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  • 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.

  • Judge delays Detroit bankruptcy trial start 8 days

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ordered another postponement in the start of a trial on Detroit's bankruptcy plan. Judge Steven Rhodes says in his order Wednesday that Detroit officials intend to submit a revised debt restructuring plan. He says for that reason, he's postponing the schedule...

  • Michigan jobless rate up 0.2 points to 7.7 percent

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent in the latest month. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released the July employment report Wednesday. It says the jobless rate was 7.5 percent...

  • Appeals court OKs permits for Upper Peninsula mine

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a decision by state regulators to allow construction of a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula backwoods, the latest development in a 12-year legal and political struggle. A three-judge panel ruled...

  • VIDEO: Ad war heats up in Michigan governor race

    The race to be Michigan's governor is heating up on the airwaves as three new campaign ads were released this week.

  • Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

    DETROIT (AP) — A major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week. New York-based Syncora Guarantee said in a court filing that the plan put together...

  • Peters discusses historic vehicle bill, flooding

    BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has visited the Woodward Dream Cruise course to promote legislation creating a federal historic vehicle register and document and preserve automotive heritage. The Bloomfield Township Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate discussed the bill Tuesday...

  • Did the Koch brothers just give up on winning Michigan?

    Their group, Freedom Partners, this week canceled its reserved television air time in Michigan for the remainder of the summer and the fall -- effectively conceding the fight in a state some Republicans are cautiously optimistic could turn in their favor.

  • Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

    Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers' union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year.



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