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Whichever way a federal lawsuit filed by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians against the State of Michigan pans out, it's likely to take a very long time for the dust to settle.
The lawsuit, which centers on a centuries-old treaty between the state and the tribe, alleges the state is inconsistent with meeting its side of the agreement with the tribe establishing its reservation boundaries and the ability to govern its members.
A new court decision will keep the public's eyes from records of an auto insurance fund.
The Michigan appeals court says the state Catastrophic Claims Association is a public body, but lawmakers legally carved out an exemption from public records disclosure.
The insurance fund was created to reimburse insurers for catastrophic claims that exceed $545,000. Owners pay $160 per vehicle per year on top of regular insurance.
An appeals court has ruled against the state of Michigan in a dispute over cutting off public aid to some people accused of crimes.
In 2015, a federal judge in Ann Arbor said the state can't stop food aid and other benefits unless someone is intentionally fleeing and
For the full article, see "Appeals court: Michigan can't stop welfare aid for crime suspects", Detroit Free Press, August 26, 2016.
The Michigan State Police will graduate its most diverse trooper school in decades today, including its first black female recruit since 2004.
Of the 47 recruits expected to graduate, 10 are black and four others are visible minorities, officials said. That means the percentage of nonwhite graduates is about 32% — considerably higher than any MSP trooper school since a federal consent decree that required more minority hiring was lifted in 1993.
Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women.
The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
SAMPLE PROCLAMATION FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
WHEREAS, on August 26, 1920, American women were granted the right to vote when the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution became certified; and,
WHEREAS, this amendment was a vital turning point in history for the generations of women who held silent vigils, lobbied, lectured and marched to demand that our nation live up to its founding principle of equality for all; and,
On August 26, 1992, Tom Monaghan sold the Detroit Tigers to fellow pizza magnate Mike Ilitch for $85 million. Under Ilitch's ownership, the team moved to its new home, Comerica Park, in 2000, hosted the Major League Baseball All Star Game in 2005 and played in the World Series in 2006.