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6:21 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Detroit Opening Arms To World Series Visitors

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Work is under way in Detroit to welcome visitors coming to town for the World Series.

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6:18 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Deaths In Mich. Rise To 6 In Meningitis Outbreak

Officials have added another Michigan death to the national meningitis outbreak.

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6:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

GM To Hire 3,000 Workers From Hewlett-Packard

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General Motors will hire 3,000 workers from Hewlett-Packard as the carmaker moves more computer functions in-house.

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6:17 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

University Of Phoenix To Close 8 Mich. Locations

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University of Phoenix plans to close eight of its 10 Michigan locations as part of a broader effort to phase out some of its campuses and learning centers.

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4:27 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Michigan's Fungal Meningitis Case Count Up To 44

Authorities are reporting 44 Michigan cases of fungal meningitis in the national outbreak, along with four non-meningitis infection cases related to the same contaminated steroids.

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3:45 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Michigan Man Dodges Meningitis That Killed Wife

Tests show a Livingston County man whose wife died in the national meningitis outbreak doesn't have the illness.

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6:12 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Michigan Reports Its First Cases of Seasonal Flu

The state says 12 influenza cases are the first seasonal flu reports it has confirmed in Michigan during the 2012-2013 season.

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6:16 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Snyder: Bond Agencies Eyeing Ballot Initiatives

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Gov. Rick Snyder says bond rating agencies are keeping an eye on what happens with ballot proposals before Michigan voters next month.

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7:17 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed for Next Week

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Senate Majority Randy Richardville says the proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan could be taken up next week during the chamber's last session until after the election.

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6:11 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Michigan Meningitis Cases Up to 25 with 3 Deaths

Federal officials say Michigan now has at least 25 cases of fungal meningitis, including a new third death.

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6:37 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Deaths of 2 Michigan Women Tied to Fungal Meningitis

Officials say the number of Michigan fungal meningitis cases is climbing.

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6:23 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Michigan Senate Approves Anti-Concussion Bills

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The Michigan Senate has approved legislation designed to protect student athletes from concussions.

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6:55 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Viral Disease Has Killed 4,217 Deer in 24 MI Counties

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Authorities in Michigan say an insect-spread deer disease has spread to at least 24 counties.

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6:36 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Study Finds No High-Risk Pathways for Asian Carp

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A federal study of 18 potential aquatic links between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds says none of them are likely pathways to the lakes for Asian carp.

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6:34 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Michigan Governor Prepares for China Trade Trip

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Gov. Rick Snyder says he hopes to return from a week-long China trip with both new and renewed business and trade relationships.

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6:45 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Wide Variation Found in Drunk Driving Arrest Rates

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A news organization has found wide variations in the rates of drunken driving arrests among Michigan police agencies, with the hometowns of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan showing one of the sharpest contrasts.

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6:35 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Reimbursement To Be Sought for Special Primary

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Oakland County wants to be reimbursed for the $200,000 spent on a special primary to fill the final weeks of Thaddeus McCotter's term in the U.S. House.

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6:23 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Judge Blocks Full Implementation of Benefits Law

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A judge has temporarily blocked full implementation of a new law requiring Michigan public school employees to pay more for their pensions.

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10:08 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Dropping Lake Michigan Level Hits Homes, Boats

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Drought conditions are contributing to a continued drop in the level of Lake Michigan, and operators of harbors and docks in the northwestern Lower Peninsula say it's causing hazards and hassles for residents and boaters.

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6:20 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Sen. Stabenow Offers to Debate Hoekstra Twice

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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says she will participate in two debates with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra.

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6:33 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Michigan Records 4th West Nile Death This Year

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Michigan health officials say an 86-year-old woman from Wayne County is the fourth person to die from the West Nile virus in the state this year.

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6:31 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

ELPD: Religion Not Motive in Jewish Student Attack

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Police say a Michigan State University student's Jewish religion doesn't appear to have been a factor in his assault at an off-campus party.

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6:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

EL Police Doubt 'Religious Hatred' Fueled Assault on Jewish MSU Student

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A Jewish student at Michigan State University says his jaw was broken in an attack by two assailants who he says displayed "religious hatred."

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6:17 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Helps Pro-Casino Campaign

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A group seeking to expand the number of casinos in Michigan has won a big victory at the state Supreme Court.

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6:14 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Mich. Not Alone on Slow Road to Health Exchange

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration declared this week the state has run out of time to create an online health exchange and must take a back seat to a federally run program.

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6:27 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Unadjusted Unemployment Rates Up in 17 MI Labor Areas

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Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were up last month in each of Michigan's 17 major labor market areas.

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6:20 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Michigan: 2nd West Nile Death Reported in State

Michigan officials say a second person has died from the West Nile virus, and 18 more cases have been reported this week.

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6:22 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Quick Action Ordered on Labor-Backed Ballot Issue

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The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the state appeals court to decide by Monday whether a union-supported referendum gets on the November ballot.

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6:18 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Group Challenges Citizenship Box during Elections

A group is challenging Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's decision to have a citizenship question placed on August primary ballot applications.

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6:19 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Snyder Tries to Scuttle Worker Rights Proposal

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Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette are trying to block a statewide ballot initiative aimed at protecting collective bargaining rights for workers.
 
Snyder and Schuette filed court papers on Monday that would scuttle the Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal. The plan would write collective bargaining rights into the Michigan Constitution by placing the issue before voters in the November general election.
 
An appeal was made after the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked 2-2 last week on the ballot proposal by sponsors of Protect Our Jobs.
 

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