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1 hr ago | Patch.com

Investigators Looking at Possible Links in West Bloomfield, Western Michigan Jewelry Store Heists

Customers and employees were ordered to lay on the floor by a trio of suspects who, armed with semi-automatic handguns and a hammer, held up the tony Tapper's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in West Bloomfield late Tuesday afternoon.

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3 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

Lead poisoning is still damaging Michigan kids

Scientists have found evidence it diminishes their intelligence, causes behavioral problems, even increases the likelihood they'll end up in prison.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Michigan Government

7 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Gov. Snyder cool to demand that unions give money

The Republican governor says House Speaker Jase Bolger's request isn't on his list of conditions for the state to contribute $350 million to pensions and prevent the sale of city-owned art.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Snyder, Michigan Government

10 hrs ago | Detroit News

Legislation would speed up rape kit processing in Michigan

Forensic scientist Erica Anderson extracts and isolates DNA from a crime scene sample in 2011.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

14 hrs ago | Examiner.com

A blinding blizzard, a tornado and record temperatures

A blinding blizzard , a tornado and record temperatures top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history .

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Related Topix: Blizzard, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather, Baraga, MI, Ishpeming, MI

18 hrs ago | MLive.com

Flint-area couple challenges Michigan decision not to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

A Flint-area same-sex couple is asking a federal appeals court to make a decision on whether the state should be required to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of Michigan.

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Related Topix: Flint, MI, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Apr 22, 2014

MLive.com

Michigan House, Senate filings: See who's running, who's getting challenged

Term limits have prompted contested GOP primaries in some right-leaning Michigan House and Senate districts, while Republicans also have lined up for the chance to challenge a Democratic incumbent in perhaps the area's most balanced district.

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Related Topix: US News, Cedar Springs, MI, Wyoming, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

WNEM-TV Saginaw

Michigan murderer who escaped scheduled for court

A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February faces a court hearing Wednesday on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

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Related Topix: Prison

WAPT-TV Jackson

Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

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Related Topix: US News, Samuel Alito

WAVE-TV Louisville

High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, US News, Anthony Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Detroit News

Michigan affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, left, standing with Jennifer Gratz, Chief Executive Officer of XIV Foundation, speaks to reporters after arguing their case before the Supreme Court in Washington on Oct. 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Patch.com

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban on Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions, delivering in its divided opinion a blow to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where dwindling minority enrollment has come under fire.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Anthony Kennedy

MLive.com

Governor's Quarters at Bay City's Arbeitoer Hall has 23 taps, plenty of Michigan craft beer

And at the Governor's Quarters Pub and Grill, located in the basement of Arbeitoer Hall in a West Side Bay City neighborhood known for its single family homes, that's exactly what you'll find.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Bay City, MI

Water Online

Water Tax Fuels Race For Michigan's Next Governor

The GOP is using a water reform bill to criticize Mark Schauer, a state senator and a top Democratic candidate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Chris Christie

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Patch.com

10,300 Michigan Kids - Including Some in Your Back Yard - Defy Stereotypes About Arthritis

By Chris Cahill Community Development & Marketing Manager, Arthritis Foundation, Michigan Here's the thing about arthritis: There's a significant false perception that arthritis is a minor affliction that only older people get.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Northville, MI, Farmington, MI

MLive.com

Gift of Life Michigan sues Saginaw County medical examiner over handling of 6-year-old Elijah Dillard's organs

The Gift of Life Michigan and Organ Procurement Agency has filed a lawsuit against Saginaw County and its medical examiner over the handling of the autopsy and organs of 6-year-old Elijah Dillard.

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Related Topix: Saginaw County, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ann Arbor, MI

MLive.com

What Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson wants you to do 'from the comfort of your home'

When ballot committees file campaign finance reports this week in advance of a May 6 vote on a city streets tax proposal , the fundraising data won't be available online.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Kent County, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Reuters

Treasury secretary to show 'commitment' to Detroit in visit

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit bankrupt Detroit this week to highlight the Obama administration's "continued commitment to the city's revitalization and explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth," according to an advisory his department released on Monday.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Patch.com

75 Percent of Michigan Voters Support 'Classrooms & Kids' School Plan, Increased Local Control

Three-quarters of Michigan voters support the "Classrooms and Kids"proposal that would redirect more money into classrooms and preserve local control, a new poll released today shows.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

MLive.com

Letter: 2004 vote to block same-sex marriages in Michigan should stand

Two women stand with signs that state they want equal rights during a pro-gay marriage rally by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 outside of the Genesee County Courthouse in Flint.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Opinion

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