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.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The Tampa Bay Rays got out of a seventh-inning jam for the second consecutive game after intentionally walking AL triple crown contender Miguel Cabrera with runners on first and second and two outs en route to a 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Grant Balfour, who ended the late threat in Monday's 3-2 win over the Tigers by striking out Brennan Boesch, this time retired the right fielder on a fly ball to preserve Tampa Bay's 5-4 lead.
The Ingham County Land Bank is allowing artists from across the state and Chicago to turn a former Lansing inn into graffiti art.
Artists will work on the old Deluxe Inn from July 30 through Aug. 8 as part the Graffiti Art Project. It is to become a public gallery while the artists work - before the dilapidated building eventually is torn down.
The purpose of the project is to bring awareness to graffiti as a modern art form.
The Land Bank purchased the inn last year and plans to redevelop the property.
A conservative legal group says it will appeal a federal judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit brought by an Eastern Michigan University student who says she was kicked out of a master's degree program because of her religious views against homosexuality.
Julea Ward says she was removed from Eastern's counseling program because she refused to counsel gay clients, saying she believed homosexuality was morally wrong.
She sued the Ypsilanti school last year, alleging a violation of her constitutional rights.
The Legislature has approved measures to require transportation planners to consider installing bike paths and sidewalk ramps when they design roads.
AUDIO: The "Complete Streets" design principles are geared to make roads friendlier for all pedestrians. State Representative Pam Byrnes says lots of advocates for people who face challenges getting around helped draft the legislation.