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Black women seeing guns as protection from rising crime

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — Experts in the firearms industry as well as gun-rights advocates say more and more Black women are considering gun ownership for personal protection. Fear of crime, especially as shootings and murders have risen in cities big and small, is one driver of the trend. But a new motivator is the display of public anger in the last 15 months beginning with confrontations in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis under the knee of a police officer. Worries about anger over COVID-related restrictions and about outrage over the outcome of the presidential 2020 election, driven by lies, are contributors, too.


Judge blocks Western Michigan’s vaccine mandate for athletes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge has blocked Western Michigan University from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement against four female soccer players who sued, ruling they are likely to prevail on claims it violates their religious rights. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney in Grand Rapids issued the temporary restraining order Tuesday, the school’s deadline for athletes to get an initial shot or be unable to compete. In a separate case, he denied a request to block Michigan State University’s broader vaccine mandate for students and employees. An employee who had COVID-19 last year said she should not have to be vaccinated.


Body of Detroit-area man recovered from Lake Erie

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Detroit-area man who disappeared in Lake Erie over the weekend. The man was identified as 59-year-old Ghaleb Assaf of Dearborn Heights. Assaf entered the water from a boat, less than a mile from shore at Sterling State Park, but didn’t resurface. The search was led by the Monroe County sheriff’s office.


Conviction to be dropped in Michigan fire that killed 5 kids

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities are dropping a murder conviction against a man who is serving a life sentence for a fire that killed five children in suburban Detroit in 2000. The Oakland County prosecutor announced the development Tuesday. Karen McDonald says the case against Juwan Deering was spoiled by the failure to share evidence that would have helped his defense. McDonald says Deering didn’t get a fair trial. Deering was convicted in 2006 of murder in the deaths in the house fire in Royal Oak Township. Authorities at the time said the fire was revenge for drug debts, though Deering repeatedly declared his innocence. His attorney says Deering now feels a “deep vindication.”


Family vows to win freedom of US journalist held in Myanmar

DETROIT (AP) — The parents and brother of an American journalist who has been detained in Myanmar for 100 days are vowing to never stop working to secure his release. Danny Fenster is managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, an independent online news outlet based in Yangon, which is the Southeast Asian nation’s largest city. He was detained May 24. Military officials says limits on journalism are needed to prevent violence and disorder. The junta has detained dozens of journalists since it took power in February. Fenster’s father, Buddy, who lives in suburban Detroit, said Tuesday that they won’t stop until he is home.


‘Forever chemicals’ found in groundwater near military bases

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An environmental group says groundwater around at least six military installations in the Great Lakes region is contaminated with high levels of PFAS chemicals. The Environmental Working Group says Pentagon records show the compounds have been discovered in water around bases in Michigan, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It says at least 385 military installations nationwide are polluted with PFAS, mostly from firefighting foam used widely in training exercises. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment. The Department of Defense says it will take years to clean up the contamination at its bases.


Michigan standardized testing show pandemic setbacks

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Michigan standardized test results released Tuesday showed gaps in students’ learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, with state education officials noting lower than usual participation rates. Children in third to eighth grade and 11th grade take the M-STEP test, but were exempt from testing in the 2019-20 school year. All grades saw a decline in the percentage of students testing proficient or better in math from 2019 to 2021. Sixth-graders saw the biggest drop at 6.5% less students testing proficient or better in math. A similar decline was seen in social studies. Students in third through seventh grades saw a decline in English language arts scores. Eighth and 11th grade saw improvements.


Man killed in prison was serving sentences from UP county

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — More details are emerging about the man killed by other inmates at a western Michigan prison. Joshua Stead had been locked up since 2017 for convictions in Chippewa County in the Upper Peninsula. The 40-year-old Stead was killed Saturday when two men at the Brooks prison attacked him with a weapon and walked out of his cell moments later. The Corrections Department says state police are investigating. In 2017, Stead pleaded no contest to assault and fleeing from a police officer. Records show he had previous convictions in Genesee, Antrim and Grand Traverse counties.


Athletes, worker sue over vaccine rules at Michigan colleges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Four female soccer players at Western Michigan University are challenging the school’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for athletes Monday, saying it violates their Christian beliefs. The lawsuit filed Monday comes days after a Michigan State University employee sued over its broader mandate that applies to all students, faculty and staff. The players say Western Michigan required them to get a shot by Tuesday or be removed from the team. They were denied religious exemptions. The Michigan State worker says she has natural immunity because she had COVID-19. Her complaint seeks class-action status for other school employees previously infected with the coronavirus.


GOP launches ballot drive to tighten Michigan voting laws

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans are launching a ballot drive to tighten Michigan’s voting and election laws, backing a maneuver that would let GOP lawmakers enact the changes without Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature. Monday’s step, which had been signaled for months, was welcomed by Republicans and decried by Democrats and voting-rights advocates. It came after the Democratic governor vowed to veto similar bills pending in the GOP-controlled Legislature. Secure MI Vote will need to collect roughly 340,000 valid voter signatures within six months of starting to circulate petitions. The initiative would require voters to submit photo identification and add an ID component to absentee ballot applications.


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