More Michigan Articles

  • Modest, gradual minimum wage hike set to launch in Michigan

    DETROIT (AP) — An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither. The first bump comes Monday, when the wage moves up 10 percent, from $7.40 an hour to $8.15. The 25 percent overall raise...

  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court....

  • Land makes campaign case in memo

    Each side can point to poll numbers that show a slight lead in its favor.

  • Detroit gets $275 million financing from Barclays

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says Barclays PLC will provide $275 million to fund the city's exit from bankruptcy. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office said Thursday the money will be used to pay off a $120 million loan. It will also fund city revitalization efforts...

  • Democrat Mark Schauer takes lead over Gov. Rick Snyder in Michigan

    For the first time since April 2013 Democratic candidate for Michigan governor Mark Schauer leads incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich.

  • Report: Second American killed fighting for ISIS

    A second American, identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis, died while fighting in the same battle in Syria as Douglas McAuthur McCain.

  • State of Michigan to host latest virtual job fair

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers...

  • Seed company sued by migrant workers in Michigan

    CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — A major seed company is being sued by 32 migrant farm workers and seven of their children over the workers' claims that they were underpaid and experienced unsafe conditions and poor housing while removing tassels from corn in southwestern Michigan. The workers are...

  • Michigan Tech site once produced wood for Ford

    ALBERTA, Mich. (AP) — The site that sprang out of Henry Ford's desire to produce wood for his automobiles continues on as a Michigan Technological University site for forest research. The 60th anniversary of the site's transfer to MTU was commemorated with a two-day celebration recently at the...

  • Detroit water fund gets $200,000 in donations

    DETROIT (AP) — Two auto companies and the United Way announced $200,000 in donations Monday to help Detroit residents pay overdue water bills after criticism about the city's aggressive shut-off policy. Water shut-offs related to unpaid bills have been suspended since July 21 but will resume...

  • Dearborn says no new hookah cafes for 6 months

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb known for an abundance of hookah cafes has ordered that no new ones be opened in the next six months. On a 5-2 vote last week, the Dearborn City Council approved a 180-day moratorium on new hookah cafes or cigar bars. The move comes amid concern that...

  • Michigan police get $43 million in military gear

    Michigan police agencies have received $43 million worth of surplus military equipment, including 17 mine-resistant armored fighting vehicles and 1,795 M16 automatic rifles, since 2006, a review of public records shows.

  • Michigan agriculture group launches mapping tool

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has launched a mapping tool designed to help the state's agribusinesses improve their operations. The Michigan Agri-Business Association says the tool gives businesses access to information that will guide their decisions, allow them to seize opportunities for...

  • Auto supplier hosting job fair in Battle Creek

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc. is hosting a job fair in Battle Creek designed to help the automotive supplier fill the 150 temporary production jobs it has available. The four-hour fair is scheduled for Saturday at Denso's location inside the Fort Custer Industrial...

  • Koch-backed group announces ad buy against Jeff Merkley in Oregon

    The ad, "Get to work for Oregon," notes that in Merkley's six years as a senator, only one of his bills became law.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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