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Shaw Lane Power Point
Infrastructure Planning and Facilities / Michigan State University

Michigan State University plans to turn an old power plant built in the 1940s into a place to learn science, technology, engineering and math.

Detroit photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Municipal League

It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.

Police officers
File photo

Training sessions are taking place in Michigan to help prepare victim advocates in cases of mass violence.

Bill Beekman
MSU

Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February.

Detroit Zoo Water Tower
Courtesy of Detroit Zoo

Visitors to the Detroit Zoo can learn about snake conservation as part of World Snake Day.

Detroit skyline
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Quicken Loans Community Fund and the United Community Housing Coalition are working with city officials to expand a program that prevents home foreclosures in Detroit.

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported "blue wave" of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but it won't come easily.

Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say they will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Nissan
Pixabay Creative Commons

Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Lake Michigan
Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

A U.S.-Canadian agency is suggesting ways the two nations can help prevent flame-retardant chemicals from polluting the Great Lakes.

Rain
Pixabay Creative Commons

Heavy rains have caused more flooding in parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula that were still working to recover from last month's severe flooding.

Wikimedia Commons

High water levels on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years.

medical stethescope
Rohvannyn / Pixabay

A newspaper investigation has found that 30 health care professionals were disciplined by Michigan licensing boards for sexual assault or misconduct in the last year.

Meijer Gardens
Lola Audu / Flickr Creative Commons

Visitors are flocking to a Grand Rapids botanical garden to get a whiff of the unpleasant-smelling "corpse flower" that's in full bloom for the first time in 18 years.

Sewer
Pixabay Creative Commons

Officials say about 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of partially treated sewage recently flowed from a lagoon at a mobile home park in mid-Michigan into the Grand River.

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