LANSING, MI – The city of Warren, hard-hit by auto industry downsizing, will be the site of President Barack Obama's visit to Michigan next Tuesday.
The White House released the information Wednesday. No additional details were given.
Obama has not visited the state since he held campaign rallies in East Lansing and Grand Rapids last October. He plans to hold a town hall-style meeting to talk to Michigan families about their concerns and his policies during his first Michigan stop as president.
LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox wants the state to create an independent office to investigate Medicaid fraud.
Cox on Wednesday backed bills being drafted by Republican lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature. The bills would create an office with powers to oversee and audit Medicaid systems and records separate from the state's Department of Community Health.
Cox says that would lead to better enforcement and discovery of fraud, potentially saving the state more than $100 million a year.
LANSING, MI – John Astin has been a star since he brought the character of Gomez Addams to life on the 60's TV show "The Addams Family."
His lengthy resume has branched off from the stage and screen to the classroom in recent years. He's on the faculty at his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, helping shape the school's theater program.
Astin is in Lansing to perform in "Bluff" Wednesday night through July 26th at the BoarsHead Theatre.
LANSING, MI – The South Bend Silver Hawks beat the Lansing Lugnuts yesterday 5-3 at Oldsmobile Park. The Lugnuts next head out on the road for a three-game series at Quad Cities followed by a three-game set in Burlington. Tonight's game against the River Bandits starts at 8.