DETROIT (AP) - A judge is hearing final arguments in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage. The trial has been dominated by different views from scholars about the welfare of children raised by same-sex parents. Two Detroit-area women are trying to convince the judge that there's no "rational" basis under law for Michigan to ban same-sex marriage.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Two men from Midland have been arrested on charges of illegally buying Michigan black bears and bear parts. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a conservation officer learned that one of the suspects was contacting hunters about making the illegal purchases. An undercover officer made a number of transactions with the suspects before the bust.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - An Eastern Michigan University educator wants people to give themselves a 24-hour break from media-based technology. Professor Christine Tracy is urging students, faculty and others to spend today celebrating the fifth annual National Day of Unplugging. Tracy says people have a "mostly unconscious dependence on technology."
DETROIT (AP) - An exhibition devoted to the samurai of Japan will open Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts. "Samurai: Beyond the Sword" runs through June 1. Japan's elite samurai sought balance between military and cultural pursuits. Tickets to the exhibition are $16 for adults, $8 for ages 6 to 17, and free for DIA members.
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