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New Mexico House panel OKs 'right-to-work' proposal

January 30, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico House committee approved a right-to-work bill Thursday after a five-hour hearing that included appeals from about 60 speakers, the majority of them opponents. more »»

Official out as monitor of Michigan's contract with Aramark

January 30, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Snyder administration says an official overseeing Michigan's prison food contract with Aramark Correctional Services has left the job after five months. more »»

Officer shot responding to domestic dispute; suspect wounded

January 29, 2015

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan police officer and a man who opened fire on officers in a community near Grand Rapids have been wounded. more »»

State senator proposes making it felony to assault referee

January 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state senator is sponsoring legislation to make it a felony to assault a referee or other official at a sporting event in Michigan. more »»

Snyder issues directive to improve government purchasing

January 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants to improve the state of Michigan's purchasing after identifying "gaps" in how the state currently buys goods and service. more »»

Exploding air bag may have killed Texas man

January 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Federal safety regulators are looking into the death of a Texas man who may be the latest victim of exploding automobile air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. more »»

New aquarium opening to public at Michigan shopping mall

January 29, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A new 35,000-square-foot aquarium has drawn crowds of fascinated children and parents at one of Michigan's largest shopping mall. more »»

New Mexico House panel OKs 'right-to-work' proposal

January 29, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico House committee approved a right-to-work bill Thursday after a five-hour hearing that included appeals from about 60 speakers, the majority of them opponents. more »»

State elevator inspector seen golfing charged with fraud

January 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state elevator inspector who likes to play golf is in the rough. more »»

Detroit NAACP to celebrate installation of elected officers

January 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit branch of the NAACP will hold an installation ceremony for its recently elected leadership. more »»

Police arrest 34, seize guns during eastside crime sweep

January 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Thirty-four people have been arrested by Detroit police and other law enforcement agencies during a crime sweep on the city's eastside. more »»

Michigan regional unemployment rates for December

January 29, 2015

Michigan's major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for December, followed by November. more »»

Michigan unadjusted joblessness little changed, 5.6 percent

January 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in December, little changed over one month but down 2.1 points over a year. more »»

Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in girl's slaying

January 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 13-year-old girl who was shot while playing with a rifle in his eastside home. more »»

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners

January 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from... more »»

Kresge Foundation honors Ruth Adler Schnee as Eminent Artist

January 29, 2015

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The Kresge Foundation has named pioneering textile designer Ruth Adler Schnee as winner of its Eminent Artist award for 2015. more »»

Ford beats estimates despite declines in earnings, revenue

January 29, 2015

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is putting a tough year behind it and promising big things despite a bumpy global market. more »»

Snow, sleet, freezing rain cause crashes, at least 1 death

January 29, 2015

FREDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Snow, sleet and freezing rain have combined to create slippery road conditions across parts of Michigan, causing many crashes and at least one death. more »»

Carjacking, other charges filed against man beaten by police

January 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A man who is on video being kicked by Detroit-area police while under arrest has been charged with carjacking, armed robbery and many other crime. more »»

Family members seek clues in search for missing 27-year-old

January 29, 2015

OTISVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Family members of a 27-year-old man who disappeared a month ago after stepping outside of a bar in a small Michigan town are seeking clues about his whereabouts. more »»

 
 
 

 

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