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Science Jan 12Recovered Midwestern bird soars off endangered species list
Federal officials said Tuesday that 35 years of legal protection and habitat restoration efforts had brought the tern back from the brink of extinction.
Economy Jan 12Enbridge rejects Michigan’s demand to shut down oil pipeline
The governor said the company had violated the terms and put Lake Michigan and Lake Huron at risk. In a letter Tuesday, company officials said the issues that Whitmer raised have been fixed and the pipeline meets the easement requirements.
Nation Dec 21Congress approves 5-year extension of Great Lakes cleanup program
A program that has pumped $2.7 billion into healing long-term injuries to the Great Lakes environment has received authorization from Congress to continue another five years.
Politics Dec 176 men indicted in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
A federal grand jury has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in what investigators say was a plot by anti-government extremists who were angry over her coronavirus policies.
Health Dec 07Flint officials say progress made toward ending water crisis
Flint has taken important steps toward resolving the lead contamination crisis that made the impoverished Michigan city a symbol of the drinking water problems that plague many U.S. communities, officials said Monday.
Politics Nov 24Enbridge sues Michigan over oil pipeline shutdown order
The Canadian company filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who demanded earlier this month that Line 5 be closed within 180 days.
Nation Nov 13Michigan governor seeks shutdown of Great Lakes oil pipeline
"Enbridge has routinely refused to take action to protect our Great Lakes and the millions of Americans who depend on them for clean drinking water and good jobs," the Democratic governor said in a statement.
Politics Nov 03FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to ‘stay home’
The calls, which feature a computerized female voice, began over the summer and increased dramatically last month.
Science Oct 29Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of U.S.
Gray wolves have recovered from near extinction in parts of the country but remain absent from much of their historical range. Biologists who reviewed the administration's plan to strip protection from wolves say it lacked scientific justification.
Nation Oct 24‘All talk, no action’ defense likely in Michigan kidnap case
When members of a Michigan paramilitary group were accused a decade ago of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government, their defense was based largely on one claim: We were all talk, no action.