commute http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether a governor can reverse clemency decision http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-supreme-court-will-decide-whether-governor-can-reverse-clemency-decision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Governor Jennifer </span>Granholm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> exceeded her authority when she reversed her decision to commute the life sentence of a convicted murderer.</span></p><p>Matthew Makowski is serving a sentence of life without parole for murder and armed robbery.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:25:10 +0000 Rick Pluta 13432 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether a governor can reverse clemency decision A bicycle built for you? Company tries to set up a bike share program in Lansing http://michiganradio.org/post/bicycle-built-you-company-tries-set-bike-share-program-lansing <p>A fledgling bicycle share company hopes to get rolling in Lansing in August.</p><p></p><p>A group of college students have founded a company that will provide bikes for temporary rentals.</p><p></p><p>The idea would be to set up bike rental stations at bus stops and other commuting locations in Lansing to give people an option for the next short leg of their journey.</p><p></p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13380 at http://michiganradio.org A bicycle built for you? Company tries to set up a bike share program in Lansing Drivers should look out for lots of bicyclists tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/drivers-should-look-out-lots-bicyclists-tonight <p>Hundreds, if not thousands of bicyclists in Michigan are expected to take part in a ride of silence tonight. The international ride of silence honors those who&rsquo;ve been injured or killed riding their bikes. The rides all start at 7p local time.</p><p>The event is in memory of a cyclist who died in 2003 in Texas when he was clipped by the side mirror of a moving bus.&nbsp;</p><p>Rides of silence begin at seven tonight in Detroit, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Holland, Ann Arbor and <a href="http://www.rideofsilence.org/locations-domestic.php?s=MI#MI">at least two dozen other cities in Michigan.</a></p><p>Tom Tilma heads the <a href="http://www.bikegrandrapids.org/">Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition</a>&hellip; which is organizing one of the rides. He says cyclists and drivers are making progress, but both need to be better at sharing the road to make it safer for everyone.</p><p>&quot;I think cyclists are learning to follow the rules of the road more. I&rsquo;m seeing more cyclists waiting for the red light to turn green before we go through the intersection. That&rsquo;s very important we think. And we&rsquo;re seeing more drivers chill out and not follow cyclists so close,&rdquo; Tilma said.</p><p>The ride of silence coincides with national ride your bike to work week. Wed, 16 May 2012 20:33:25 +0000 Lindsey Smith 7499 at http://michiganradio.org Drivers should look out for lots of bicyclists tonight Snow brings dangerous driving conditions to early commute http://michiganradio.org/post/snow-brings-dangerous-driving-conditions-early-commute <p>A winter storm has brought a few inches of snow and dangerous early-morning driving conditions to parts of the state. The Associated Press reports:</p><blockquote><p>The National Weather Service says southeast Michigan was feeling the effects of the storm Friday morning, with an inch or more on the ground as the morning commute began. The snow left slippery driving conditions in its wake and numerous weather-related spinouts and crashes were reported.</p><p>The state&#39;s Thumb area and Port Huron were expected to get the most snow. The weather service says 5 to 7 inches could fall in that area. Winds contributed to hazardous conditions.</p></blockquote><p>The Detroit News <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20110311/METRO05/103110405/Snow-brings-hazardous-driving-conditions-to-southeast-Michigan#ixzz1GI93ykra">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>As much as 4 inches of snow fell overnight as a fast-moving system heads from the Ohio Valley into Canada, with Metro Detroit on the outer edge of the system.</p><p>The snow is expected to taper off this morning, but not before some parts of the region see a total of as much as 7 inches snow, said meteorologist Steve Considine of the National Weather Service reporting station in White Lake Township.</p><p>&quot;It is winding down now,&quot; he said about 6:15 a.m. today. &quot;About 2-4 inches will fall in much of Metro Detroit and higher in Macomb County.&quot;</p><p>St. Clair and Sanilac counties could see a total of 5-7 inches, Considine said, because of how the storm is moving.</p><p>Blowing snow could be a problem this morning because winds are blowing at 25-30 mph, Considine said.</p><p>Temperatures were in the 20s this morning but expected to climb near 40 degrees this afternoon, Considine said. A snowy rain is expected later this evening. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:58:43 +0000 Zoe Clark 1603 at http://michiganradio.org Snow brings dangerous driving conditions to early commute Governor won't commute sentence of man who may be innocent of murder http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-wont-commute-sentence-man-who-may-be-innocent-murder <P>Governor Jennifer Granholm has refused to commute the life sentence of a man&nbsp;who insists he was wrongly convicted of killing another man in Port Huron in 1986.&nbsp;The case involves <A href="http://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/default.aspx">the Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School.</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>A&nbsp;spokeswoman for the governor says Granholm was following the recommendation of the state parole board when she denied Temujin Kensu’s request to have his prison sentence commuted.&nbsp;&nbsp;Kensu was convicted of first-degree mur Tue, 21 Dec 2010 22:37:33 +0000 672 at http://michiganradio.org Governor won't commute sentence of man who may be innocent of murder