UNDATED – A Detroit Shock official says the WNBA team is moving to Tulsa, Okla.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because he was not authorized to make the announcement.
Detroit made its debut in the league in 1998 and won titles in 2008, 2006 and 2003. The Shock lost last month to the Indiana Fever in the Eastern Conference finals after rallying to earn a playoff spot.
LANSING, MI – Several hundred doctors rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday against a tax on physicians. A proposed 3% tax on doctors' earnings would draw down three times as much in federal funds for Medicaid.
Doctor Cheryl Gibson Fountain treats Medicaid patients in Detroit. She says many Medicaid doctors don't believe they'll see big boosts in their rates. And she says the tax will discourage doctors from locating in Michigan.
LANSING, MI – Ingham County health officials say they're "very discouraged" by a recent poll that indicates few people may get vaccinated against the swine flu. On Monday a survey of 600 Michigan voters by Lansing polling firm EPIC/MRA showed only 30% have received or plan to get the H1N1 vaccine. Marcus Cheatham is a spokesman for the Ingham County Health Department. He says parents don't understand that H1N1 poses a greater threat to children than the seasonal flu.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing School District says H1N1 flu vaccinations for students will begin Monday, November 2. The Ingham County Health Department will conduct several clinics throughout the district through November 12. Lansing School District spokesperson Steve Serkaian says parents of younger children in particular need to be involved:
LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is expected to sign the K-12 school budget Monday or Tuesday. That will allow the quarterly school aid payments to go out on time, but the debate over school funding is far from over.
Michigan has has been without a school budget since the state's new fiscal year started October first. That's already delayed payments of federal funds for special education and school lunches.