Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — James Harvey, a former Saginaw mayor, congressman and federal judge, has died. He was 97 years old. The U.S. District Court in Detroit says Harvey died Saturday in Naples, Florida. His first name was Warren, but he was known as James. Harvey was a federal judge in eastern Michigan from 1974 to 1992. He handled many high-profile cases, including the sentencing of reputed mob boss Anthony Giacalone in 1979.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at another member of the “squad” of Democratic Congresswomen of color as he addresses Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit in Washington, D.C. Trump is criticizing Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan at the conservative youth gathering, saying, “There’s no way she stands for the values of the people of Michigan.”
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmental groups in the Great Lakes region want the 2020 presidential candidates to talk more about clean-water issues. Groups led by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition released a five-part platform Tuesday that they will ask the candidates to support. It seeks more funding for a Great Lakes cleanup program and improvements to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, along with efforts to stop invasive species and harmful algae blooms.
DETROIT (AP) — Crews are continuing to make progress on restoring electricity after severe storms over two days knocked out power to over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses. DTE Energy says about 80,000 customers still lacked power midday Tuesday after a weekend of storms that came amid dangerously hot weather. DTE expects power to be fully restored by the end of Wednesday. Consumers Energy says it’s on track to have all of its affected customers back with power by the end of the day Tuesday.