Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — A newspaper investigation says Michigan has 3,000 civilian officers that operate with no state oversight. The Detroit Free Press reports that the state hasn’t created training requirements for the reserve officers, has no standards for screening their qualifications and doesn’t have a process for monitoring their conduct. The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards says its unsure when regulations will be put in place.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents who use medical marijuana now have online tools available to register and get needed certification from their doctor. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says effective immediately, patients without a caregiver can use the Internet to apply for medical marijuana registry identification cards. They also can check the status of their application through a secure online account.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — About two dozen endangered frogs bred at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak have been released into the wild. The Detroit Zoological Society says 25 dusky gopher frogs were moved this month to the Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area in southern Mississippi. The frogs were bred at the zoo’s National Amphibian Conservation Center. The Zoological Society says the frogs once were abundant throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, but now nearly are extinct.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan “deserves better” from the next governor _ improved schools, smoother roads, healthier drinking water _ and her legislative vote to expand health coverage to low-income adults is proof that she can fix long-unaddressed problems. For Republican Bill Schuette, it is about people’s paychecks _ growing them, the economy and the population with what the state attorney general calls long-overdue income tax cut. The race for governor will be decided Nov. 6.