Latest Michigan News

Drive to repeal law Whitmer used in pandemic clears hurdle

Apr. 19, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group trying to repeal an emergency powers law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used for months to issue coronavirus restrictions cleared a key hurdle Monday when the Michigan elections bureau said it collected enough petitions. Unlock Michigan, which...

Father angry after teacher cuts biracial daughter's hair

Apr. 19, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

A Michigan father has moved his 7-year-old biracial daughter from one school to another after the child’s hair was cut on separate occasions by a classmate and a teacher. Jimmy Hoffmeyer said Monday he also is considering taking his daughter, Jurnee, out of Mount...

Legislators back expanded gambling at tribe's Indiana casino

Apr. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators have endorsed a deal allowing the tribal casino in South Bend to become a full-fledged competitor to Indiana’s other casinos. The Indiana House voted Monday for final legislative approval of the agreement signed in January by...

Michigan commits to $97 million investment into recycling

Apr. 19, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group of environmental, political and business leaders in Michigan announced an initiative Monday to invest in recycling infrastructure and eventually triple the state's recycling rate. The NextCycle Michigan initiative has committed $97 million...

Rise and shine: Woman to explore Michigan rustic campgrounds

Apr. 19, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A young woman and her dog are hitting the road to learn more about Michigan's remote rustic campgrounds. Over five months, Paige Lackey plans to visit 77 of Michigan’s 145 state forest campgrounds in the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper...

Fowler junior Mia Riley leads AP Division 4 All-State team

Apr. 19, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

The 2021 Associated Press Division 4 girls basketball All-State team as selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sportswriters. ___ Player of the Year Mia Riley, Fowler, Jr. ___ First-Team...

Detroit police fatally shoot man after pursuit, gun battle

Apr. 19, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

A man who drove through a Detroit crime scene where five people were shot and one person died in a car crash was fatally shot by police early Monday following a pursuit and gun battle, the city's police chief said. The shooting of the 27-year-old man was caught on police...

2 killed after SUV hits building during drag race in Detroit

Apr. 19, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two people have been killed after the SUV they were in struck a Detroit building during an illegal drag race. The SUV and another vehicle were racing along an eastside street about 11:15 p.m. Saturday when the crash occurred, according to the Detroit Free...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 19, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 16, 2021. Editorial: How we can be inspired off the court by Husker volleyball’s success There’s no inherent reason for Nebraska to be a volleyball talent pool, producing more major college players per capita than any...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 19, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Rev up U.S. automotive supply chains Technology has become increasingly intertwined with the auto industry, as the recent semiconductor shortage has brought to light. The Detroit Three have had to halt...