American civil liberties union http://michiganradio.org en Groups already considering challenge to Michigan’s new abortion insurance rider http://michiganradio.org/post/groups-already-considering-challenge-michigan-s-new-abortion-insurance-rider <p><a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-legislature-bans-abortion-coverage-standard-insurance-plans">Wednesday's&nbsp;vote by the Legislature</a> to enact a law to require people to buy separate health policies to cover abortions may not be the final word on the question.</p><p>There are meetings underway to organize a referendum challenge. Abortion rights advocates are putting together a coalition to launch a petition drive. They want to challenge the new law with a referendum on the ballot next November.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:21:48 +0000 Rick Pluta 15669 at http://michiganradio.org Groups already considering challenge to Michigan’s new abortion insurance rider ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim http://michiganradio.org/post/aclu-seeks-prevent-eviction-domestic-violence-victim <p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan&nbsp; have asked the Inkster Housing Commission to drop its effort to evict a pregnant woman from one of its apartments. They say the Commission is evicting her because of domestic violence she has suffered while a tenant.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:42:24 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15562 at http://michiganradio.org ACLU seeks to prevent eviction of domestic violence victim Detroit teacher faces controversial termination by the EAA http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-teacher-faces-controversial-termination-eaa <p>One year ago, Brooke Harris<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/education-achievement-authority-part-2-tale-two-eaa-schools"> made headlines</a> when she was fired from her teaching job in Flint for helping students create a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin.</p><p align="LEFT">Now, Harris is in trouble with another employer.</p><p>Earlier this month, she was fired from her teaching position at <a href="http://mumfordhighschool.org/">Detroit's Mumford High School</a>. That's one of the schools under the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/eaa">Education Achievement Authority (EAA)</a>. It's a new state-run district that oversees the lowest-performing schools in Detroit. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:03:07 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13743 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit teacher faces controversial termination by the EAA