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  • Utility works to restore power in Michigan

    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says it's working to restore power to about 15,000 customers out of the 223,000 homes and businesses that lost service when severe thunderstorms hit Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The Detroit-based utility says that 171,000 of its 186,000 affected customers...

  • Schauer unveils economic plan, promises new jobs

    WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer on Tuesday proposed tripling the percentage of Michigan's electricity that must come from renewable sources and rebuilding crumbling roads — parts of an economic plan he said would create tens of thousands of...

  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    DETROIT (AP) — Control of Detroit's massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor's office. The move comes a week after the department said it...

  • Storms prompt concern about some Michigan crops

    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Crop damage from severe thunderstorms that dropped hail on parts of Michigan has prompted concern that some harvests will suffer this year, farmers and officials said. Bay County farmer Lee Koch told The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1tW3YYc ) that he won't know...

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed about 120 days for M-1 Rail work. The roadway was shut Monday. Crews will...

  • Ferry owner backs Detroit River bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — In the shadow of the mighty Ambassador Bridge, Gregg Ward operates the little ferry that could. For two decades, he and his father, John Ward, have run a plucky, small but important freight operation, carrying trucks with hazardous or oversized cargo banned from the Ambassador...

  • No Michigan vote allowed on raising minimum wage

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's election board on Thursday nixed a voter-initiated proposal to raise the minimum wage, ruling that organizers did not collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify. The 3-1 vote against certifying the minimum wage drive means lawmakers' approval in May of...

  • 4 more Michigan cities get Uber ridesharing

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A California company that uses mobile application software to link people needing transportation in Ann Arbor and the Detroit area to drivers is expanding to several other Michigan cities. San Francisco-based Uber (OO'-burr) says service starts Thursday in Flint, Grand...

  • The surprising reason a House Republican rejected a Chamber of Commerce award

    It's not every day that a House Republican charges that the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce is "in the pocket of Communist China."

  • Michigan approves 9 projects to add 3,900 jobs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Tuesday approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs, nearly half from General Motors consolidating engineering jobs from outside the state at a site in Michigan. Most of the new jobs and estimated $1...

  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...

  • Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

    DETROIT (AP) — Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of balloting, which ended July 11. Judge...

  • Expert says Detroit bankruptcy plan is feasible

    DETROIT (AP) — An expert hired to advise Detroit's bankruptcy judge says the city's plan to get out of Chapter 9 is feasible but there still are many challenges. Marti Kopacz says the city's computer system "is so broken" that it threatens to thwart Detroit from meeting its commitments. She...

  • Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy. The city said there will be no...

  • Ilitches release details on Wings arena complex

    DETROIT (AP) — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. "It's always been my dream to see a vibrant and energized downtown Detroit," Mike Ilitch, chairman of Ilitch Holdings...



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