| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:20 AM
DETROIT On Jan. 1, Detroit will swear in its first white mayor in 40 years. Usually that would be a significant turn in a city where eight of 10 residents are black. But the milestone will be diminished by the reality that this city is the largest in...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:20 AM
DETROIT The city of Detroit on Tuesday officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:05 AM
LANSING, Mich. Michigan's state Board of Canvassers certified a controversial petition Monday that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they want abortion coverage.
The issue now moves to the Michigan Legislature,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:43 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Technical glitches on launch day for Michigan's new online health insurance marketplace couldn't dampen the relief Hussein Daoud felt for himself, his wife and their six children.
The Detroit resident, 51, came to apply for...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:21 PM
EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — After a tiring journey from Los Angeles to Detroit for a wedding, David Zorn and Jennifer Li were looking forward to a few days of camping at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan. Instead, their visit...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:57 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new era of health care begins Tuesday, as many of its 1.1 million uninsured residents start deciding how best to obtain coverage required under the landmark federal health care law.
A new online insurance market...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:25 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Obama administration officials said Friday that they are sending someone to Detroit to oversee a federal effort that includes millions of dollars in grants to help fix the beleaguered city.
Officials said Don Graves will...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:50 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan moved a step closer Thursday toward continuing to implement more rigorous and uniform education standards that supporters say will improve classroom teaching and better prepare students for college, but delayed...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:50 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents who buy health insurance on the state's new online exchange, which opens next week, will pay on average $306 a month — before tax credits — for a mid-range plan not including out-of-pocket costs,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:45 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Retailers might be allowed to choose whether to continue accepting returned drink bottles and cans under a plan to improve Michigan's lackluster performance in recycling solid wastes, a state official said Tuesday....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:58 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Strategic Fund overstated job-creation data by companies that have received grants through government incentive programs, according to a state audit released Tuesday.
Companies getting grants under the 21st...