Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has handed a victory to a company seeking to build a tunnel that would house a Great Lakes oil pipeline. Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims ruled Thursday that the state Legislature did not violate the Michigan Constitution by voting last year to approve a deal between former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Enbridge Inc. Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel contends the law was unconstitutional because it went beyond what its title reflected.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A black man who says he was fired by a Michigan brewery for complaining of a racist corporate culture has settled a lawsuit against the company. Tracy Evans sued Founders Brewing Co. a year ago. The settlement was announced Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Brewery founders Mikes Stevens and Dave Engbers said the agreement followed “self-discovery” and discussions with Evans. Evans says he believes the brewery now has a mission that values people for who they are.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal and state officials say a joint task force in Ohio has seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl large enough to kill the state’s population “many times over.” The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the drugs confiscated last week included over 20 kilograms, or more than 40 pounds, of suspected fentanyl, firearms and more than $30,000 in cash. Authorities say three Dayton area men face charges including possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl.
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley says the three Detroit automakers are in “different conditions” in terms of labor forces, hinting that the company may seek changes to union contract deals reached with his competitors. The United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract agreement covering Ford’s 55,000 factory workers on Wednesday night, and General Motors’ 49,000 workers ratified their deal last week.