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Earlier this week, Valerie Brader, an attorney and former senior policy adviser to Gov. Rick Snyder, assumed her role as executive director of the new Michigan Agency for Energy. Brader will be the top energy adviser to Snyder and state department leaders. Snyder created the agency by executive order in March after setting it as a priority in January’s State of the State address.

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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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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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Utilities say about 400,000 homes and businesses across Michigan lost power following several days of thunderstorms and hot weather.