Republicans and Tea Party activists in Michigan say they fear a petition drive is an effort to hijack the movement. A group filed nearly 60,000 signatures this week seeking to a put a Tea Party on the November ballot.
Divorces with no lawyers will be the subject of a three-year test in a pair of mid-Michigan counties.
The Michigan Supreme Court says the goal is to see how an informal docket works in certain domestic relations cases in Gratiot and Clinton counties.
In an order released yesterday, the court says parties will meet with a judge in a conference-style setting. A judge will look at what's been recommended for child custody, parenting time and child support.
Gardeners and farmers are being urged to use pesticides to protect plants from late blight, a fungal disease which can decimate entire crops. It's been found in southwest Michigan this year and experts want to keep it from spreading. Chris Long is with Michigan State University. He says the disease can infect a number of plants, including potatoes and tomatoes. He says gardeners should act now to keep it from spreading.