Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST
SENEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have closed a highway because of a large multi-vehicle crash and whiteout conditions. Michigan State Police said Sunday afternoon that M-28 in the central UP would be closed until further notice. Police didn’t immediately release details about the crash, but WLUC-TV, citing state police and the Michigan Department of Transportation, reported it was a 13-car pileup.
DETROIT (AP) — Poet and activist Gloria House has been selected as the 2019 Kresge Eminent Artist for her achievement in the arts and contribution to the growth and vibrancy of Detroit’s cultural environment. Kresge Arts in Detroit says the award comes with a $50,000 prize. House has published four poetry collections. She’s taught French language at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. House also was a professor of African American literature, American culture, and research methods at Wayne State University.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An Associated Press analysis of energy sector rules targeted for repeal or relaxation under President Trump has found how the actions would boost businesses and harm society. The Associated Press analyzed 11 major rules. Using the Trump administration’s own estimates, the AP found the industry windfalls will come at a steep cost: more premature deaths and illnesses from air pollution, a jump in climate-warming emissions and more severe derailments of trains carrying explosive fuels.
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a federal complaint alleging that a southwestern school district maintains a racially hostile environment. The ACLU filed the discrimination complaint Monday with the U.S. Department of Education against Paw Paw Public Schools. An ACLU attorney says a public records request found that there were numerous instances of discrimination against racial, religious and ethnic groups at the district. The district has denied the allegations.