East Lansing, MI – A plan to consolidate one of the more public functions of state government has some civic officials concerned. Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land is proposing to close branch offices in downtown Lansing and East Lansing. Land says consolidating those services into a single "super center" would allow for better customer service and save money.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State and Notre Dame skated to a 1-1 tie on Thursday evening at Munn Ice Arena, but the Irish earned the extra point in the standings as they won the shootout in four rounds, 2-1. Derek Grant had the lone goal for the spartans, who will face the Irish again on Sunday in a mantinee effort in Fort Wayne, IN.
East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Ashley Barlow scored 18 points and hit a tiebreaking free throw with 10 seconds left, lifting No. 5 Notre Dame to a 68-67 victory over No. 21 Michigan State on Thursday night.
The Spartans had a chance to win after Barlow's late foul shot for the Fighting Irish (2-0), but Aisha Jefferson missed a jumper with 4 seconds to go.
Allyssa DeHaan led Michigan State (1-2) with 20 points.
Lansing, MI – High school students rallied at the state Capitol again Wednesday, carrying signs that read "We are Michigan's future" and "Michigan schools are too big to fail." They want legislators to restore funding for education.
Lawmakers are on an informal break for deer-hunting season, but that didn't stop students from Grand Ledge, Lansing, East Lansing and Waverly from gathering at the Capitol to protest huge cuts in funding for their schools.
Lansing, MI – Environmental groups are joining utility ratepayers in a statewide petition to block Consumers Energy from building a proposed $2 billion coal-fired power plant.
Consumers Energy wants to build an 800-megawatt plant to augment its existing facility near Bay City. The company says the facility will control carbon dioxide emissions by burning low-sulfur grade coal at higher temperatures than conventional power plants.
DETROIT – The state's emergency financial manager for the Detroit school district says he's seeking a court order to force a school board member to testify about his role in a $1.5 billion construction bond issue.
Robert Bobb said Thursday the Detroit Public Schools will ask a judge Monday to require Anthony Adams and three others to testify in the probe.
Adams is a former deputy Detroit mayor and served as a top lawyer for the school district during the time of the questioned transactions.