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A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University’s hiring of goats to clear 15 acres (6.07 hectares) of woodland on campus.

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State officials say overdose deaths jumped by 18 percent last year with the majority of cases involving opioid abuse.


Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a plan to steer more newly hired school employees into a 401(k)-only retirement benefit instead of one with a pension.

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UPDATED THURSDAY, JULY 13, 11:05 A.M. - Federal Judge Janet Neff has scheduled Nassar's sentencing for 11 a.m. on Monday, November 27 in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

In federal court on Tuesday, former Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to having child pornography.

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State auditors have found problems at women’s prisons, saying required searches of inmates, staff and cells weren’t conducted.

Flash flooding amid severe thunderstorms and heavy rains is affecting travel in parts of the state.

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A wild turkey that for months made a busy intersection its home is being memorialized after being struck by a vehicle.

Michigan utilities report thousands of customers remain without power as a result of storms that rolled across the state.

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A meeting of the board that oversees the Mackinac Bridge is being carried live online so the public can follow a discussion of the recent decision to ban most vehicle traffic during the annual Labor Day bridge walk.

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Events marking the 104th anniversary of President Gerald Ford’s birth are planned in western Michigan.

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A funeral home has been shut down after inspections found maggots on the floor of a garage where unrefrigerated bodies were being stored, according to the state.

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Beginning in January, the state will have rules in place for the disclosure and retention of audio or video recordings from body cameras worn by police officers.

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A sheriff says a 12-year-old boy rescued a toddler who slipped and fell into a pool.

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A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities.


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