More Michigan Articles

  • Harsh winter damages Michigan's fruit trees, vines

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heavy snowfall and bitter cold winter have damaged some fruit trees and vineyards, according to a leading state farm group. The late thaw is finally allowing fruit farmers to assess damage from the cold and heavy snow, the Michigan Farm Bureau said in a...

  • Final Four floor originated in tiny Michigan town

    AMASA, Mich. (AP) — Workers in a tiny Michigan town toiled to produce the hardwood floor on which Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin will try to produce their shining moment. The floor being used for the Final Four games on Saturday and the national championship game on Monday, all...

  • Obama spotlights minimum wage in university town

    Will the minimum-wage issue drive Democrats to the polls next November?

  • Michigan House proposes $500 million roads minimum

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger announced a roads funding plan of at least $450 million in fiscal 2015 and at least $500 million...

  • Michigan police join information sharing networks

    NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police agencies are increasingly compiling and sharing information about suspects and everyday citizens as part of an effort to cut costs and improve communication, officials said. As budgets tighten, police are joining consortiums to manage records and reports...

  • Obama mocks GOP message on minimum wage as 'Get off my lawn'

    Obama, traveling to Michigan to push Congress to raise the minimum wage, said conservatives dismissed the proposal because they believed it helped only young people.

  • Detroit gets approval to use $120 million loan

    DETROIT (AP) — Bankrupt Detroit has been given approval to move forward with a $120 million quality of life loan to help improve city services. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday approved the loan brokered with Barclays. He says Detroit can use the money to meet the needs of people...

  • Why is Obama administration blocking Detroit River bridge?

    Why isn't the Obama administration willing to finance the customs plaza for the new international bridge over the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario? That's a question raised by this article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Snyder plans for Europe trip with focus on cars

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder will depart Saturday for his second trade mission to Europe with a focus on promoting Michigan's auto industry. The weeklong trip to Italy and Germany will include meetings with executives from companies such as Fiat and Eissmann Automotive, Snyder said...

  • U.S. recognizes Michigan same-sex couple marriages

    DETROIT — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal...

  • Clarification: Oil Drilling Taxes story

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a March 19 story, The Associated Press paraphrased George Peridas, a Natural Resources Defense Council environmental scientist, as saying that sustainable energy is still a luxury at this time. Peridas instead said that sustainable energy production currently is...

  • Oilman, wife give $2.5 million to Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says a Dallas oil executive and his wife are donating $2.5 million to the engineering program at the East Lansing school. The university said Wednesday that the gift comes from Dave and Denise Lamp. It says $2 million will establish the...

  • Governor: Michigan won't recognize same-sex marriages

    Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend before a court halted a decision that opened the door to gay nuptials, Gov. Rick Snyder said Wednesday.

  • $120 million Detroit financing plan going to vote

    DETROIT (AP) — A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to consider city leaders' proposal for a $120 million loan. The announcement of the Lansing meeting Monday didn't detail the proposal, but the Detroit Free Press reports Detroit's been...

  • For kids of bankrupt Detroit, challenges abound

    In a city scarred by broken promises, the Moore brothers, James and Robert, and fellow student Chelsea Inyard are among the lucky ones. The teenagers attend one of Detroit's most promising new public schools.



From the Weekly Standard

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