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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 14, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. June 9, 2021. Editorial: House GOP’s phony financial disclosure bill would keep voters in dark Michigan is one of just two states that don’t require elected officials to disclose how much money they earn or where it comes from....

Nigerian refugee's dreams come true in Traverse City

Jun. 13, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Blessing Ovie’s wings weren’t just clipped. They weren’t just broken. No, it was much worse than that. The world took Ovie’s wings from her. The world convinced her that she didn’t have wings, that she never had...

State's top court rejects appeal in tree trimmer's death

May. 29, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A city-owned utility in Traverse City can't be held responsible for the death of a tree trimmer who had contact with a power line. The Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Wednesday from Zachary Adams' family, which means a Court of...

Bear moved from northwestern Michigan treks 90 miles back

May. 28, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An apparently homesick bear who was moved from an area in northwestern Michigan where he had raided bird feeders and trash cans has traveled about 90 miles (144 kilometers) back to the same location. A radio collar placed on the bear...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 17, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. May 14, 2021. Editorial: Detroit City Council should adopt this surveillance technology ordinance The Detroit City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that would offer a template for the adoption of surveillance technology by...

Newspaper wins again in dispute over school records

May. 14, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Traverse City school district must release a document that carried complaints about a superintendent who lasted less than three months and was paid $180,000, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The court, 3-0, affirmed a decision by a...

Scientists urge restoration of federal gray wolf protections

May. 13, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A group of scientists urged the Biden administration Thursday to restore legal protections for gray wolves, saying their removal earlier this year was premature and that states are allowing too many of the animals to be killed. The U.S. Fish...

Company defies Michigan governor's order to close pipeline

May. 12, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system. ...

Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

May. 10, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still above normal, the lakes have dropped...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Detroit News. May 8, 2021. Editorial: Whitmer must avert Line 5 face-off with Canada Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is recklessly placing Michigan at the center of an international trade showdown with her order that the Line 5 petroleum pipeline must cease...