The amount of trash sent to Michigan from other states and Canada continues to decline.
Michigan officials said Friday that the amount of imported waste fell 24% in the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30. The amount of waste sent to landfills by Michigan businesses and residents fell 13%.
Trash disposal likely has declined overall because of the poor economy and increased recycling. An agreement with Canada to lower trash imports also plays a role.
The Democratic majority in the state House will be down by one for most of this year. Governor Granholm has called a November special election to fill the vacancy created by the death of Jackson-area state Representative Mike Simpson.
East Lansing, MI – Students at Michigan State University are working with the American Red Cross to provide relief for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, and to give emotional support to their relatives here.
DETROIT – Drew Miller had a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night.
Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg also scored, and Valtteri Filppula had two assists for the Red Wings. Tom Kostopoulos scored for Carolina, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Cam Ward stopped 32 shots.
LANSING, MI – The state of Michigan and a labor union for corrections staff have reached a tentative agreement on contract concessions that the union says gets about $8.2 million in savings from workers.
The state on Thursday announced the deal with the Michigan Corrections Organization. The tentative agreement is subject to ratification by union members. The deal would extend the contract one year until Dec. 31, 2011.