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6:22 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Michigan Police Crackdown On New Year's Drunk Driving

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Michigan law enforcement's drunken driving crackdown over the New Year's holiday has resulted in more than 100 drunken driving arrests.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:17 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Red Cedar Fishing Now Allowed On MSU's Red Cedar River

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For the first time in nearly 50 years, people are allowed to fish in the Red Cedar River on Michigan State University's campus.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:11 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

15th Michigan Death Tied To Contaminated Steroids

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Authorities say a 15th Michigan resident has died as a result of an infection linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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NewsRoom
6:05 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Confirmed Flu Cases At Michigan Labs Rise To 338

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Michigan health officials have confirmed 338 flu cases at state-run labs as the virus continues to send children and adults to hospitals, doctor offices and urgent care centers.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Mich. Budget Chief Says Revenue Is Mostly Stable

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Michigan's budget director says the state budget picture remains stable despite softer-than-expected economic growth.

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NewsRoom
6:21 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Bing: Decision On State Takeover Could Come Friday

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says a review team as early as this week could make a recommendation to Gov. Rick Snyder's on whether to order a takeover of the struggling city's finances.

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NewsRoom
9:17 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Michigan Is Closer To Wolf Hunting Under New Law

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A Michigan commission now has the authority to establish hunting seasons for the gray wolf under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. 

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NewsRoom
6:13 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Gov. Snyder Plans To Sign Emergency Manager Bill

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he plans to sign a revised emergency manager bill that replaces a similar law rejected last month by voters.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

New Bill Requires Voters To Affirm US Citizenship

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A bill awaiting Gov. Rick Snyder's signature would require voters to declare their citizenship before getting a ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:33 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

MI House Passes 'Right-To-Work'

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The state House has passed a controversial right-to-work bill and sent it to the state Senate. 

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NewsRoom
6:07 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Business Property Tax-Cut Measure Heads To House

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A plan to eliminate $600 million in taxes businesses annually pay on computers and equipment is headed to the Republican-controlled House.  

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NewsRoom
5:14 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Judge Upholds Most Aspects Of Teacher Benefits Law

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A judge has upheld most aspects of a new law requiring Michigan public school employees to pay more for their pensions. 

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NewsRoom
6:16 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Mich. AG Brings Charge In Mortgage Processor Probe

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has brought a racketeering charge against the former president of a mortgage document processing company. 

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NewsRoom
5:16 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Holiday Travel Season Gets Under Way In Michigan

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Travelers are crossing Michigan to their holiday travel destinations. 

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NewsRoom
6:51 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Feds Accuse Michigan Judge Of Real Estate Fraud

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Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit accusing Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway of fraud in a real estate transaction.

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NewsRoom
6:26 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Draft Of State School Funding Act Released Online

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A proposal that Gov. Rick Snyder commissioned for overhauling public education in Michigan and change how the state pays for student learning has been released. 

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NewsRoom
4:43 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Michigan Schools Weigh Affirmative Action Ruling

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Some universities in Michigan say they're taking a wait-and-see approach on how to proceed a day after a federal appeals court threw out the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions.

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NewsRoom
6:09 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

$7.8M Grant to MSU Aims To Improve Farming In Africa

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Michigan State University researchers plan to use a $7.8 million grant from the Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help African nations improve sustainable farming. 

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NewsRoom
6:05 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

MI. Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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A man arrested in a shooting spree that targeted motorists in southeastern Michigan has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of attempted murder. 

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NewsRoom
6:20 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

More Weekend Patrols In Light Of Shooting Spree

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Authorities investigating a shooting spree along the Interstate 96 corridor plan to boost patrols Saturday as fans travel to a Michigan State football game.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Lake Michigan-Huron Water Level Near Record Low

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says water levels on Lakes Michigan and Huron are nearly at record low levels because of drought and evaporation.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

High Winds Knock Out Power To 143,000 In Michigan

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Winds gusting to 74 miles per hour have knocked out power to at least 143,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the fringes of superstorm Sandy move through the state.

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NewsRoom
9:46 am
Tue October 30, 2012

High Winds Knock Out Power In Parts Of Michigan

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High winds knocked out power to at least 60,000 Michigan homes and businesses as the effects of the Eastern Seaboard's severe weather moved through the state.

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NewsRoom
6:13 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Winter Natural Gas Heating Bills Likely To Rise

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Michigan utility regulators say residential heating bills for natural gas users are expected to be slightly higher this winter due to likely increased consumption.

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NewsRoom
6:16 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Mich. Reports 2nd Straight Big Jobless Rate Drop

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Michigan is reporting a second straight big drop in unemployment, with the rate down 2.1 percentage points in two months.

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NewsRoom
6:30 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Mich. Man Has Meningitis; Wife Died

A Michigan man whose wife's death was tied to the national outbreak of meningitis says he's in a hospital being treated for the same illness.

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NewsRoom
6:14 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

70 Officers Investigate Michigan Roadway Shootings

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A task force of local and state police agencies has met to discuss its effort to track down whoever's responsible for 22 reported shootings in four southeastern Michigan counties over three days.

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NewsRoom
6:10 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Former McCotter Aides Ordered To Stand Trial

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A judge has ordered two men who worked for a Detroit-area congressman to stand trial in a campaign scandal.

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NewsRoom
6:13 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Three MI Residents Sue Mass. Firm After Injection

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Three Michigan residents have filed suit after allegedly developing fungal meningitis following an injection of a tainted steroid produced by a Massachusetts company.

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NewsRoom
6:08 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Graduation Rates For Some Dip Under New MI Curriculum

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Data from 700,000 high school students shows a slight drop in graduation rates under Michigan's Merit Curriculum for those entering ninth grade with weak academic skills.

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