The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday released a report based on four years worth of figures from 2011 to 2014. The report shows that participants in the state's five sobriety courts who used the interlock devices had a recidivism rate of just 1 percent within one year and two years of their conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and 2.8 percent within three years of their conviction. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

LANSING – Aramark Correctional Services, the prison food contractor that faced a barrage of complaints in its first year on the job, is now seeking a possible increase in its $145-million state contract, an official said Thursday. (Detroit Free Press)


A special state House committee has begun deliberations on how to find more than $1 billion for roads and transportation. That’s after voters overwhelmingly said “no” to the Legislature’s last plan on the May ballot.

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The public would not be able to obtain certain information about pipelines and other infrastructure under legislation in the state House. Supporters of House Bill 4540 say it’s an attempt to protect critical infrastructure from being attacked.

Dianne Carroll Burdick/Courtesy of Waterfront Film Festival

This year’s Waterfront Film Festival in South Haven has been canceled. But movie fans can still see Waterfront films at Artprize in Grand Rapids this September during a new Artprize event called Artprize On Screen. This is Waterfront’s second move since it started in Saugatuck more than 16 years ago.