A state elections board will decide Monday whether a group calling itself the "Tea Party" deserves a spot on the November ballot. Elections officials say the group appears to have gathered enough petition signatures to qualify. But, as Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta tells us, there may be other challenges from people who say this is a fake Tea Party.
The state Department of Natural Resources and Environment has said "no" to the city of Holland's request to build a new coal-fired power plant. Environmental regulators relied on a report by the Michigan Public Service Commission that says city-owned Holland Board of Public Works failed to demonstrate it needed a new plant. The state says the Holland area can meet its energy needs by purchasing electricity from other sources.
EAST LANSING, MI – In the warm days of late summer, one's attention span for a 600-page novel might not be the greatest, so book reviewer Lev Raphael recently brought in two short but intense thrillers to add to your reading list.
The two books are A Jew Must Die and The Vampire of Ropraz by Swiss writer Jacques Chessex, and translated by Donald Wilson. Our book reviewer is Lev Raphael, and his most recent book is the memoir, My Germany.
NEW YORK – Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking double and a two-run homer in New York's nine-run sixth inning, sending Phil Hughes and the Yankees to an 11-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Austin Kearns added a two-run double and Derek Jeter had a two-run triple as New York's offense broke loose for the second consecutive day. The offense was still missing Alex Rodriguez and Lance Berkman because of injuries.
Legislation headed for the Michigan House seeks to ban marijuana clubs that have opened since voters approved use of the drug for medical purposes in 2008.
Republican Rep. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says Thursday he is introducing legislation to ban the clubs because marijuana users shouldn't be encouraged to drive. Jones says it's a safety risk, and people authorized to use marijuana should do so at home.