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9:32 am
Fri May 9, 2014

As Craft Beer Starts Gushing, Its Essence Gets Watered Down

Craft breweries now make up 98 percent of all U.S. operating breweries. Of course, overall sales are still dwarfed by traditional beers.
Courtesy of the Brewers Association

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 10:19 am

There was once a time when it was easy to throw around the term "craft beer" and know exactly what you were talking about. For decades, craft was the way to differentiate small, independently owned breweries – and the beer they make – from the brewing giants like Coors, Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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Michigan News
10:03 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Schuette Files Brief Defending Gay Marriage Ban In Michigan

Michigan Attorney general Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban. 

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Michigan News
8:31 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Actor Jeff Daniels To Join Board Of Michigan's Traverse City Film Festival

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The Traverse City Film Festival is getting a little more star power on its board.  The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports festival officials on Wednesday announced five additions to the board. that includes, actor, playwright and Purple rose Theater Founder Jeff Daniels of Chelsea.

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Michigan News
5:57 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Government Says No Need To Park Recalled GM Cars

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says there's no need to tell owners of recalled General Motors cars to stop driving them.  

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Michigan News
5:47 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Ford Will Buy Back $1.8 Billion In Stock

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Ford says it will buy back up to about 116 million shares of company stock worth about $1.8 billion. 

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Michigan News
5:43 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Student Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Sues School

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A suspended University of Michigan student has sued the school, claiming it denied his rights in a sexual misconduct investigation. 

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4:44 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Discrimination Suit Filed Against University Of Michigan Regents

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A 20-year-old Detroit area man is suing University of Michigan's Board of Regents after he was charged out-of-state tuition at the school's Dearborn campus. Hussein Berry filed the class-action discrimination lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. 

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Michigan News
9:51 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Researchers: Ash Borer May Have Arrived in 1990s

Emerald Ash Borer
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Researchers say an invasive beetle that's destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and Canada may have arrived in North America a decade before it first was detected.   Michigan State University researchers collected cores from trunks of more than 1,000 ash trees in six southeastern Michigan counties.

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Michigan News
6:02 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Michigan Company To Recycle Graduation Gowns

West Michigan company launches effort to recycling graduation attire.
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A Michigan man is making it his business to recycle graduation gowns.  The Grand Rapids Press reports  that Seth Yon's Greener Grads is on a mission to recycle 1 million gowns.

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Michigan News
5:26 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Split Vote In Michigan House To Let Coal Ash Be Used In Roads

A coal ash spill in Tennessee
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Divided Michigan lawmakers have voted to allow for the use of coal ash and other industrial byproducts in cement and other products. The main bill approved 68-42 Tuesday by the Republican-led House would classify coal ash and other materials as "low-hazard" industrial wastes.   

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Michigan News
5:14 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Arson Awareness Week Runs Through Saturday

Arson week runs through May, 17th
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This is Arson Awareness Week in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder says he wants to focus public attention on vehicle arson and the importance of preventing such behavior through a collaborative statewide effort.

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Michigan News
2:57 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Teacher Evaluation Standard Closer To State Approval

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Statewide teacher evaluations move forward in state Legislature

Legislation that would create a statewide teacher evaluation system has cleared its first hurdle in the Michigan Legislature. A state House panel approved the bills Tuesday with bipartisan support.

A diverse coalition of Michigan education groups recently came out in support of the legislation. Supporters say that could help clear the way for the Legislature to approve the bills before lawmakers leave Lansing in June for two months.

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Michigan News
9:09 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor Job Applications Won't Ask About Crime Convictions

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Ann Arbor City Council has approved a new hiring policy removing references to past felony convictions from most employment applications for city jobs. 

The Ann Arbor News reports exceptions to the change approved unanimously Monday night are for police and fire department applicants.

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Michigan News
7:24 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor To Consider Killing Some Deer In City

Deer management plan to be developed in Ann Arbor.
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Ann Arbor plans to consider efforts to control the city's deer population that could include killing some of the animals or sterilization.  The Ann Arbor News reports City Council voted Monday night to direct the city administrator to evaluate Ann Arbor's options and report back by the end of July.

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Michigan News
5:44 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Elections Board Likely to Certify 2nd Wolf-hunting Measure

A 2nd petition drive to protect Michigan Wolves succeeds
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Michigan is expected to certify a second referendum on hunting wolves for the November statewide ballot. The secretary of state's office estimates the group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected collected more than 182,000 valid signatures of registered voters. That's about 21,000 more than needed.  

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Michigan News
5:23 am
Tue May 6, 2014

University of Michigan Website Features 3-D fossil Images

University of Michigan Paleontologist Daniel Fisher
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The University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology is developing a website featuring three-dimensional images of mastodons, mammoths and other prehistoric creatures. 

Paleontologist Daniel Fisher and his students began digitally scanning the images more than 20 years ago.

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Michigan News
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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