LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials say 32 new charter schools plan to open this fall in Michigan. Many of the schools will be in urban areas where charter schools already are prominent, such as Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint. Michigan Association of Public School Academies President Dan Quisenberry says the new schools meet "very specific educational needs."
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers have questions about a proposed Canadian underground nuclear waste repository near Lake Huron. Legislators worry the facility might affect the Great Lakes, and they want Congress to help ensure the state's concerns are fully resolved. Ontario Power Generation has proposed the facility.
DETROIT (AP) - New U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Detroit's population remained around 700,000 last year. The figures show Detroit lost residents between 2011 and 2012, but the decline was at a slower pace than in previous years. Demographer Kurt Metzger says he believes the city's population could fall to 650,000 or 600,000 before it stabilizes.
TROY, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit suburb of Troy is clamping down on hookah bars. The City Council this month set rules that establishments featuring hookahs must close at midnight. Police Chief Gary Mayer says the city's three hookah bars tally "a very disproportionate share" of police calls.
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