Apr 25th, 2013 - State News
— A House panel has approved legislation that would strip some welfare benefits for families whose children don't meet school attendance requirements.
Under the bill approved Wednesday, parents in the family independence program would not be eligible for benefits if a child under 16 years old is repeatedly absent from school.
The Department of Human Services put such a policy in place in October. This bill would write the policy into law to ensure it continues in future governors' administrations.
Republican Rep. Al Pscholka is the bill's sponsor. He says in a statement that parents would be allowed to re-enroll in the program if their child meets three straight weeks of school attendance.
The measure will now be taken up by the full House.
Dec 4th, 2013 - Local News
Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo is mourning the loss of 2 of their students. Anneka and Landon Vels were coming from their home along West G. Avenue when their vehicle hit a tree and burst in...
Dec 3rd, 2013 - Local News
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming is planning to create its own crime lab as part of an effort to get evidence analyzed more quickly.
The Wyoming City Council has approved ...
Dec 4th, 2013 - State News
— Icy roads and fog are creating hazardous driving conditions in parts of Michigan, prompting some schools to close or delay the start of classes.
The National Weather Service says a dense fog ad...
Dec 3rd, 2013 - State News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder will discuss ways to boost the agriculture industry during the annual meeting of the Michigan Farm Bureau.
Snyder and Farm Bureau President Wayne Wood ...
Dec 3rd, 2013 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law.
The justices did not comment Monday in l...
Dec 2nd, 2013 - National News
NEW YORK (AP) — Workers have now righted the locomotive of the New York City commuter train the derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60.
The NTSB says it is looking at whet...
Dec 4th, 2013 - International News
A judge says Detroit is eligible to fix its finances in bankruptcy court. The ruling Tuesday clears the way for the city to come up with a plan to shed $18 billion dollars in debt.
As a result Det...
Dec 4th, 2013 - International News
— U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are discussing efforts to forge a new model for relations between the major powers.
So far, they've made no public comments about ...
Dec 4th, 2013 - Sports News
— Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Miami Heat 107-97 on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions'...
Dec 3rd, 2013 - Sports News
— The Detroit Tigers have traded starting pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players.
The deal was announced Monday night. The Nationals sent infielder Steve Lombardozzi, l...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...