- Information freeze thaws after injunction on election law Updated: Feb-13-16 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - An information freeze on local and school officials is thawing after a federal judge put a preliminary injunction on a new Michigan election law that critics called a "gag order."
- House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint Updated: Feb-12-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday he has agreed to testify to Congress about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, bowing to demands by Democrats that the Republican governor explain his role in a cost-cutting move that resulted in a public health emergency caused by lead-contaminated water.
- Ex-clerk, acquaintance accept responsibility in bribes case Updated: Feb-12-16 11:47 am
DETROIT - A former Detroit court clerk and a longtime acquaintance who authorities say took about $20,000 in bribes to dismiss more than $40,000 in traffic tickets and fines have accepted responsibility in the case.
- AG won't represent state workers named in Flint lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 7:26 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Michigan's Attorney General's Office will not represent current and former state employees named in a lawsuit over Flint's lead-contaminated drinking water.
- Senate approves bill to ban liquor at fully nude bars Updated: Feb-10-16 3:38 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan would strip state liquor licenses from bars offering fully nude entertainment under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday.
- The Latest: Snyder wants to expand state police in cities Updated: Feb-10-16 11:53 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal (all times local):
- Section of highway could honor state trooper killed in 1982 Updated: Feb-10-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - A section of U.S. highway 127 in the Lansing area could be renamed for a Michigan State Police trooper who was fatally shot in 1982.
- Snyder plans university funding above when he took office Updated: Feb-10-16 5:37 am
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing that Michigan's 15 public universities get 4.3 percent more in state operations funding in the next fiscal year.
- Snyder plans university funding above when he took office Updated: Feb-09-16 6:33 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder will propose that Michigan's 15 public universities get 4.3 percent more in state operations funding in the next fiscal year.
- Michigan officials present plan to boost state's schools Updated: Feb-09-16 2:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - State Superintendent Brian Whiston has presented a plan aimed at catapulting Michigan schools into one of the nation's top educational systems.
- State Board of Canvassers approves petition to recall Snyder Updated: Feb-08-16 9:08 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The State Board of Canvassers on Monday unanimously approved a petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that doesn't mention the lead contamination of Flint water, but rejected several other proposals that cite the water crisis in seeking his removal from office.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 8:01 am
The Detroit News. Feb. 5, 2016
- Man walking on freeway exit ramp dies after car hits him Updated: Feb-06-16 1:56 pm
DETROIT - Authorities say a man walking on an exit ramp in downtown Detroit interstate has died after being struck by a car.
- Federal judge issues temporary freeze on new election law Updated: Feb-05-16 9:35 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a "gag order," and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly.
- 1930s-era newsreel highlights challenges of Michigan winter Updated: Feb-04-16 4:11 am
MARQUETTE, Michigan - After spending decades in a basement in the eastern Upper Peninsula, a 1930s-era newsreel from the Michigan State Highway Department has resurfaced to remind us of the challenges - and the fun - of winters past.
- House committee OKs bill clarifying ballot proposal law Updated: Feb-03-16 7:49 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A group of Michigan lawmakers advanced a measure intended to address criticism that a new law stops public officials from informing voters about ballot proposals.
- The Latest: Teachers' union wants local control for district Updated: Feb-02-16 5:48 pm
DETROIT - The Latest on the state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools stepping down (all times local):
- Snyder OKs bills to link emergency contact info with IDs Updated: Feb-02-16 5:24 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Laws enacted by Gov. Rick Snyder will let Michigan residents have their emergency contact information linked to their driver's license or state ID.
- Michigan lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highways Updated: Feb-02-16 5:06 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The speed limit could jump to 75 mph on some 600 miles of rural highway in Michigan - and possibly even higher on portions of two heavily traveled interstates - under a measure a committee sent to the state House Tuesday.
- Michigan survey finds 1,800 more untested rape-evidence kits Updated: Jan-28-16 8:39 am
LANSING, Michigan - Efforts to eliminate a backlog in rape-evidence tests and track down serial rapists have uncovered more than 1,800 additional untested rape kits at law enforcement agencies across the state, officials announced Thursday.
- Indiana House panel backs bill limiting environmental rules Updated: Jan-27-16 3:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation that would prohibit Indiana state agencies from enacting tougher environmental rules and standards than the federal government narrowly won the backing of a state House committee on Wednesday following a discussion that invoked the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
- Local officials sue to block law prohibiting ballot info Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Local officials filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Michigan law they say unconstitutionally restricts their free-speech rights, urging a judge to immediately block it so they can distribute ballot measure information to voters ahead of the March elections.
- Study: Redesign of Interstate 375 in Detroit still an option Updated: Jan-25-16 10:45 am
DETROIT - Results of a study say it's still an option to redesign Interstate 375, a spur off of I-75 that feeds into downtown Detroit.
- Man accused of threatening lawmakers in 2012 enters plea Updated: Jan-22-16 7:08 am
FLINT, Michigan - A Flint man who authorities say threatened to kill three lawmakers from Michigan in 2012 has entered a plea agreement in the case.
- Michigan committee OKs $28 million for Flint water emergency Updated: Jan-20-16 10:36 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan lawmakers are moving quickly to approve Gov. Rick Snyder's request for $28 million more to address the drinking water crisis in Flint.