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.
ALLEN PARK, MI – Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh has been drafted No. 2 overall by the Detroit Lions.
The Heisman Trophy finalist becomes the first defensive tackle to be drafted among the top two picks in the NFL draft since Oakland took Darrell Russell in 1997.
The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Suh was the first defensive player to win The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year award since its inception in 1998. He had 4 1/2 sacks against Texas in the Big 12 title game and finished with 12 sacks for the season.