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Michigan's population rise slows; congressional seat at risk

Jan. 5, 2020 9:27 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's population grew by less than 3,000 residents last year, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau that signals the state remains on track to lose one congressional seat following the 2020 count. The figures from the once-a-decade census released Wednesday showed an increase...

Program to bring mental health resources to Detroit schools

Jan. 4, 2020 9:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Public Schools Community District announced it's teaming up with a University of Michigan program aimed at helping students effectively manage symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. TRAILS — Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of...

Exhibition exploring Muslims in Michigan to open in Dearborn

Jan. 4, 2020 9:35 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An exhibition series that has explored the past and present — as well as envisioned the future — of Muslims in southeastern Michigan was preparing to open in Dearborn. Halal Metropolis was scheduled to launch a roughly three-month exhibition on Jan. 17 at University of...

Feds say man threatened Ohio State during Michigan game

Jan. 1, 2020 5:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man accused of saying he was going to shoot up Ohio State University and hurt players on the football team in a threat made during the university's 2018 game with the University of Michigan, according to a federal indictment. The September indictment...

Film exploring Henry Ford's complicated legacy awarded grant

Dec. 28, 2019 10:03 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A film exploring the significant, complicated legacy of Henry Ford has received a financial boost from a Detroit nonprofit that supports the region’s automotive and labor history. “Ten Questions for Henry Ford" was among more than a dozen projects to receive a share of $66,000...

In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 photo, Eric Hemenway, right, the director of archives and records for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians talks with collector Richard Pohrt Jr., at the University of Michigan William Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Mich. Hemenway was examining the photographs acquired by the library in 2016 from Pohrt Jr. which represent some 80 indigenous groups. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Collaboration key to assembling Native American photo trove

Dec. 23, 2019 2:56 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Of the roughly 1,000 images of Native Americans from the 19th through the early 20th century, Eric Hemenway kept returning to one: a lone woman hoeing potatoes in a Michigan garden. The director of archives and records for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians was poring...

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school's campus in Massachusetts. According to a study released on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, about 1 in 4 high schoolers said they had vaped nicotine at least once in the previous year. But vaping marijuana grew more quickly: 1 in 5 high schoolers had done it at least once the year before. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Survey shows boom in marijuana vaping among school kids

Dec. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — About 1 out of 5 high school students in the U.S. say they vaped marijuana in the past year, and its popularity has been booming faster than nicotine vaping, according to a report released Wednesday. “The speed at which kids are taking up this behavior is very worrisome,” said...

14-year-old prodigy pursues two degrees at Michigan school

Dec. 15, 2019 1:01 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Daniel Liu is used to being ahead of the curve. He learned the alphabet by age 1 and began reading by the time he was 2. At age 10, he became the youngest person to ever win the national You Be The Chemist challenge, allowing him to meet President Barack Obama. He even found time as...

In this Nov. 17, 2019, photo provided by the University of Michigan, Bryan Kreps plays a game modeled after soccer and air hockey using the iGYM system at the university in Ann Arbor, Mich. A University of Michigan research team has created iGYM, an augmented reality system that allows people with different levels of mobility to play and exercise together. (Roger Hart/University of Michigan via AP)

iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

Dec. 10, 2019 8:27 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One Kreps brother uses a wheelchair and the other doesn't, yet they are able to play sports together on a level playing field thanks to an augmented reality system developed at the University of Michigan. The technology, called iGYM, allows people with mobility disabilities and...

Ann Arbor weighs plans for tallest new building in decades

Dec. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Construction of Ann Arbor’s tallest new building in a half-century could begin soon if city council members approve the project. The 19-story, mixed-use high-rise would sit behind Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater and include 240 apartments that would be marketed...