Another audit says Michigan has failed to protect vulnerable adults
Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is again taking heat for failing to protect vulnerable adults.
A state audit released Wednesday shows the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) has mismanaged its Adult Protective Services (APS) program since 2010. Among other things, it says DHS did not adequately train caseworkers and supervisors and failed to investigate complaints of abuse.
Proposals to build homes on Ann Arbor's north side are another indication that the area's real estate market is heating up. Toll Brothers is holding a community meeting Thursday night on plans to build 500 residences at Dhu Varren and Nixon.
Washtenaw County, City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and Eastern Michigan University launch the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance. Broad collaboration features increased police staff, expanded patrols and new community safety measures.
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Washtenaw County, the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and Eastern Michigan University are combining efforts in a partnership to maintain and enhance the safety and security of the residents of eastern Washtenaw County. The Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance (EWSA), a coalition of top area officials and law enforcement leaders spearheaded by State Rep. David Rutledge, D-Superior Township.
A Detroit organization that helps people in need has found a positive way to make use of illegally dumped tires in the city.
Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) is the manufacturer of Detroit Treads, sandals selling for $25 a pair that are made out of tire treads.
State superintendent predicts institutions will lose ability to charter schools
The top education official in Michigan says there's a good chance some institutions will lose their authority to create charter schools.
That statement comes a day after state Superintendent of Schools Mike Flanagan said he's ready to use his authority to revoke that ability from charter school authorizers. That's if they fail to meet new standards for transparency set by state education officials.
State Representative David Rutledge has formally introduced a collaborative effort to address public safety, an effort at least partially in response to a rash of crimes on Washtenaw County's east side, including the killing of Eastern Michigan University student athlete Demarius Reed,