Battle Creek Public Schools has set locations for parent sessions to discuss the possible closure of elementary schools. Three meetings have been scheduled for next week. (Battle Creek)

LANSING, MI -- Personal income in Michigan rose 4 percent in 2014, but Michiganders still lag behind those in other states on income per capita. That's according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, which released its report on personal income by state this week. (MLive)

Massive State Department Merger Will go Forward

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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers will not try to block Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to combine two of the state’s largest agencies. The Legislature begins its two-week spring break this week. 


Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's office has delivered the state's defense of its same-sex marriage ban to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court will hear arguments in the case next month.

Joe Heywood

Few authors are as prolific as Joseph Heywood, who will soon have 20 books on the shelf with his name on the spine. The tenth volume of his popular "Woods Cop" mystery series is coming soon, but his newest work, a collection of short stories called Harder Ground, was published by Lyons Press in March 2015.