Michigan

Tornado Hits Michigan Without Warning, Killing Toddler, While Twister in Maryland Injures Five

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A toddler was killed and his mother was injured when a tornado struck suburban Detroit without... Read More

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A toddler was killed and his mother was injured when a tornado struck suburban Detroit without warning, while five people were injured when a tornado in Maryland collapsed structures and trapped people inside. Officials in Livonia,... Read More

Another Michigan Dairy Worker Has Bird Flu, the Third US Case This Year

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy... Read More

Another Michigan farmworker has been diagnosed with bird flu, the third human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows, health officials said Thursday. The dairy worker reported a cough, congestion, sore throat and watery eyes. The other two... Read More

Census Bureau Estimates: Detroit Population Rises After Decades of Decline, South Dominates Growth

DETROIT (AP) — America’s Northeast and Midwest cities are rebounding slightly from years of population drops — especially Detroit, which... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — America’s Northeast and Midwest cities are rebounding slightly from years of population drops — especially Detroit, which grew for the first time in decades — though the South still dominates the nation's growth, according to U.S. Census... Read More

The Unexpected, Under-the-Radar Senate Race in Michigan That Could Determine Control of the Chamber

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Elissa Slotkin had less than half an hour to reckon with a retirement announcement that would... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Elissa Slotkin had less than half an hour to reckon with a retirement announcement that would reshape Michigan’s political landscape. The state's senior senator and the third-ranking Democrat in the chamber, Debbie Stabenow, was about to... Read More

2024-04-26 22:09:53
by Dan McCue
Inflation Reduction Act Helping to Lower Clean Energy Costs in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the state of Michigan $159 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the state of Michigan $159 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding to help lower the cost of community and rooftop solar installations for thousands of low-income households. In announcing receipt of... Read More

Pro-Trump Michigan Attorney Arrested After Hearing in DC Over Leaking Dominion Documents

An attorney facing criminal charges for illegally accessing Michigan voting machines after the 2020 election was arrested Monday after a... Read More

An attorney facing criminal charges for illegally accessing Michigan voting machines after the 2020 election was arrested Monday after a hearing in a separate case in federal court in Washington, D.C. Stefanie Lambert was arrested by U.S. Marshals after a... Read More

Explosive Fire at Site Used by Vape Suppliers Kills One, Sends Debris a Mile Away

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a building which housed suppliers for the vaping industry caused multiple... Read More

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a building which housed suppliers for the vaping industry caused multiple explosions that killed one person and injured a firefighter as the blasts rocked suburban Detroit, sending gas cannisters and debris... Read More

AP Decision Notes: What to Expect in Michigan's Presidential Primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to repeat their past Michigan primary victories on Tuesday, when they each... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to repeat their past Michigan primary victories on Tuesday, when they each face opponents who haven’t yet won a contest this year but also show no indication of dropping out. Biden is fending... Read More

Defense Department to Target 'Forever Chemicals' Contamination Near Michigan Military Base

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to install two more groundwater treatment systems at a former Michigan military base to... Read More

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to install two more groundwater treatment systems at a former Michigan military base to control contamination from so-called forever chemicals, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin's office announced Friday. Environmentalists say the systems will help prevent... Read More

Tape Reveals Donald Trump Pressured Michigan Officials Not to Certify 2020 Vote, New Report Says

AP — Donald Trump pressured two election officials not to certify 2020 vote totals in a key Michigan county, according... Read More

AP — Donald Trump pressured two election officials not to certify 2020 vote totals in a key Michigan county, according to a recording of a post-election phone call disclosed in a new report by The Detroit News. The former president 's 2024 campaign... Read More

Democrats See Michigan and Minnesota as Guides for What to Do With Majority Power

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fueled by election gains, Democrats in Minnesota and Michigan this year enacted far-reaching policy changes... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fueled by election gains, Democrats in Minnesota and Michigan this year enacted far-reaching policy changes that party leaders in other states are looking to as a potential roadmap for what they could swiftly achieve with... Read More

2023-05-01 15:56:35
by Dan McCue
State Appellate Panel Revives Residents’ Fight Against Solar Farm

LANSING, Mich. — A three-judge appellate panel in Michigan last week revived a lawsuit challenging a change in a local... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — A three-judge appellate panel in Michigan last week revived a lawsuit challenging a change in a local zoning ordinance that led to a township approving the permit for an industrial solar farm. In a unanimous ruling, the... Read More

GOP's DeSantis Visits Whitmer's Michigan, the 'Anti-Florida'

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ahead of a highly anticipated presidential announcement, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit Michigan for his... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ahead of a highly anticipated presidential announcement, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit Michigan for his first appearance this year in the state transformed by Democratic majorities under high-profile Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The visit will put... Read More

Michigan Senate Votes to Repeal 2012 Law Restricting Unions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of union supporters filled the halls of the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday as Senate Democrats... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of union supporters filled the halls of the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday as Senate Democrats voted along party lines in support of repealing the decade-old “right-to-work” law in a state long considered a pillar of... Read More

