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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 …


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.”


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


The Latest: Not-guilty pleas by 3 newly charged in Flint

Not-guilty pleas have been entered by three of the four people newly charged in the Flint water investigation.


Charter schools need oversight, accountability

Charters schools in Washington state are more polarizing than they ought to be, because stringent oversight helps ensure that public dollars are not being wasted. In fact, the state’s model …


Federal judge refuses to halt Wisconsin recount

A federal judge refused to halt Wisconsin’s presidential recount Friday, telling President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters that the effort probably won’t change anything anyway.


Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

Michigan’s recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.


2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing.


Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Michigan’s presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the state, when a federal judge said he’ll abide by a court ruling that found …


Michigan recount expands, Pennsylvania awaits federal ruling

The presidential recount in Michigan expanded Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other large counties, with the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaiting …


Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide …