State News Archive

City to buy former 4D riverfront land

MIDLAND — The City of Midland will use a federal grant to purchase and demolish flood-prone properties that previously housed the concrete brick manufacturing operation called 4D. The land, at 301, 416 and 426 River Street, is located on both sides of Poseyville Road just south of the Tittabawassee River. It has flooded nine times […]

Jennings recalls best game

Jennings recalls best game

Pistons’ Jennings: 55 points topped his 20-20 night For Brandon Jennings, there’s no comparison. After his superlative 24 points and a career-high 21 assists in Wednesday night’s 128-118 victory over the Orlando Magic, the Detroit Pistons point guard was asked whether it was the best performance of his six NBA seasons. He quickly reminded reporters […]

State superintendent endorses roads proposal

LANSING — State Superintendent Mike Flanagan today endorsed the May 5 statewide ballot proposal that would increase Michigan’s sales tax to provide additional millions for roads, schools, mass transit and local governments. “I am actively promoting its passage,” Flanagan told hundreds of local superintendents attending the Michigan Association of School Administrators midwinter conference. “I hope all […]

Kiper predicts MSU, U-M draft status

Kiper predicts MSU, U-M draft status

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. examines 2015, ‘16 NFL draft stock for Wolverine and Spartans’ players TRAVERSE CITY — ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. looks at the Michigan and Michigan State rosters and sees several high first-round draft picks. Next year. Kiper said U-M receiver/tight end Devin Funchess could be the highest-selected Wolverine or Spartan […]

Michigan senators propose Keystone bill changes

WASHINGTON – Michigan’s U.S. senators introduced two amendments to pending legislation intended to authorize the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, though it was a long shot that either proposal would be passed in the Republican-dominated chamber. The Senate is currently considering the legislation, which President Barack Obama’s administration has already signaled he could veto despite support […]