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2:44 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Detroit Expecting $195M Lump Sum From Michigan

City of Detroit
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Detroit's latest plan to get out of bankruptcy includes a lump-sum payment of about $195 million from the state to shore up pensions and prevent the sale of city-owned art. 

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Michigan News
2:38 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Livingston County Man Submits Signatures To Run Against Calley

Tea Party conservative Wes Nakagiri will seek nomination for Lt. Governor at the state Republican Convention this summer.
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A tea party activist has filed to run against Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley at the state Republican Party convention in August.  

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Michigan News
12:05 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Detroit-Area College Cutting 'Community' From Name

Hendy Ford Community College will become Hendy Ford College on Saturday
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Henry Ford Community College is taking the word "community" out of its name.  

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Michigan News
9:43 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Grand Hotel Adds New Room For 1st Time Since 2001

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island unveils new room, with more to come in ensuing years
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The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has added its first new room in more than a decade. 

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Michigan News
9:35 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Detroit Airport Upgrades Food and Beverage Offerings

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Detroit Metropolitan Airport is upgrading food and beverage offerings at the McNamara terminal with a blend of local eateries, national chains and technology allowing people to be served at the gate.  

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Michigan News
9:01 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Michigan Residents Among Those Arrested At Cockfight In Northwest Ohio

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Authorities in northwest Ohio say they've broken up a cockfighting ring. 

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Michigan News
6:23 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Ann Arbor Area Has Highest Gas Prices

Ann Arbor area has highest gas prices in the state.
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A case of good news/bad news.  

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Michigan News
6:13 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Michigan Hunters Have Until June To Seek Bear and Elk Licenses

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Applications for licenses to hunt elk and bear in Michigan are available through June 1st.  

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Michigan News
6:02 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Michigan Capitol Hosts Asian Pacific American Heritage Day

Florist Bing Goei will speak at Tuesday's Asian Pacific American Heritage Day Celebration at the Michigan Capitol
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The Director of the Michigan Office for New Americans will be among the speakers during this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Day Celebration at the Michigan Capitol. 

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Michigan News
5:43 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Triple Shooting in Monroe County

Shooting in London township leaves one dead and two injured
Credit Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Authorities say a triple shooting in southeastern Michigan has left one man dead and two others injured. 

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Michigan News
5:26 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Detroit Mayor Speaks At NAACP Chapter's Dinner

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told the thousands of people who attended the local NAACP chapter's annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner that the struggle for equality goes on, despite the progress that has been made.  

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Michigan News
10:46 am
Mon April 21, 2014

'Rosie The Riveter' Event Officially Sets World Record

From left to right Hilda Havlik, Christy Hoffman, Deb Hoffman, and Betty Jones attended the successful record-breaking event at the Willow Run Bomber Plan for the largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie Riveter.
Christy Hoffman

  A group trying to save a portion of a Detroit-area assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter once worked is the proud owner of a new Guinness World Record. 

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Michigan News
10:40 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Interstates Closed Near Ohio-Michigan State Line Because Of Suspicious Item

Ohio-Michigan Border
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Authorities in Toledo have shut down two interstate highways near the Ohio-Michigan state line after finding a suspicious item along the roadway. 

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Michigan News
8:31 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Nonprofit's Agriculture Work In Detroit Moves Ahead

Gary Wozniak, representing RecoveryPark is standing in a field that he wants to use for urban agriculture in Detroit ...
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A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward.  

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Michigan News
6:15 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Detroit Backlog Allows Serial Rapists To Stay Free

DNA Testing
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A published report says a backlog in testing thousands of Detroit rape evidence kits has allowed serial rapists to remain free and in some cases commit more attacks. 

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Michigan News
5:54 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Cheney To Visit Grand Rapids, Talk Heart Problems

Former Vice President Dick Cheney to visit Michigan
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems. 

Cheney and cardiologist Jonathan Reiner plan to speak at a luncheon today presented by Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.

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Michigan News
2:52 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Connected Vehicles Conference In Ann Arbor This Week

Connected Car conference in Ann Arbor through Wednesday
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Industry, academic and policy experts will be in Ann Arbor this week for a connected cars conference. 

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Michigan News
2:45 am
Mon April 21, 2014

GM Says China Sales To Hit 5 Million Next Year

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The president of General Motors says sales of GM-brand vehicles in China should reach 5 million next year, and Cadillac sales will double to 100,000. 

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Michigan News
6:27 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Grants To Help Communities Develop Recycling

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is offering $250,000 in grants to help communities develop recycling programs. Governor Rick Snyder announced a plan this week to boost the state's residential recycling rate.  Among the proposals is producing more information about local recycling options. The funding from the Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program will help local leaders do that.

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Michigan News
5:28 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Grant Money Increases For Michigan Specialty Crops

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Michigan could receive nearly $2 million in federal block grants for specialty crops as a result of the U.S. farm bill. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says $66 million is available nationwide to state departments of agriculture for specialty crops. Michigan's allocation increased in the 2014 budget year from $1.26 million in 2013.

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Michigan News
1:10 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Dry Weather Helps Michigan Floodwaters Recede

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EVART, Mich. (AP) - Floodwaters are receding along rivers in Michigan's central and western Lower Peninsula, a trend that should continue with mostly dry weather in the forecast for the next several days.

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Michigan News
4:50 am
Thu April 17, 2014

University of Michigan Unveils Steps to Boost Black Enrollment

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The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions. 

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Michigan News
4:36 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant Shutdown

Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township
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DTE Energy Company says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.  The plant is along Lake Erie in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township. 

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Michigan News
4:31 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Detroit Still Needs $350M From State Lawmakers

City of Detroit
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Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group. The deals are tied to Detroit getting money from the state over 20 years, along with $466 million in private money, all to shore up pensions.

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Michigan News
4:15 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Gay Marriage In Michigan: Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

1st Gay marriage in Washtenaw County
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Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case. They want the case to move quickly, but they say the Cincinnati-based court should stick to its practice of assigning cases to a three-judge panel.

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