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Michigan redistricting panel: 'Show up, speak up' on maps

Oct. 19, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan's redistricting commission are urging residents to speak up about draft congressional and legislative maps. The first of five public hearings will be held Wednesday in Detroit. The panel wants feedback on 10 maps it drew...

Hold the candy: Schools drop Halloween, Valentine's Day

Oct. 14, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No little ghosts or goblins this year at elementary schools in East Lansing. Valentine's Day parties are scratched, too. Officials told parents that Halloween and Feb. 14 celebrations are being dropped because of concerns...

Michigan redistricting panel advances maps to hearing stage

Oct. 11, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's redistricting panel on Monday voted to advance multiple draft congressional and legislative maps to public hearings and gave commissioners more time to submit their own plans. The proposals that received support were collaboratively...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 10, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= AuGres-Sims def. Charlton Heston, forfeit Birmingham Brother Rice 56, Chicago (Christ the King), Ill. 14 Bridgman 34, Eau Claire 6 Britton-Deerfield 61, Vermontville Maple Valley 8 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Addison 59, Grass Lake 0 Almont 14, Armada 7 Ann Arbor Huron def. Ann Arbor Skyline, forfeit Auburn Hills Avondale 35, Royal Oak 21 Bad Axe 53, Vassar 0 ...

Homecoming game at Detroit-area school scratched; no refs

Oct. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The football homecoming game at a suburban Detroit school was canceled because of a lack of referees. Mount Clemens was supposed to play Friday night against Potterville, a school southwest of Lansing. Homecoming games...

Whitmer restores prevailing wages on state projects

Oct. 07, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that Michigan will pay higher “prevailing" wages on state construction projects, three years after Republican legislators repealed a long-standing law that required better pay. The Democratic governor said...

Michigan Senate approves bill with voting restrictions

Oct. 06, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in the Michigan Senate on Wednesday again passed legislation that would make it harder to vote, advancing photo ID, absentee ballot and other changes that face a surefire veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if they reach her desk. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Oct. 04, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Detroit News. Oct. 2, 2021. Editorial: State lacked urgency in Benton Harbor lead response The state’s recent announcement that it would create a panel to address high levels of lead in drinking water deflects from its failure to reduce the amount...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada Forest Hills Eastern 41, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills 19 Adrian Madison 54, Morenci 14 Allen Park 35, Dearborn Edsel Ford 6 Allendale 43, Holland Christian 6 Alma 28,...