DETROIT – UNDATED (AP) - It's an off day for the Detroit Red Wings and the Pistons. The Red Wings play at home tomorrow night against the Boston Bruins, while the Pistons will be hosting the Orlando Magic.
KALAMAZOO, MI – On Tuesday, Kalamazoo voters will decide whether to keep a city ordinance protecting gay, lesbian, and transgendered people. It prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, or public accommodations. It's being challenged by a group that says gay activists are seeking special rights.
LANSING, MI – Officials with the state Department of Community Health say 16 people in Michigan have died from the H1N1 flu virussince the outbreak began two months ago. Health officials say most of those who died also suffered from underlying health conditions.
Nearly 60,000 cases of flu-like illness have been reported. Close to 400 people have been hospitalized.
East Lansing, MI – Administrators at Michigan State University are proposing sweeping cuts and consolidations, in anticipation of reductions in state funding.
A plan presented to MSU Trustees Friday would see cuts and mergers campus-wide. They include a reduction of Agriculture departments from 13 to 6. Geological studies and veterinary technician programs are among others on the chopping block.
Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm signed the last of the bills Friday that make up the new state budget. The governor made 75 line item vetoes, but could not restore money for cuts she opposed that were forced on her by the Legislature.