Detroit, MI – The three Democrats seeking their party's nomination for governor appeared at a forum in Detroit Sunday. It was an opportunity for about 80 people who bought tickets to a Democratic fundraiser to get a closer look at the candidates.
Michigan Democrats have chosen Wayne State University election law professor Jocelyn Benson to be the party's nominee for secretary of state on the November ballot. A special convention also tapped Genessee County Prosecutor David Leyton to be the nominee for attorney general.
The high school class of 2011 will be the first group of students to graduate under Michigan's new curriculum signed into law four years ago. Governor Granholm used her weekly radio address to discuss the importance of the more challenging new standards.
Michigan Democrats will gather in Detroit this weekend for a special convention to select the party's candidates for attorney general and secretary of state. 15 thousand Democrats from across the state are expected to participate.
East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University has broken ground on a new plant science expansion project. The 80,000 square foot facility will build onto the university's research into nutrition and plant development.
MSU President Lou Anna Simon says the project is an affirmation of the university's investment in an industry that's key to the state's economic future.
Jackson-based Alro Steel will pay a $120,000 fine for failing to disclose information about hazardous chemicals at four of its facilities, including one in Lansing.
Federal law requires companies give state and local authorities an inventory of its hazardous chemicals. Environmental Protection Agency officials say in case of a fire or other emergency, responders need to know about chemicals for public safety purposes. Alro's Lansing location is at 1800 West Willow Street.
Authorities say 11 college students are looking for new quarters after a fire destroyed their East Lansing house Friday morning. Fire officials say all residents at 318 Elm Place escaped safely. They initially estimated damage at $500,000 and call it a total loss. Michigan State University is working to find alternative housing for those displaced.
Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.