Nov 7th, 2012 - State News
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow has won a third term in the U.S. Senate. Stabenow defeated former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, who failed to gain traction with Internet ads labeling Stabenow "the worst senator." She rode a big fundraising and airtime advantage to victory.
Two veteran Michigan congressmen are going back to the U.S. House. Democrat John Dingell has won his 29th full term and Democrat John Conyers his 25th. Both were running in newly-drawn districts.
In some of the races in the U.S. House of Representatives, winners included: Bill Huizena, Justin Amash, Fred Upton and Tim Walberg.
In the State House of Representatives races...winners included: Jase Bolger, Rick Outman, Ken Yonker, Peter MacGregor, Winnie Brinks, Tom Hooker, Lisa Lyons, Roger Victory, Amanda
Price, and Joe Haveman.
All 6 Proposals in Michigan went down to defeat. The closest results were in Proposal 1, which was the emergency manager law, and that wasn't decided until around 4:30 Wednesday morning.
Voters in several Michigan cities backed initiatives to decriminalize marijuana in some cases. The Grand Rapids Press reports about 60 percent of voters supported a proposal to amend the city charter so people possessing or using marijuana no longer would be subject to a misdemeanor offense. Marijuana proposals also passed yesterday in Flint and Detroit.
More election results are posted at: mlive.com.
May 23rd, 2013 - Local News
— Officials say 32 new charter schools plan to open this fall in Michigan.
The Detroit News and The Flint Journal report many of the schools will be in urban areas where charter schools are alrea...
May 22nd, 2013 - Local News
— State police say they're halting helicopter patrols over Grand Rapids after getting multiple noise complaints.
Lt. Chris McIntire tells MLive.com that the main reason is the greater need in oth...
May 23rd, 2013 - State News
— A Michigan lawmaker wants to create a new state office with the goal of helping small businesses get started and thrive.
Democratic Rep. Collene Lamonte of Montague introduced a bill this week ...
May 22nd, 2013 - State News
Gov. Rick Snyder and leaders of the GOP majority in the Legislature have reached a budget agreement for next fiscal year that puts Michigan's unexpected surplus toward funding roads and K-12 educatio...
May 23rd, 2013 - National News
— The first of the funerals is scheduled today following the deadly tornado in Moore, Okla.
It will be for 9-year-old Antonia Candelaria, one of seven children who died at a destroyed elementary...
May 22nd, 2013 - National News
Rescue workers plan to keep searching today in an effort to make sure they haven't missed any Oklahoma tornado victims. Moore Fire chief Gary Bird says he is confident there are no more bodies or sur...
May 23rd, 2013 - International News
— The British government's emergency committee has met today after yesterday's attack by two men near London's military barracks.
An active duty British soldier was killed. One of the attackers ...
May 22nd, 2013 - International News
— Groups of youth have smashed shop windows, set cars ablaze and burnt down a cultural center as the riots that started in one Stockholm suburb after a fatal police shooting spread to other low-inc...
May 23rd, 2013 - Sports News
— Justin Verlander overcame a rocky start and rain delay to get his fifth win and Miguel Cabrera hit another homer as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 on Wednesday night, sweeping ...
May 22nd, 2013 - Sports News
— Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night to stop the Indians'...
Apr 30th, 2013 - Health News
— Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
The Food an...
Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.
The agency cleared J&J'...