Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer maintains a strong lead; the head of the Detroit firefighters union is calling for the commissioner to be fired over bizarre new policy; and bad news for unemployed people hoping to get food assistance.
State police are investigating a Detroit officer-involved shooting; Kanye West takes a tour of greater downtown Detroit; and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whimter wants to raise the legal age to buy tobacco.
Skyrocketing rent in Midtown is pricing out Wayne State students; state to force dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries to close; and fast food workers are rallying for better wages and the right to organize a labor union.
Your Friday morning briefing: Voters widely support ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana; roadwork will resume following the standoff over a labor dispute; and a Nigerian immigrant can stay in Detroit – for now.
Your Thursday morning briefing: Dan Gilbert said to be negotiating the purchase of the Detroit Tigers; a Detroit charter school closed less than a month into the school year; and city council admonishes police for quietly getting into the towing business.
West Nile Virus claims two more victims in Michigan; the National Weather Service is investigating possible tornadoes in Wayne and Monroe counties Tuesday night; and a haunted house is planned for the vacant train station.
Ford pays $90 million for the long-abandoned train station; Democratic candidate for key seat is accused of embezzlement; and Bill Schuette says Senate should vote on the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assaults.