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       ANN ARBOR - President Barack Obama plans to visit Michigan on Wednesday to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.

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    A top Republican in the state Senate thinks a long-term fix for Michigan’s roads could be coming sooner than expected. 
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         DETROIT  - Mayor Mike Duggan and Shell are scheduled to recognize students from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who are building energy efficient vehicles as part of a global competition.

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       LANSING -  Anglers in Michigan must have new fishing licenses before casting lines at Tuesday's start of the 2014 fishing season.

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      LANSING - President Barack Obama secured every electoral vote on his path to re-election Michigan, where Republicans haven't won a presidential race in a quarter-century but currently control state government.

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       DETROIT -  A new memo from the House subcommittee investigating the General Motors recalls says GM discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect but canceled them without taking action.

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DETROIT (AP) — Seven-term Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan says he won't seek re-election.

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MSU could lose $500k for offering labor courses

Michigan State University could risk losing half-a-million dollars if it does not stop offering courses that allegedly promote unionization.

A state Senate panel approved a measure Thursday banning courses at public universities that promote or discourage organizing efforts. It's a reaction to MSU's recent decision to take over some programs from the National Labor College.

Republicans say those courses violate the proposed rule.

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Congressional Democrats ask Holder to recognize MI gay marriages
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Some congressional Democrats are putting pressure on Michigan to recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend. They sent a letter today asking US Attorney General Eric Holder to grant federal recognition of the marriages.

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   BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP - A German shepherd is credited with saving the lives of four people who suffered minor injuries in a house fire in Brighton Township.

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As part of its plan to climb out of bankruptcy, Detroit plans to tear down as many as 450 empty houses each week across a rotting urban landscape nearly the size of Manhattan. 

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Michigan lawmakers urge Congress to require a balanced federal budget
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Michigan is joining at least 17 other states in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

On Wednesday, the state Senate gave final approval to a resolution formally asking Congress to call a constitutional convention to consider the amendment. It would take 34 total states to compel Congress to call a constitutional convention.

The Bay County Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a man missing for close to two weeks. Twenty-five-year-old Alex Schuhmacher was last seen at around 2 p.m. on March 14, when he left a job interview at Logan's Roadhouse in Saginaw Township.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan won't recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages performed last weekend.

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  EAST LANSING — Michigan State University and officials in East Lansing are encouraging students to keep NCAA tournament celebrating under control.

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The University of Michigan Student Government has rejected a proposal calling for a proposed anti-Israel boycott. 

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says the sooner the US Supreme Court settles the question of whether same-sex marriage bans are constitutional, the better. 

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A widely unpopular tax on business equipment in Michigan is one step closer to being permanently repealed.

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Platinum-selling rapper 2 Chainz is headlining a charity concert to raise money for a summer leadership camp for Detroit youth at the University of Michigan.  

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An annual state highway construction map is now available from the Michigan Department of Transportation.  

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A Michigan development agency says it has awarded incentives to further work on Detroit's $140 million light-rail project and tear down the Detroit Red Wings' current home. 

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A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds. 

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Gov. Rick Snyder is speaking at the Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit in Lansing. 

UPDATE 4:52 PM Rick Pluta is reporting that no decision was reached in today's hearing.  The trial is likely to go to the Supreme Court which is not likely to decide another same-sex marriage case before its next session. Attorneys seeking to overturn Michigan’s ban say holding up recognition of same-sex marriages hurts families with children. 

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) -- The term "yooper" is getting recognition in the dictionary.

Residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula call themselves "yoopers." The Daily Press of Escanaba and MLive.com report officials announced Monday that the term will appear in the 2014 edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, which goes on sale next month.

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