The Associated Press

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

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

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

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.

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

Some unemployed Michigan workers face a 10.7 percent cut in their benefits because of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.

The governor's nominee to become Detroit's emergency financial manager says the job is the "Olympics of restructuring" but he feels compelled to take it on.

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The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.

The Michigan appeals court says lawyers under certain conditions can use information from the state about hundreds of people who were treated by an epilepsy doctor who's the target of malpractice suits.

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Michigan will get about $1.6 million to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says its statewide outdoor recreation plan has won federal approval.