Detroit Free Press

Today about 24 percent of Michigan’s kids are impoverished compared to 19 percent in 2008. The Detroit Free Press says that comes as a surprise to some who believe the U.S. is pulling out of its economic recession.

If Governor Rick Snyders signs the bills into law, the legal blood alcohol level would be dropped from 0.10 percent to .08 percent—the current limit for driving. The bills would also make the third violation a felony charge.

The plan decreases the city’s debt by about 74 percent and allows the city to reinvest nearly $1.7 billion in public services and blight removal over the next ten years.

Michigan schools will be expected to conduct standardized tests online for the first time next spring.

That’s according to data from the Michigan School Accountability Scorecards, the system to keep tabs on schools under the federal No Child Left Behind act. See how Kalamazoo Schools fared here: