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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Elizabeth Clement to Michigan Supreme...

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:48:19 GMT

LANSING, Mich. Elizabeth Clement, a skilled legal expert with experience in both the executive and legislative branches of government, was appointed today to the Michigan Supreme Court by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Michigan county considers building sustainable business park

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:05:59 GMT

A western Michigan county is hoping to shift the focus of its waste management operations by investing almost $230,000 in the planning of a sustainable business park development. Kent County wants to build the park on more than 200 acres of land that were initially set aside to expand the South Kent Landfill.

Review: John McLaughlin says farewell in style at the Michigan Theatre

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:50:10 GMT

When jazz legend John McLaughlin pranced to the front of the Michigan Theater stage on Wednesday night, Nov. 15, he revealed and waved his flashy trademark double-neck iridescent blue electric guitar and beamed a smile of ecstasy that telegraphed what was about to be heard -- a joyous re-visioning of his genre-shattering, 45-year-old Mahavishnu Orchestra repertoire. The original 70's music was exuberantly re-enacted by combining two bands of virtuosic newcomers and modern-day collaborators who now follow in the footsteps of the acclaimed jazz guitar master.

How much does it cost to educate a childFriday, November 17KALAMAZOO...

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:22:12 GMT

Kalamazoo School Trustees have approved a resolution endorsing the most comprehensive study of school financing in the State of Michigan to date, which is being funded by the School Finance Research Collaborative. That group has hired the nation's top two school finance research firms to look at every aspect of how the schools are funded and how much it costs to adequately educate children.

Officer charged with firing gun into car in which woman hurt

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:43:40 GMT

Michigan State Police investigate an officer involved shooting in Mattawan, Mich., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Authorities say the shooting during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan left one person wounded and prompted the lockdown of nearby schools as a precaution.

A Washington reckoning: Sex-abuse allegations stir a cultural shift

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:54:44 GMT

Al Franken, the high-profile Minnesota senator, was outed for forcibly kissing and groping a radio host 11 years ago. His career is endangered.

Michigan's job gains continue for 9th year

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:54:40 GMT

Nine years of job growth for Michigan positions the state well to absorb changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to University of Michigan economists. The overall 2018-19 forecast for Michigan sees steady job growth, low unemployment, tame inflation and an economy that continues to diversify.

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton declines to run for Senate in 2018

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:54:39 GMT

Upton, of St. Joseph, has held southwestern Michigan's congressional seat for 30 years. He said Friday there was "a path" to running, but he has chosen "not to follow it."

Young professionals home for Thanksgiving recruited in West Michigan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:54:38 GMT

On a day when many former West Michigan students and professionals are back in the area for the Thanksgiving holiday, an event is being held to ask them to "rethink" West Michigan. More than 30 area companies and several nonprofit organizations are coming together to host former residents at five sites in West Michigan.

State: 12 Michigan school districts disproportionately suspend students of color

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:24:19 GMT

Ann Arbor's Skyline High School. Ann Arbor Public Schools has been on the state's "significant disproportionality" list for over-suspending black students for five years, but says it's taken aggressive steps to correct that disparity.

Grand Valley State University Fraternity Banned

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:47 GMT

From the Associated Press - Grand Valley State University in Michigan has banned a fraternity chapter from campus for at least five years after an investigation into hazing and alcohol use. The school in Allendale says an investigation after the 21-year-old Sigma Phi Epsilon member was treated after consuming too much alcohol revealed student code violations for hazing and consumption of alcohol.

Teske lifts Michigan to 61-47 win over Southern Miss

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:08:34 GMT

Jon Teske had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Michigan used a 20-1 second-half run to put away Southern Mississippi in a 61-47 victory Thursday night. The 7-foot-1 Teske easily surpassed his previous career highs of four points and three rebounds, and the Wolverines remained undefeated.

No. 5 Louisville has big 2nd half, beats No. 24 Michigan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:08:33 GMT

Myisha Hines-Allen scored 19 points, Asia Durr had 13 and No. 5 Louisville used a big third quarter to rally past No.

Phoenix add Michigan native Arena to signing classCumberland...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:30:03 GMT

Cumberland volleyball coach Kathy Slaughter announced the signing of Washington Township, Mich., native Luciana Arena to scholarship papers this week for the 2018-19 academic year, becoming the third Phoenix signee for next season. Arena lettered in volleyball and track and field at Eisenhower High School in Washington Township, earning Honorable Mention All-Area honors as well as team awards for Best Offense and from the coaching staff for the head coach Caitlyn Lapratt and the Eagles.

Hepatitis A outbreak reaches West Michigan

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:13:51 GMT

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says three cases of hepatitis A that were reported in Calhoun County are linked to the strain in southeast Michigan. Since August 2016, health officials have received reports of 457 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Huron, Ingham, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

More people traveling over Turkey Day weekend

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:29:24 GMT

AAA Michigan says over 1.6-million Michiganders will head over the river and through the woods to check out the Lions game, gobble some turkey, catch the big balloons and bands at the big Parade in Detroit, spend time with the relatives, hit the woods to bag a buck, hit the stores to bag a black Friday bargain and all the other things we do during the T-day weekend. Some will be traveling just to get away.

Police: Student lied about UM robbery

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:30:45 GMT

Ann Arbor police say the student who said she was struck in the head and knocked unconscious during a robbery Saturday afternoon on the campus of the University of Michigan lied.