LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan cities are getting behind legislation to create local stock exchanges. The bill sponsored by Republican Representative Nancy Jenkins of Clayton is designed to complement a "crowdfunding" law Governor Rick Snyder signed in January. Crowdfunding websites let people raise money from donors for projects.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Four suburban Detroit communities are considering a $200,000 study to determine if their fire departments should consolidate. The merger of departments in Sterling Heights, Mount Clemens and Macomb County's Clinton and Harrison townships could be one of the biggest in the state. The consolidated departments would serve more than 250,000 residents.
DETROIT (AP) - Actress Mariska Hargitay (muh-RIHSH'-kuh HAR'-gih-tay) plans to join Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy today to discuss legislation that would speed up sexual assault kit testing. Hargitay stars on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She's the founder and president of the Joyful Heart Foundation. The foundation works to eliminate the backlog of testing for sexual assault kits.
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Students gathered this weekend to share memories of a Grand Rapids-area hockey player who was found dead on the day of a playoff game. Grandville High School co-captain Ryan Fischer died Friday of an enlarged heart. Grandville High student Sam Daniels says Fischer "was good at making people feel like they belonged."
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