State News Archive

Autistic man sentenced for sexual misconduct

By Ted Yoakum Dowagiac Daily News   (MCT) — As he was being escorted from the courtroom by bailiffs to begin serving the jail sentence he was given moments earlier, Tanis Demler struggled to keep his composure, taking a final glance at his loved ones who lined the three pews behind him. His family made no such […]

The Monarchs have landed

Monarchs should be in your yard by now — the overwintering population of butterflies left Mexico in late March. Along the migration route, the adults feed on nectar and look for milkweed leaves to lay eggs for succeeding generations. “Upon arrival, Mama Monarch looks for milkweed,” says Helen Hamilton, retired biology teacher and author of […]

Tea party backers dominate Oakland County GOP convention

LANSING — Michigan Republicans held county conventions across the state Thursday, some of which featured a battle for delegates that will be crucial in deciding an attempted tea party challenge to Gov. Rick Snyder’s running mate, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. One of the most contentious meetings was in Oakland County, where tea party activist Matt […]