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People in Michigan could get the chance to pet and take photos with bear cubs, under legislation approved by the House.

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The Michigan Senate has voted to authorize $21 million in emergency spending to dredge Great Lakes harbors grappling with record-low water levels.

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The Obama administration has conditionally approved Michigan to help run a health insurance market in partnership with the federal government.

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The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 8.9 percent in the latest month, as both the number of people working and the size of the labor force rose slightly.

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A Michigan agency says the Boy Scouts of America won't need to equip their two-person tents with smoke detectors.

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The Thomas M. Cooley Law School says it will start offering a master's degree in homeland security and national security law.

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Advocates are lobbying Congress this week to protect a Great Lakes environmental program from across-the-board cuts that will hammer many federal programs unless a budget agreement is reached.

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A Michigan legislative panel is set to start considering a new bill that would expand a program designed to boost schools with the lowest academic performance.

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he believes Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will appoint an emergency manager over the city's finances and that he "intends to work collaboratively" with that person.

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The Michigan Senate has given final approval to legislation to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Michigan health officials are reporting seven more infections linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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The Michigan House has approved legislation to transform Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan from a charitable trust into a customer-owned nonprofit.

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The Michigan House has approved legislation that would allow veterans to get a special designation on driver's licenses and state identification cards.

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A home and business moving company has been awarded a $350,000 state grant for expanding its corporate headquarters in the Lansing area.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a muskellunge caught in Antrim County has been listed as a world-record fish.

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