ARTICLES

Energy company settles with state over oil spill

May 13, 2015
An energy company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history will restore or create 300 acres of wetlands as part of a sweeping agreement to improve the Kalamazoo River watershed. Read More

Unions lose challenge to Michigan right-to-work law

February 10, 2015
DETROIT — A judge has dismissed an open-meetings lawsuit by unions that sought to overturn the state’s right-to-work law. Read More

Snyder vetoes bills prohibiting e-cigarette regulation

January 22, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills to prohibit e-cigarettes from being regulated as tobacco products under Michigan law. Read More

Judge overturns ban on domestic partner benefits

November 13, 2014
DETROIT — A federal judge overturned a Michigan law recently that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners, calling it unconstitutional and based on "irrational prejudice." Read More

Judge v. judge: argument reaches state Supreme Court

April 2, 2014
Order in the court? A dispute between two judges has revealed disorder at a West Michigan courthouse. Read More

Court clears path for discrimination claim

January 20, 2014
A road worker in the region who suffered from stress and exposure to soot and diesel fumes can sue his former employer — even though he had sought the job that gave him fits just months earlier. Read More

Vanity license plate stirs free speech debate

January 2, 2014
The state of Michigan is defending its rejection of a vanity license plate and addressing the meaning of free speech. Read More

Video: MSU professor's classes 're-assigned' after anti-Republican tirade

September 6, 2013
EAST LANSING — An award-winning novelist who told students that Republicans have "raped this country" lost his fall teaching assignments at Michigan State University after acknowledging the remarks were offensive, the school said Thursday. Read More

Cooley law grads lose appeal over tuition refund

July 30, 2013
DETROIT — Today's lesson: Are graduates of the largest Michigan law school entitled to a tuition refund if they don't find satisfactory jobs? No, according to a federal appeals court. Read More

Detroit files for bankruptcy

July 19, 2013
DETROIT — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles that put the world on wheels. Read More