By Steve Chapman | 04/23/14 05:26 PM
The question of racial preferences in university admissions has bedeviled the nation for decades. In 2003, the Supreme Court finally issued a verdict that gave something to either side of the debate.
04/22/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/22/14 12:37 PM
Six Supreme Court justices voted to uphold Michigan's ballot proposal that amended the state constitution to ban race-based affirmative action in college admissions, reversing a lower court that said the ban burdened minorities.
By Ashe Schow | 04/22/14 11:06 AM
Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has released her first campaign ad, which pokes fun at her opponent — a man — for accusing her of waging a war on women.
By Associated Press | 04/22/14 09:11 AM
The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.
By Michael Barone | 04/21/14 09:56 PM
Should the city of Detroit turn in its charter and go out of existence? A good friend of mine proposed this, many years ago, and I thought it absurd. It seems less so now. Now comes Dennis Lennox, former Cheboygan County drain commissioner and Republican public affairs consultant, writing in the...
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:08 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says $66 million is available nationwide to state departments of agriculture for specialty crops.
By Shikha Dalmia | 04/17/14 07:10 PM
In Detroit's unfolding saga, the only innocent victims are city residents. So if there is any case for a Motown bailout, it is to make the city more livable for them. However, that seems to be the main goal of neither the Democratic White House nor the state's Republican governor -- both of...
04/17/14 01:15 PM
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County. Gov. Rick Snyder says the expansion of Fuyao Automotive North America in Orion Township will create 102 full-time jobs. The company currently provides...
04/17/14 05:00 AM
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2. Premji is chairman of Bangalore, India-based Wipro Ltd. He began leading the company in the late 1960s, taking it from...
04/16/14 06:30 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts. The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations, philanthropists...
04/15/14 05:00 PM
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A virus that kills piglets at an alarming rate has been found on 93 farms in Michigan, the state agriculture department says. Jennifer Holton, spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said porcine epidemic diarrhea is deadly to...
04/14/14 11:15 AM
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A ferry company that serves Mackinac Island says the start of service this year will be affected by ice. The Petoskey News-Review and MLive.com report that Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry is waiting to see how ice-breaking work goes before posting a schedule. The...
04/14/14 08:45 AM
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 6 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.71 per gallon. The auto club says Monday the average is about 19 cents per gallon more than this time last year. Of the cities it surveys, AAA Michigan...
04/11/14 05:30 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit can move ahead with a plan to settle a ruinous multimillion-dollar debt with two banks for $85 million, a judge said Friday as he also urged the bankrupt city and other creditors to reach more deals. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes signed off on the agreement to pay UBS...
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