More Michigan Articles

  • Michigan to auction tax-foreclosed properties

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 500 property tax-foreclosed parcels across Michigan will be featured in a two-day state auction. The state says the auctions will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration for bidders begins at 9 a.m. each day. About 300 parcels in Dickinson, Iosco,...

  • Michigan inmates may get costly hepatitis C drug

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new hepatitis C treatment that costs $1,000 pill is expected to be available to Michigan inmates. The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1xDUFwj ) the Michigan Department of Corrections 2015 budget, which takes effect Oct. 1, includes $4.4 million for the drug, which...

  • Michigan Democratic Senate candidate backed company that outsourced

    Rep. Gary Peters' role in securing an earmark and a tax credit for a now-bankrupt solar panel company could become a point of contention in Michigan's hard-fought Senate race.

  • Canada, Michigan name authority for border bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads...

  • State environmental chief touring Upper Peninsula

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is opening a new Upper Peninsula district office in Marquette. DEQ Director Dan Wyant will attend a ceremony Friday at the office with the city's mayor. It's part of Wyant's three-day tour of the U.P. starting Wednesday....

  • 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 jobs....

  • 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 would...

  • 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...



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