Central High School in Kalamazoo will spend the next few days competing for a commencement speech from President Obama. Six high schools across the country are in the final stages before the president decides which school will win.
AUDIO: The field of six will be cut in half by the end of the week after a public vote determines which schools presented the best package to win a commencement speech by the president.
A former state budget director likely will be appointed Ingham County's Controller-Administrator this week.
Mary Lannoye would replace Matthew Myers, who retired to move closer to family earlier this month. Her selection goes before the county Board of Commissioners tomorrow night. She would begin work on June 1st.
Lannoye says she doesn't want to make specific points about the county's budget before her appointment is official.
Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson is joining the crowded Republican field for secretary of state.
The 55-year-old from Holly also was a state representative from 1999-2004. And businessman Dick DeVos picked Johnson to be his running mate in his unsuccessful 2006 run against Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
GOP activists will nominate their favorite in August.
The state Department of Community Health says cigar bars can allow smoking, and serve food and drinks without running afoul of Michigan's smoking ban. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the law takes effect May 1.
AUDIO: The department issued an advisory to local health agencies that are under contract with the state to enforce bar and restaurant regulations.
LANSING, MI – The New Lansing City Market is holding its official grand opening this weekend. The market has been open to the public for months, but officials wanted to wait for warmer weather and wanted to give vendors time to settle in to the new space.
LANSING, MI – The New Lansing City Market is holding its official grand opening this weekend. The market has been open to the public for months. Officials wanted to wait for warmer weather and wanted to give vendors time to settle in to the new space.
ANAHEIM, CA – Justin Verlander labored through five innings for his first win in four starts since signing a long-term contract, and the Detroit Tigers' bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Carlos Guillen drove in two runs to help the Tigers salvage a split of the four-game series. But the three-time All-Star left in the fifth with a strained left hamstring after he tried to score from second on Scott Sizemore's single.