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The Latest: Isle of Man TT race in 2021 canceled

Nov. 30, 2020 2:02 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Isle of Man TT race scheduled for next year has been canceled because of uncertainty over the ongoing pandemic. It is the first time since the Second World War that the motorcycling race has been canceled in successive...

Michigan nears launch of online sports betting, other games

Nov. 30, 2020 1:55 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan casinos could launch online sports betting and gambling games in December once state lawmakers waive the remaining time they have to review proposed licensing rules. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which has 10 legislators, will effectively bless the new...

Cities ask legislators to ensure non-residents pay taxes

Nov. 30, 2020 11:18 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan mayors on Monday asked the Legislature to act quickly to ensure two-dozen cities collecting income taxes do not lose revenue because non-residents are working at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials warned that without the approval of bills in December's lame-duck...

Casperson, 'titan' of the Upper Peninsula, dies at age 61

Nov. 30, 2020 10:13 AM EST

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Tom Casperson, a former state lawmaker from the Upper Peninsula who cast a key vote to expand Medicaid and built alliances with labor unions, has died at age 61. Casperson, a Republican from Escanaba, died Sunday. He had been stricken with cancer. Fellow Republicans in the Senate...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Detroit News. Nov. 28, 2020 Jobless agency still failing unemployed There’s not much worse than being out of work, especially around the holidays. And for the thousands of Michiganians who are still waiting for unemployment benefits, it’s inexcusable that the state hasn’t rectified the...

Redevelopment to follow razing of blighted UP structures

Nov. 30, 2020 7:33 AM EST

CASPIAN, Mich. (AP) — Five houses and other structures in Iron County are being demolished as part of a plan to revitalize blighted properties in a part of the Upper Peninsula. Four of the properties are in Caspian and the other is in Crystal Falls, according to the Michigan Land Bank Authority. The five...

Patricia Toth works to decorate a tree ahead of this year's Festival of Trees Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 in Port Huron, Mich. McLaren Port Huron Foundation will host the Festival of Trees for the 32nd year this holiday season, but the event is going to look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brian Wells/The Times Herald via AP)

McLaren Port Huron’s 32nd Festival of Trees adapts to COVID

Nov. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EST

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — McLaren Port Huron Foundation will host the Festival of Trees for the 32nd year this holiday season, but the event is going to look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamie Guyor, foundation development officer, said there will be 17 trees lit for the festival in...

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) defends Oakland forward Daniel Oladapo (4) going to the basket, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

No. 25 Michigan outlasts Oakland 81-71 in overtime

Nov. 29, 2020 9:30 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 25 Michigan desperately needed a spark after trailing Oakland at halftime. Hunter Dickinson provided it. Dickinson had all 19 of his points after halftime, helping the Wolverines outlast Oakland 81-71 in overtime Sunday night. The 7-foot-1 freshman center scored six points early...

Detroit mayor: 5K residents a day could get vaccine in 2021

Nov. 29, 2020 5:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said on a Sunday talk show that he expected 5,000 residents a day would receive vaccines once they are made widely available. He also spoke on CBS’s “Face the Nation” about the logistics of vaccinating some 700,000 city residents, saying...

COVID puts plans for test of new Michigan train line on hold

Nov. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EST

The coronavirus pandemic has forced supporters of a new passenger train service to northern Michigan to put off plans for test rides on the proposed 240-mile line. The Detroit Free Press cited backers of the Ann Arbor-to-Traverse City route as saying those test runs were slated to start in 2021. They are now on...