The archivists at National Day Calendar don't know exactly how June 16 came to be named National Fudge Day. Call me cynical, but I suspect the Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce had something to do with it.
As the popularity of backyard farms and chicken coops in cities and suburbs grows, more residents are clashing with city ordinances that prohibit them. Complicating the matter is that the state of Michigan recently changed requirements in the Right to Farm Act, giving more control to local communities in deciding what fits best for them when it comes to backyard farms.
Hyundai Motor Co. has started retail leasing of its hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover as the South Korean carmaker and competitors look to expand the market for alternative zero-emission electric vehicles.
Thirteen life-size purple cows have popped up around downtown Detroit to build awareness for cancer survivors and the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball later this month. The cows — painted purple to represent cancer survival — are on display in places such as Hart Plaza, Campus Martius and inside the Renaissance Center.