- Flint residents hope pipe flushing will help get lead out Updated: May-27-16 2:07 am
FLINT, Michigan - Foul-smelling water that came through the tap of David G. Mata Sr.'s house in Flint last year turned his sinks and toilets a brownish-orange color and nearly killed all of his plants.
- Snyder halts internal Flint probes after prosecutors object Updated: May-26-16 6:06 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday temporarily halted civil and administrative investigations into how a state agency contributed to Flint's lead-tainted drinking water crisis, after being warned they are hampering state and federal criminal probes.
- The Latest: Snyder halts some Flint water investigations Updated: May-26-16 12:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water (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.
- Lawsuit challenges Michigan ban on straight-party voting Updated: May-24-16 3:24 pm
DETROIT - The former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a law that bans straight-party voting.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: May-23-16 10:01 am
The Detroit News. May 17, 2016
- Firing state employees would be easier under new bills Updated: May-19-16 6:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter announced a plan Thursday that would grant more authority for government officials to fire state employees, saying the change is needed to rid state government of bad workers.
- Detroit Schools plagued by mismanagement, student losses Updated: May-15-16 12:17 pm
DETROIT - Michigan lawmakers trying to glue together a plan to fix Detroit Public Schools using taxpayer money are staring down more than a decade of failure with what was once among the largest public education systems in the nation.
- Judge won't dismiss lawsuit over jobless aid controversy Updated: May-11-16 5:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A judge says a lawsuit against a state agency over a computer system that claimed thousands of people had illegally obtained jobless benefits can go forward.
- Michigan Senate OKs ban on local regulation of plastic bags Updated: May-10-16 2:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Efforts to rid Michigan communities of plastic shopping bags would be banned under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate, where business concerns won out over fears that the bags are harmful to the environment.
- Lawyers say 1000s mistakenly charged with fraud Updated: May-08-16 4:19 am
LANSING, Michigan - A $47 million computer system that came online after the state's unemployment insurance agency laid off about 400 people in 2012 to cut costs has been mistakenly charging thousands of people with fraud, some lawyers say.
- Flint water crisis doctor to graduates: Fight for justice Updated: May-06-16 5:04 pm
EAST LANSING, Michigan - A doctor credited with bringing Flint's water crisis to light after state agencies initially dismissed her concerns told Michigan State University graduates Friday to "raise your hands" and fight for justice.
- Q&A: How Michigan lawmakers differ on Detroit school revamp Updated: May-05-16 6:38 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The fate of Detroit's debt-ridden school district rests with the Michigan Legislature, where lawmakers have passed widely different restructuring plans and have just six weeks to resolve their differences before a summer adjournment.
- Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back' Updated: May-04-16 10:44 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.
- Michigan's Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy Updated: May-04-16 6:26 pm
LANSING, Michigan - When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a "tough nerd" who'd use his business background to fix Michigan's sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.
- Michigan governor to discuss Flint water crisis with Obama Updated: May-03-16 10:35 am
FLINT, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city's drinking water mess.
- Michigan congressman proposes lower lead limit for tap water Updated: Apr-28-16 4:35 pm
A Michigan congressman is proposing a tougher national limit for lead in drinking water in response to the crisis in Flint.
- Senate committee OKs millions to aid Flint in water crisis Updated: Apr-28-16 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee on Thursday approved a $220 million aid package for Flint, Michigan, as the city struggles to deal with a water crisis and public health emergency from lead-contaminated pipes.
- Michigan governor seeks tougher lead limit for state, nation Updated: Apr-27-16 11:02 am
LANSING, Michigan - In proposing a tougher limit for lead in drinking water, Gov. Rick Snyder wants to lift Michigan from the depths of the Flint crisis to being a national model for lead monitoring that could help assess whether current rules are too lax.