Gov. Rick Snyder appealed to hundreds of educators and business leaders Thursday to support the implementation of Common Core educational standards, which many conservatives nationwide have denounced as a top-down takeover of local schools.
County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.
Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers remain at odds over how much to rein in the charitable gambling industry featuring games such as Las Vegas-style poker, after the state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to ease regulations that could go into effect next month.
A Republican lawmaker on Thursday proposed raising Michigan's minimum wage by a smaller amount than what is being backed by organizers of a ballot drive, warning that their attempt to give workers who rely on tips the same base wage as everyone else would force restaurants to close.
Showers before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers after 3 p.m. High near 54. East-southeast wind 7 to 14 mph becoming west-northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.