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5:13 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Gay Couple Trying To Force State To Recognize Their Marriage, “For Our 13 Kids”

Plaintiffs Clint McCormack (front), Bryan Reamer (back), and some of their 13 children.
Credit mprn Jake Neher

The ACLU of Michigan is suing the state to force it to recognize the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples who got married last month.

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4:53 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Snyder Sued For Not Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

The ACLU and eight same-sex couples have sued the state.

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4:38 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Education Groups Uniting Around Revamping Teacher Evaluations

Bills that would overhaul teacher evaluations in Michigan could see movement soon in the state Legislature.

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4:40 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Bill To Fight Scrap Metal Theft Signed Into Law

A bill meant to fight scrap metal theft in Michigan is now law.

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4:11 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Feds Approve Center To Encourage Immigrant Investment In Michigan

Federal officials have given Michigan the green light to run a statewide center meant to encourage investment from immigrants.

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4:39 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Flanagan Defends Teachers After Report Saying Michigan Falling Behind In Education

The state’s top education official says people should not blame teachers for a new report that shows Michigan schools falling behind.

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4:13 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Some Prominent Democrats Skeptical About Proposal To Fix Roads

Some prominent Democrats say they’re skeptical about a state House Republican plan to help fix Michigan’s crumbling roads.

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9:12 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Lev Raphael reviews "A Darker Shade"

People who really got into reading “The Millenium Trilogy” are going to have to face up to the truth: most likely no more Stieg Larsson books are coming out in the future. But if you still have a fever for Swedish crime fiction, our book reviewer Lev Raphael has your prescription. The book is “A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish stories of murder, mystery and suspense including a short story by Stieg Larsson.”

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4:12 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

US Attorney General Says Will Recognize Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

The federal government will recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples performed last weekend in Michigan before more weddings were blocked by an appeals court.

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5:38 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

MSU Could Lose $500k for Offering Labor Courses

Michigan State University could risk losing a half million dollars if it doesn’t stop offering courses that allegedly promote unionization.

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5:14 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Congressional Democrats Ask Holder To Recognize Michigan Gay Marriages

Some congressional Democrats are putting pressure on Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

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5:40 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Governor Snyder: State Will Recognize 300 SameSex Marriages

Governor Rick Snyder says same-sex marriages performed over the weekend in Michigan are legal, but they cannot be officially recognized by the state.

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4:41 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Urge Congress To Require A Balanced Federal Budget

Michigan lawmakers are joining calls for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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5:46 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Business Equipment Tax Repeal Bills Sail Through State House

Local leaders in Michigan are applauding the state House for approving legislation to make sure they don’t lose big because of a recent tax repeal.

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5:43 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Schuette: SCOTUS Needs To Resolve Marriage Question ASAP

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals could rule anytime now on whether Michigan will allow same-sex marriages to resume, and recognize weddings that were performed over the weekend.

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5:11 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Snyder Continues To Press Obama On Detroit Immigration Plan

Governor Rick Snyder continues to press the federal government on his plan to expand immigration in Detroit.

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4:14 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Local Officials Ask US Attorney General To Recognize MI Same-Sex Marriages

US Attorney General Eric Holder has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t.

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4:39 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Snyder: Treat E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco

Governor Rick Snyder is asking the Legislature to send him a bill that would allow the state to tax and regulate e-cigarettes as a tobacco product.

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3:17 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

PTSD Patients Now Able To Get Medical Marijuana Card In Michigan

Michiganders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can now get a card to use medical marijuana.

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3:42 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Lawmakers Revive Talks Over Scrap Metal Theft

There’s a new push in Lansing to pass legislation meant to fight scrap metal theft in Michigan.

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4:21 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Calley Signs Road Funding Bill

A new mid-year state budget bill will spend $215 million on road construction and maintenance.

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4:14 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Michiganders Buying Insurance On Their Own Cannot Get Abortion Coverage

Health insurers in Michigan can no longer offer elective abortion coverage in standard health plans.

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4:13 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Campaign To Stop Wolf Hunt To Turn In Petitions

The campaign to stop wolf hunts in Michigan says it has enough petition signatures to get a referendum on the November ballot.

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6:33 am
Wed March 12, 2014

School closings for Weds., 3/12

Here are school closings for Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties:

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6:02 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Deal Reached On Emergency Road Money, But No Solution For Medicaid Shortfall

State lawmakers will probably double the amount of money they had planned to spend on fixing roads torn apart by nasty weather this winter.

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3:33 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Same-Sex Marriage Trial

Both sides delivered their closing arguments Friday in the legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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3:06 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

State Board Says PTSD Patients Should Be Able To Use Medical Marijuana

The state could soon allow residents dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder to use medical marijuana.

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5:38 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of 350 Juvenile Lifers

Life without parole used to be the automatic sentence for juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of first degree murder.

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4:11 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Lawmakers To Iron Out Differences On Emergency Road Money And Medicaid Shortfall Bill

The State House and Senate has not been able to agree on a mid-year budget bill.

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5:40 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Bills To Save Local Governments From Big Cuts sails Through State Senate

The state Senate has approved a bill that would compensate Michigan cities, towns, and counties if a tax on business equipment is repealed.

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