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Prehistoric lake sturgeon is not endangered, US says despite calls from conservationists

Apr. 22, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lake sturgeon don't need Endangered Species Act protections, federal wildlife officials announced Monday, saying that stocking programs have helped the prehistoric fish return to areas where they had vanished. The decision ends the Arizona-based Center of...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 22, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 20, 2024. Editorial: Lansing’s financial disclosure rules still lack teeth Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are right that Michigan’s transparency requirements of elected officials are a joke. Efforts by their...

Local election workers fear threats to their safety as November nears. One group is trying to help

Apr. 22, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The group gathered inside the conference room, mostly women, fell silent as the audio recording began to play. The male voice, clearly agitated, railed against what he thought had been fraud that cost former President Donald Trump reelection four years...

Kennedy says he loves his family 'either way' after relatives endorse Biden's campaign over his

Apr. 21, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Sunday acknowledged endorsements from more than a dozen of his relatives who are backing Democratic President Joe Biden, noting that he feels no ill will over the family political divide. “Some of them don’t...

Young brother and sister dead, several hurt when vehicle crashes into Michigan birthday party

Apr. 21, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A young brother and sister died and several people were injured, some of them seriously, when a vehicle driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a young child's birthday party Saturday at a boat club, a Michigan sheriff said. An 8-year-old...

Crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states creates a shadow war for the 2024 election

Apr. 21, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As President Joe Biden and Donald Trump step up their campaigning in swing states, a quieter battle is taking place in the shadows of their White House rematch. The Republican National Committee, newly reconstituted under Trump, has filed election-related lawsuits in...

Young brother and sister dead, 15 injured when vehicle crashes into birthday party, Michigan sheriff says

Apr. 20, 2024 20:44 PM EDT
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Young brother and sister dead, 15 injured when vehicle crashes into birthday party, Michigan sheriff says.

California is rolling out free preschool. That hasn't solved challenges around child care

Apr. 20, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds. Instead, they kept their...

Catholic priest resigns from Michigan church following protests over his criticism of a gay author

Apr. 19, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

BEAL CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic priest has resigned as pastor of a church in a small central Michigan community, the result of weeks of controversy following his publicly expressed regret that a gay author had read a book to preschool children. Gay rights activists and others...

An appeals court dismisses charges against a Michigan election worker who downloaded a voter list

Apr. 19, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court dismissed charges against a Michigan election worker who put a USB flash drive into an electronic poll book and downloaded the names of voters at the close of a primary election in 2022. The court's conclusion: James Holkeboer's conduct...