Michigan's unemployment rate went unchanged from February to March as it remained at 14.1%.
AUDIO: Michigan's jobless rate is still well above the national average of 9.7%. But the state Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth says job losses have stabilized in recent months, especially in manufacturing, construction and retail.
Lansing fire fighters have tentatively agreed to a deal that would save the city $1.5-million.
AUDIO: Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 421 will vote on the agreement by the end of next week. If approved, it would help the city address an expected deficit of $12-million in the coming fiscal year.
The city council would also have to approve the contract.
The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday regarding a challenge to Michigan's system for providing lawyers to criminal defendants who can't afford an attorney. The American Civil Liberties Union says Michigan is violating the constitution by failing to ensure every defendant gets a good lawyer.
DETROIT – Carlos Guillen's two-run double capped a six-run rally in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers pulled off another big comeback, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Tuesday.
Jose Guillen hit his fourth home run in three games as the Royals took a 5-0 lead against Dontrelle Willis and the Detroit bullpen. But just like Sunday, when the Tigers fell behind 5-0 to Cleveland, they recovered to win.
The Tigers hadn't gotten a runner past first in the first six innings against Kansas City, then rallied against four pitchers.
Lansing, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR) - The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case brought by Lansing public school teachers against the city school board. At issue is whether the teachers had grounds to sue the district in the first place.
Several Lansing teachers who claimed they were assaulted by students sued the school board when it chose to suspend rather than expel the students. State law requires expulsion in specific cases.
House GOP Leader Kevin Elsenheimer has decided against running for U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak's seat in Michigan's 1st District.
Elsenheimer spokesman Bill Nowling told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Kewadin Republican has decided that "it's probably not the right move for him."
Stupak announced Friday that he wouldn't run for re-election after 18 years. Republicans hope to pick up the seat, and three GOP candidates and one Democrat already are in the race to represent the sprawling northern Michigan district.