For weeks, I have been waiting for the arrival of my son and his two children. They live in Texas and my son decided to try driving the kids up for a visit while his wife held down the fort on their horse ranch and UPS store.
A mock "sale" sign was attached for a short time on Rodin's "The Thinker" at the Detroit Institute of Arts, while others were left on prominent statues downtown at a time when the city tries to place a value on its assets following the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders are still talking about a sales tax increase to fix roads and boost education spending, but it's a longshot that a deal will be reached in time to put a proposal before voters in November.
Michigan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate has risen one-tenth of a point from June to 8.8 percent in July, as the size of the workforce grew and the number of people employed remained flat, the state announced Wednesday.