Stories tagged: michigan
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Conyers’ exit after decades could open political floodgates
John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century – and sets off a free-for-all race to …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Longtime Michigan Rep. Sander Levin won’t run in 2018
Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, who has served in Congress for nearly 35 years, will not seek re-election to a 19th term.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations
The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Conyers’ family rallies behind him amid harassment claims
Pressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
Funeral home horrors put spotlight on spotty U.S. regulations
Funeral home regulations vary across the U.S., with some states requiring annual inspections and several requiring no inspections at all.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
‘Are you kidding me?’: Kid Rock says no to U.S. Senate run
Kid Rock says he’s not running for U.S. Senate in Michigan.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds
The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Judge: City wrong to bar farmer over gay marriage views
A judge has ordered a Michigan city to make room again for an apple grower who was barred from a seasonal market because he doesn’t allow gay couples to get …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Expert declares qualified end to water crisis in Flint
An expert who two years ago warned about dangerous lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water has declared a qualified end to the crisis.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis
NEW YORK – Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims
A village president in northern Michigan is refusing to apologize for sharing Facebook posts denouncing Islam and calling for the killing of “every last Muslim.”
Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal
The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Michigan airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged
A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint airport on Wednesday, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Michigan man convicted on single hair freed after 41 years
A Detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on Thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction hinged on the flimsiest of evidence: a single hair.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Michigan health director, 4 others charged with involuntary manslaughter over tainted Flint water
Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Police: 5 dead following fiery, 2-vehicle crash in Michigan
A car driven by a 22-year-old man zipped through a stop sign and smashed into another vehicle in southeastern Michigan, killing five people including a woman who was returning from …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water
Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police
Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube
Some past and present University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have unveiled a 1,500-pound tribute to one of the all-time great brain teasers.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Prank gone wrong: Boy, 11, hangs himself after fake social media posts
Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts were a prank, but the 11-year-old boy apparently believed …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs
Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Michigan shocks Wisconsin 71-56 to win Big Ten Tournament
Michigan completed a magical run to its first Big Ten Tournament title, using a swarming defense and accurate shooting to beat No. 24 Wisconsin 71-56 on Sunday for its fourth …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan
An experienced kayaker who’s trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Flint residents must start paying for water they still can’t drink without a filter
Residents in Flint, Michigan, are about to start paying the full cost of their water again, even though what’s flowing from their taps has yet to be declared safe to …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Commission: ‘Systemic racism’ at root of Flint water crisis
“Systemic racism” going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Jay Ambrose: Schools can chart a better course
Betsy DeVos played a large role in expanding charter schools in Michigan, and critics say the consequences have been awful. That’s false.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Flint’s water plant upgrade cost rises to $108 million
A consultant says the cost of upgrading Flint’s water treatment plant is estimated at $108 million, up slightly from an earlier estimate.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Flint-area residents seek $700M from EPA over water crisis
More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners are seeking more than $700 million in damages from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its handling of the city’s crisis with …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Flint water has fallen below federal lead limit
Flint’s water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose …