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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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