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3:25 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Senator Levin Says Regional Office Got Suspicious Letter

Michigan Senator Carl Levin says his regional office in Saginaw received a suspicious letter and that authorities have been alerted.

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3:00 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Heavy Rain Forecast Raises Michigan's Flood Risks

Rising water is in the forecast along some already flooding Lower Peninsula rivers as rain falls on saturated watersheds.

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2:58 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan Jobless Rate Falls 0.3 points to 8.5%

The state says Michigan's unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in the latest month, as number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.

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2:55 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

19th Death Reported In Michigan Linked To Steroids

State health officials say an 87-year-old Livingston County man is the 19th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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2:52 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan Agency Reverses Unemployment Fraud Decision

Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency is taking back its decision to only attend administrative insurance fraud hearings when large sums of money are at risk.

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3:45 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Governments In Michigan Get Share Of Cleanup Funding

Officials say 20 governments around Michigan are getting a share of more than $39,000 to fund river, stream, and creek cleanup events.

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3:41 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Lawmaker Doubts Part Of Michigan School Takeover Bill

A lawmaker is skeptical of changes to legislation giving the state control over more of Michigan's worst schools.

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3:46 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

US Gives $125M For Biofuel Work At MSU, Wisconsin

Michigan State University says the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $125 million to the East Lansing school and to the University of Wisconsin to continue their work on advanced biofuels.

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5:39 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court To Consider City Marijuana Ban

The Michigan Supreme Court says it will consider the legality of a city's zoning ordinance that prohibits the use, manufacture or cultivation of medical marijuana.

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4:42 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Mackinac Bridge Now Bathed In Blue For Autism

The Mackinac Bridge is being lit blue at night for the rest of April as part of an autism awareness campaign.

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3:30 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Michigan Launches Concussion Awareness Site

Michigan has launched a new website to educate athletes, parents and coaches about the symptoms and consequences of sports concussions.

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3:23 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Great Lakes Levels Below Normal Next 6 Months

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes levels probably will remain below average for the next six months but won't set records unless the weather is unusually dry.

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3:26 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Hazards Remain In Former Mining Area

A state report says physical hazards remain in the former copper mining region of Michigan's western Upper Peninsula.

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3:22 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In Michigan

Some Republican Michigan lawmakers are seeking to ban local governments from putting in place paid sick leave mandates.

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3:20 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Oil Spill Leaves Sheen On Grand River In Lansing

Crews are working to contain about 300 to 500 gallons of hydraulic fluid that spilled into the Grand River in Lansing.

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4:37 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

State Starts Autism Treatment Medicaid Coverage

Young children in Michigan with autism spectrum disorders are now able to receive treatment coverage through Medicaid.

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4:24 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

2 Michigan Residents Ill From E. Coli, Food Recalled

Two people in Michigan have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.

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4:38 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

GOP Group: Agema Should Resign For Facebook Post

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Twenty-one Michigan Republicans are calling on a state Republican national committeeman to resign after he posted part of an article critical of gay people on his Facebook page.

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4:27 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Governor Snyder: Great Lakes Meeting Is Overdue

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Governor Rick Snyder says a meeting of Great Lakes governors and premiers planned for later this year is "way overdue."

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4:24 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Report: 745,000 In Michigan Could Get Health Subsidy

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A health care advocacy group says about 745,000 Michigan adults and children would become eligible for the federal government's help to pay for health insurance beginning next year.

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4:14 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Group Protests Inside Detroit City Hall Lobby

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A building official says a crowd of people who held a protest in the Detroit City Hall lobby temporarily disrupted services.

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3:38 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Michigan Secretary Of State Supports Election Change

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Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says she supports changing the state's current winner-take-all system in presidential elections.

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2:55 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

6 Michigan Dam Projects Get Share Of $2.3M

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The state says six Michigan dam removal or repair projects are getting a share of more than $2.3 million in funding.

The Department of Natural Resources on Friday announced it has approved six Dam Management Grant Program projects.

The program was started last year to support Governor Rick Snyder's infrastructure efforts.

Funding will support the second phase of the Boardman River dam removal project in Grand Traverse County; the Kalamazoo River and Otsego Township dam repair project; as well as the Ionia Conservation District's Lyons dam removal project.

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2:50 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Jobless Rates Rise In All Michigan Labor Markets

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Michigan says the state's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate rose statewide and is up in all 17 major job markets, mainly because of the usual winter downturn.

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3:36 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Michigan Senate Rejects Partnering On Health Exchange

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The federal government will fully control an online marketplace where Michigan residents can buy health insurance required under the federal health care law.

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3:34 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Michigan Bills Bar Minors From Using Tanning Salons

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Michigan doctors and cancer survivors are calling on the Legislature to prohibit minors from using tanning salons.

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3:29 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Army Corps Commits $5.2M For Great Lakes Repairs

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A top official of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says her agency will spend $5.2 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds to repair 10 Great Lakes harbors.

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3:26 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Monitor turns in report on Michigan child welfare DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge says Michigan is

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A federal judge says Michigan is making progress but it would be "foolish" not to recognize that more needs to be done to improve foster care and child protection.

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3:21 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Michigan House Votes To Keep 0.08% Alcohol Law

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The Michigan House has passed legislation that would prevent a scheduled rise in the state's blood-alcohol limit for drivers.

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3:41 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Michigan Lawmaker: Ban Openly Carried Guns In Schools

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A state lawmaker says Michigan should no longer let people openly carry guns into schools.

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