DETROIT – General Motors says its sales sputtered in September, a sign that Americans are nervous about taking on debt to buy big-ticket items.
Sales for the biggest U.S. automaker fell about 6% from August but were up 10.5% over September of last year. However, it was easy for sales to improve from last September. That's because that month was hurt by low demand following the government's Cash for Clunkers program.
ANN ARBOR, MI – The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor details in a personal protection order request the frequency of alleged harassment by an assistant state prosecutor.
Chris Armstrong states in the petition filed Sept. 13 in Washtenaw County Trial Court that 30-year-old Andrew Shirvell has followed him across the school's campus and through the city of Ann Arbor since April.
EAST LANSING, MI – An assistant state attorney general who has engaged in a controversial crusade against the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president has taken a leave of absence. Andrew Shirvell stepped down from his government job after he was officially barred from campus by the university.
Lansing, MI – A group of Michigan State University students staged a protest Friday at the Lansing office of Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III over his decision not to file charges in a sexual assault case on campus.
The accused in the case are two MSU basketball players. The two men reportedly committed the alleged crime in August in Wonders Hall on campus.
LANSING, MI – Lawmakers have completed work on the state budget, before the October first deadline.
Budget negotiations this year were missing most of the heated arguments and public rancor see at the Capitol in recent years. But even though things went more smoothly this year, Republican state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says tensions were still high at times between the Senate and House.