 2 states finally stopped Updated: May-27-16 8:42 pm
STEVENSVILLE, Michigan - Michigan State Police say a trucker drove recklessly for nearly 50 miles in two states before a trooper slowed the vehicle down with a gunshot at a tire.
- AG Schuette reports income of about $454,000 in 2015 Updated: May-27-16 2:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife saw their income rise significantly last year to nearly $454,000.
- House votes to extend legal protection for overdose calls Updated: May-26-16 5:51 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Anyone in Michigan could report drug overdoses without fear of legal consequences under legislation approved by the House.
- Mich. Supreme Court rules against state workers in pay case Updated: May-26-16 4:40 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state in a dispute over a proposed 2011 raise for some public workers.
- Former Marine freed from prison in Iran attends memorial Updated: May-26-16 4:38 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A former U.S. Marine who was jailed in Iran for more than four years until his January release said Memorial Day is "bittersweet" during his Thursday visit to the Michigan state Senate for memorial services.
- Funds for community colleges will rise slightly in budget Updated: May-26-16 2:16 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's 28 community colleges will receive smaller funding increases than anticipated.
- Semi-truck hauling large buoy damages Blue Water Bridge Updated: May-26-16 1:00 pm
PORT HURON, Michigan - A semi-truck hauling a large buoy damaged the Blue Water Bridge while passing under the international border crossing.
- State police plan stepped-up Memorial Day weekend patrols Updated: May-26-16 10:07 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State Police are planning stepped-up traffic enforcement for the Memorial Day weekend.
- Court updates Michigan rules to curb pay-or-stay sentences Updated: May-26-16 7:10 am
DETROIT - The Michigan Supreme Court has announced amendments to state rules aimed at keeping people from jail time because they can't pay court fines or fees.
- Genocide education requirement on way to Michigan governor Updated: May-26-16 5:47 am
LANSING, Michigan - A bill to require older schoolchildren to learn about the Holocaust and the 1915 massacre of Armenians has been sent to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
- Aide refused to send ex-Michigan lawmaker's false email Updated: May-25-16 6:27 pm
LANSING, Michigan - An aide testified Wednesday that a former Michigan lawmaker asked him to send an outlandishly false, sexually explicit email to thousands of fellow Republicans as a ruse so his extramarital affair with another legislator would not be believed if it became public, but the staffer refused because he thought it was unethical and possibly illegal.
- Senator sponsors bill on bathroom use by transgender kids Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan senator has introduced legislation that could stop transgender students from using bathrooms that don't match their "biological sex" after some state GOP lawmakers were outraged by draft guidelines from the State Board of Education that included recommendations on addressing transgender K-12 students.
- US Army to test driverless vehicle technology in Michigan Updated: May-25-16 3:16 pm
LAPEER, Michigan - A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will cruise along a stretch of Interstate 69 in Michigan as part of an initial testing of driverless military vehicle equipment on public roadways.
- Bill going to Snyder would make coerced abortion a crime Updated: May-25-16 1:28 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Coercing a woman to have an abortion would be a misdemeanor in Michigan, under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.
- The Latest: Aide: Lawmaker asked me to send false email Updated: May-25-16 12:26 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the prosecution of two former Michigan lawmakers who were forced from office (all times local):
- Attorney general investigates Grand Rapids veterans home Updated: May-25-16 12:06 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Michigan's attorney general announced Wednesday that his office is investigating allegations of mistreatment at a state-run nursing home for veterans and is encouraging potential victims or witnesses to come forward.
- Snyder signs bills to crack down on meth production Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan will have tougher laws related to making methamphetamine under legislation Gov. Rick Snyder has signed.
- Actress Melissa Gilbert drops run for Congress in Michigan Updated: May-24-16 9:26 pm
HOWELL, Michigan - Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert is dropping her run for Congress in Michigan.
- Lawmakers, Snyder agree to framework of budget Updated: May-24-16 8:01 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Key Republican lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder's administration agreed Tuesday on the framework of a state spending plan that would direct $165 million more toward Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and significantly scale back a plan to address underground infrastructure needs across Michigan.
- Conservative Michigan lawmaker's wife reveals teen abortion Updated: May-24-16 7:19 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The wife of a conservative Michigan lawmaker says in a Facebook posting that she had an abortion while in high school and went public with it after someone approached her husband vowing to disclose the information.
- The Latest: Framework of Michigan budget is set Updated: May-24-16 6:36 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the state budget (all times local):
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: May-23-16 10:01 am
The Detroit News. May 17, 2016
- Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs Updated: May-21-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally.
- Charges to be dropped in controversial sexual abuse case Updated: May-19-16 10:12 am
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - A Battle Creek-area prosecutor is dropping charges after the Michigan Supreme Court said a woman convicted of sexual abuse is entitled to a new trial.