A decision from a federal judge to limit the scope of a controversial immigration law in Arizona has raised questions about the future of a similar bill in Michigan. A Republican proposal in the state House would require officials to check the immigration status of anyone whom they believe could be an illegal immigrant.
Maximo Anguiano is with Gamaliel, an advocacy organization. He says many Michigan law enforcement officials don't want the bill.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is demanding a criminal investigation into an oil spill that dumped a million gallons into a waterway leading to Lake Michigan.
Daley made the demand Thursday of Michigan's attorney general, arguing "oil is worse than Asian carp."
The carp remark was a reference to the filing of several lawsuits by Michigan seeking to close the O'Brien and Chicago locks. Michigan officials claim closing the locks will prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes and decimating the fishing industry.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it hasn't seen or detected oil from a spill in southern Michigan at a key point in the river near a Superfund site upstream of Kalamazoo.
A state official reported seeing oil past a dam at Morrow Lake following a flyover Wednesday of the Kalamazoo River area, and the state on Thursday released photos it says shows a sheen of oil on the lake.
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says the federal government and the Canadian owners of a pipeline need to step up their efforts to contain an oil spill in west Michigan. The spill has already spread into the Kalamazoo River, and the governor says it has the potential to reach Lake Michigan.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has built a formidable war chest and a long list of endorsements in his campaign for governor. But his critics and adversaries continue to try to sink his effort to win the Republican nomination. He's been unable shake old scandals and suspicions.
Michigan's primary election is next Tuesday, and this time around there's a new force in state politics that could be an influence on the outcome. Melissa Ingells recently spoke to Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics, about the impact Michigan's Tea Party movement might have on the primaries.