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Dem trying to unseat Michigan's Amash raised $100K in 1 week

Jul. 16, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Democrat running to replace Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said Tuesday she raised $100,000 in the first week since announcing her campaign for what's become a crowded — and newly competitive — three-way race. Attorney Hillary Scholten of Grand Rapids joined the race...

Michigan governor OKs highway honor for Aretha Franklin

Jul. 9, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday approved the bill to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway." Franklin died in Detroit last year after...

Anti-ICE graffiti spray-painted on Michigan Capitol

Jul. 5, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are investigating anti-U.S. government vandalism to the Michigan Capitol. The Detroit News reports someone spray-painted "STOP ICE" on the 140-year-old building early Thursday. It follows similar graffiti directed against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement twice...

Snyder withdraws from Harvard fellowship amid Flint backlash

Jul. 3, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder withdrew from a senior research fellowship at Harvard University on Wednesday, amid criticism of the Kennedy School of Government for offering him the position despite his administration's role in the Flint water crisis. Snyder, who served eight years...

Correction: Snyder-Harvard story

Jul. 1, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story June 30 about former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder being named a Harvard fellow, The Associated Press erroneously reported the day of the announcement. It was Friday, not Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow...

Lawyer for former priest denies new sex abuse allegations

Jun. 28, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Catholic priest facing sexual abuse charges as part of the Michigan attorney general's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse is denying the new allegations. Vincent DeLorenzo, who served several Michigan churches, was charged last month with criminal sexual...

Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Jun. 27, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk" and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes running through the Straits of...

Michigan attorney general sues to shut down 66-year-old dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes

Jun. 27, 2019 10:58 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan attorney general sues to shut down 66-year-old dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes.

Michigan officials: Testing will uncover more lead in water

Jun. 26, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials on Wednesday began raising public awareness of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byproduct of new regulations enacted after Flint's crisis. Samples now have to be taken not only from the first...

Florida inmate charged with murder in 1986 Michigan slaying

Jun. 24, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A Florida prison inmate has been charged with murder in the strangling of a woman in southwestern Michigan more than three decades ago. Prosecutors charged 49-year-old Robert James Waite last week in the killing of 59-year-old Wilda Wilkinson of Bangor during a home invasion in July...