The Associated Press

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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