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A widely unpopular tax on business equipment in Michigan is one step closer to being permanently repealed.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

This is it. The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year is March 31. With time running out, the questions about how the health law and the exchanges work keep pouring in. Here are a few more to check out while the clock ticks down.

My son will be 19 in May. I claim him as a dependent on my taxes. If I don't provide for his medical coverage and he is unemployed and makes no income, how is he supposed to pay his penalty? Or are they going to take his penalty out of my tax return because he is a dependent on my return?

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  The state Senate could vote this week on a bill to bolster a controversial state-run authority meant to turn around failing schools. 

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  Governor Rick Snyder says he is eager to get a decision from the federal government on his plan to boost immigration in Detroit.

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  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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       ANN ARBOR  - Anti-Israel protesters are in the second week of a sit-in at the offices of the University of Michigan student government to protest its failure to vote on a resolution calling for a boycott over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

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The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has released a free phone app designed to promote student wellness and campus health events. 

The Ann Arbor News reports that the app also includes news alerts and inspirational messages. It has a one-touch dial button that links students with a responder if there is an emergency.

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Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Michigan Democrats next month.  The Michigan Democratic Party announced Sunday that Clinton will speak at the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, which is scheduled for April 26 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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  The Michigan governor's office says state agencies won't immediately recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the hours before an appeals court put on hold a judge's ruling that tossed out a state ban on gay marriage.  

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to immediately freeze a judge's decision striking down the state's ban on gay marriage while he appeals.

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