Slotkin Preps Senate Run After Winning Tough Reelection Bid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington,... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Just three months ago, Rep. Elissa Slotkin was one of the most vulnerable Democrats in Washington, fighting an expensive campaign for reelection in a Michigan district that Republicans were sure they could retake. That was all... Read More

2023-01-04 20:49:55
by Natalie McCormick
Diversity Makes History in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — It was a turn of events that simply demanded one sit up and take notice. On Sunday... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — It was a turn of events that simply demanded one sit up and take notice. On Sunday morning, Jan. 1, Chad Livengood, politics editor and columnist at The Detroit News, tweeted, “As of this morning, there are... Read More

Flip of Michigan Legislature Highlights Role of Fair Maps

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control... Read More

Democratic candidates for the Michigan House and Senate won a majority of votes this year, translating into their party winning control of both legislative chambers. That may seem like a natural result, but it hasn't been in previous elections. While Democrats... Read More

To Hold House, Democrats Eye GOP-Held Districts Won by Biden

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — While preparing to march in a Saturday morning parade through this fast-growing city's west side,... Read More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — While preparing to march in a Saturday morning parade through this fast-growing city's west side, Democratic congressional candidate Hillary Scholten warned her staff that the area was traditionally very conservative and they should brace for possible booing.... Read More

Judge Strikes Down 1931 Michigan Law Criminalizing Abortion

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday struck down Michigan's 1931 anti-abortion law, months after suspending it, the latest development... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday struck down Michigan's 1931 anti-abortion law, months after suspending it, the latest development over abortion rights in a state where the issue is being argued in courtrooms and, possibly, at the ballot box. The law,... Read More

Judge: Prosecutors Cannot Enforce Michigan's Abortion Ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Friday blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the state’s 1931 ban on abortion... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Friday blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the state’s 1931 ban on abortion for the foreseeable future after two days of witness testimony from abortion experts, providers and the state’s chief medical officer.... Read More

2022-05-09 20:35:44
by Dan McCue
World’s First Mass-Scale Sodium-Ion Battery Plant to Debut in Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that... Read More

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that stands between the channel linking Lake Macatawa to Lake Michigan, will soon be home to the world’s first mass-scale sodium-ion... Read More

Videos Show Patrick Lyoya Shot in Head by Michigan Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Black man face-down on the ground was fatally shot in the back of the... Read More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Black man face-down on the ground was fatally shot in the back of the head by a Michigan police officer, the violent climax of a traffic stop, brief foot chase and struggle over a... Read More

Jury Deadlocked on Some Charges in Whitmer Kidnap Plot Trial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on “several” of the 10 charges but... Read More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on “several” of the 10 charges but was deadlocked on others in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Michigan Governor Sues to Secure Abortion Rights, Vacate Ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sued Thursday to protect abortion rights, asking a Michigan court to recognize a... Read More

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sued Thursday to protect abortion rights, asking a Michigan court to recognize a right to abortion under the state constitution and to overturn a 176-year-old ban in the state that may take effect... Read More

Truck Blockade at U.S.-Canadian Border Shuts Auto Plants

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto... Read More

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, Toyota and General Motors to shut down plants or otherwise curtail production on both sides of the... Read More

2022-01-05 18:57:59
by Dan McCue
Brenda Lawrence Becomes 25th Democrat to Opt Out of Reelection

WASHINGTON — Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan’s only Black member of Congress, revealed Tuesday evening that she will not be running... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan’s only Black member of Congress, revealed Tuesday evening that she will not be running for reelection in 2022. Lawrence is the 25th incumbent Democratic House member to opt out of a reelection bid this... Read More

2021-12-29 14:13:09
by Dan McCue
Dingell to Seek Reelection in New District After State Panel Unveils Map

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that after seven years of representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, she... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that after seven years of representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, she will move to the state’s newly drawn 6th Congressional District to pursue a re-election bid in 2022. Dingell, who has... Read More

2021-12-17 22:16:23
by Dan McCue
Redistricting Panel’s Closed-Door Meeting Leads to Lawsuit

LANSING, Mich. — A number of media organizations are suing Michigan’s redistricting commission over its members’ decision to hold a... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — A number of media organizations are suing Michigan’s redistricting commission over its members’ decision to hold a closed-door meeting in October and then bar disclosure of several memos citing attorney-client privilege.  The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press,... Read More

School District Faces Two $100M Suits After Oxford Shootings

Two lawsuits seeking $100 million each have been filed against a Michigan school district, its superintendent, principal and others after four... Read More

Two lawsuits seeking $100 million each have been filed against a Michigan school district, its superintendent, principal and others after four students were fatally shot and others wounded at Oxford High School, a lawyer announced Thursday. The lawsuits were filed in federal... Read More

Student Kills 3, Wounds 8 at Oxford High School in Michigan

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a... Read More

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people... Read More

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