ARTICLES

State ends pension contract over CEO's comments

October 15, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — The state of Michigan's retirement systems have ended a contract with an investment company that managed more than $600 million in pension funds after the CEO made "completely unacceptable" comments at a conference. Read More

State proceeds with rules limiting chemicals in water

October 14, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration is proceeding with plans to set what may be some of the country's strictest and most far-reaching limits on "forever chemicals" in drinking water. Read More

Suit challenges changes to state's auto insurance law

October 11, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — A lawsuit contends that some changes made to Michigan's auto insurance law are unconstitutional. Read More

Politician sentenced in theft of campaign signs

October 9, 2019
| By AP
BLOOMFIELD HILLS — An elected official has been sentenced to community service after a school board candidate's campaign signs were removed from yards. Read More

Private prison to house non-US citizens

October 8, 2019
| By AP
BALDWIN — A prison company in northern Michigan said it can begin to house non-U.S. citizens convicted of federal crimes. Read More

Fire damages deer processing plant

October 7, 2019
| By AP
ALMONT — An overnight fire has heavily damaged a deer processing plant that's known for its meat market. Read More

Ex-teacher gets probation in student abuse case

October 2, 2019
| By AP
MOUNT CLEMENS — A former suburban Detroit special education teacher accused of physically abusing autistic students has been sentenced to two years of probation. Read More

Mercedes sues in dispute with artists

September 27, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — Mercedes-Benz USA is asking a judge to protect it from legal action over its use of images of outdoor murals in Detroit in social media posts. Read More

US government sues city over mosque rejection

September 26, 2019
| By AP
TROY — The U.S. Justice Department is suing a Detroit suburb after a Muslim group failed to win local approval to turn a commercial building into a mosque and community center. Read More

Bailiffs in their 80s lose appeal over dismissal

September 25, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has rejected claims of discrimination by two men in their 80s who were removed as bailiffs at a Detroit court because of their health. Read More