Around Michigan

The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Public Domain

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at a misdemeanor conviction that raises key questions about free speech.

Keith Wood was distributing pamphlets in 2015 outside the Mecosta County courthouse in Big Rapids. He told people they could choose their conscience over the law if they were picked to serve on a jury.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A Democratic Michigan lawmaker has removed a sign proclaiming her office to be “gun-free” after the House speaker wrote to her to do so.

Cars on freeway

A lawsuit contends that some changes made to Michigan’s auto insurance law are unconstitutional.

Fiat Chrysler
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles / Facebook

Fiat Chrysler has agreed to pay $40 million to settle a complaint by securities regulators that it misled investors by overstating monthly sales numbers.

s_falkow / flickr creative commons

Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday.

Temple Jacob, synagogue, Hancock, Upper Peninsula
Facebook page of Temple Jacob

Officials say graffiti that included Nazi symbols was found spray painted on a synagogue in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence scored a first when he took a motorcade to a speech on Michigan's picturesque Mackinac Island, drawing some criticism on social media.

Jeep Wrangler
Pixabay Creative Commons

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of steering problems in about 270,000 SUVs made by Fiat Chrysler.

University of Michigan Sign
Ken Lund / flickr creative commons

The University of Michigan's Board of Regents had approved a five-year project to build a new $920 million hospital for adults.

Michigan Capitol Building
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's 48,000 state government workers have been notified of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1.