- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: May-30-16 10:01 am
The Detroit News. May 27, 2016
- Report: Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates Updated: May-28-16 11:47 am
FLINT, Michigan - Replacing water pipes due to the lead-tainted crisis in Flint could be at least twice the price of previous estimates, according to a report obtained by a newspaper.
- State-appointed board votes to restore Flint council powers Updated: May-27-16 6:45 am
FLINT, Michigan - A state-appointed board has voted in favor of restoring powers to Flint City Council as the city moves out of state oversight.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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):
- New mural features Obama, girl who asked him to visit Flint Updated: May-25-16 9:01 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A new mural features President Barack Obama and the girl who invited him to visit Flint amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.
- 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.
- 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):
- Winners announced in Michigan APME newspaper contest Updated: May-22-16 2:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Newspapers in Detroit, Flint and Greenville were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.
- Peterson: Celebrity game in Flint to 'make people feel good' Updated: May-20-16 7:03 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Former Michigan State star and ex-NBA player Morris Peterson says a celebrity basketball game featuring rapper Snoop Dogg is to "make people feel good" as Flint deals with a lead-tainted water crisis.
- Flint activist Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha has book deal Updated: May-20-16 11:59 am
NEW YORK - The pediatrician who helped reveal the deadly levels of lead in the water of Flint, Michigan, has a book deal.
- Proposal in Oakland County calls for water testing fund Updated: May-20-16 1:47 am
PONTIAC, Michigan - A $500,000 fund has been proposed by some members of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners that would reimburse for water testing at schools and child care facilities.
- 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.
- Portland schools: Safe lead levels in our drinking water Updated: May-19-16 11:55 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland school officials say recent testing of the drinking water at public schools in the district show that lead levels are safe.
- Nonprofit launches campaign to build playgrounds in Flint Updated: May-19-16 11:06 am
FLINT, Michigan - A North Carolina-based nonprofit seeks to build playgrounds in Flint for children coping with the city's lead-contaminated water crisis.
- Snoop Dogg, ex-NBA player Peterson host game to help Flint Updated: May-19-16 9:16 am
FLINT, Michigan - Rapper Snoop Dogg and former Toronto Raptors player Morris Peterson are hosting a celebrity basketball game to help Flint amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.
- Fire scorches water jugs being distributed amid Flint crisis Updated: May-19-16 5:56 am
FLINT, Michigan - Jugs of water being distributed to Flint residents amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water have been left scorched by fire.
- Senate OKs Michigan infrastructure fund; money up in air Updated: May-18-16 2:16 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A bill advancing in Michigan would create a state fund that could be used to pay for underground infrastructure needs across the state in the wake of Flint's water crisis.
- $40K settlement reached in lawsuit after agent shoots dog Updated: May-18-16 2:22 am
FLINT, Michigan - A $40,000 settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit after a state corrections agent shot a dog while looking for a fugitive at the wrong house in Flint.
- OHL appoints Burnett as GM of Flint Firebirds hockey team Updated: May-17-16 11:23 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Ontario Hockey League has appointed George Burnett to serve as general manager of the Flint Firebirds.
- Michigan revenues this year, next are $333M below estimates Updated: May-17-16 5:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Lower-than-expected growth in tax revenue will force Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers to enact a new state budget with less spending than initially proposed, but the dip should not lead to cuts below current funding levels, the state budget director said Tuesday.
- Ex-Michigan State star faces key hearing in June on sex case Updated: May-17-16 11:25 am
FLINT, Michigan - A hearing is planned next month to determine whether former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves will stand trial on sexual assault charges.
- JK Rowling honored by PEN for literary and humanitarian work Updated: May-17-16 2:19 am
NEW YORK - J.K. Rowling's passion for free expression is so strong it extends to someone she'd otherwise not care to discuss: Donald Trump.
- Muslim group returns to Lansing for annual advocacy day Updated: May-16-16 8:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Muslims from around Michigan are heading to Lansing to meet with state representatives and discuss concerns about hate speech against immigrants and Muslims.