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1 hr ago | The Detroit News

More Michigan dads volunteer to help at school

Chris Lattin patiently pronounces a list of words, while students scribble them down for a spelling test.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Zeeland, MI, Harper Woods, MI, Roseville, MI

5 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Michigan legislators weigh giving drivers saliva tests for marijuana

Under a bill proposed in Lansing, Michigan could become the first state to adopt a roadside saliva test that aims to tell police whether a driver is impaired due to consuming pot.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Michigan Government, Lansing, MI

5 hrs ago | The Detroit News

U-M analysis: Rural health care options more limited in Michigan

Consumers in Metro Detroit have plenty of insurance options to choose from under the subsidized federal marketplace, with hospitals accepting most of those plans.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Escanaba, MI, Medicine

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Detroit News

Is Land the answer in Michigan?

Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978.

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Related Topix: US News, Michigan Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Georgetown University, Big Box Retailers, Opinion

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Nine Year Old Michigan Boy Makes A Prehistoric Discovery

Mastodons - elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago - are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

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USA Today

No Flash in the pan: Iconic hero turns 80

For 80 years, Flash Gordon has been entertaining every one of us. Alex Raymond's iconic blonde-haired, Yale-educated, hero has influenced popular culture in ways most people don't even realize.

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Related Topix: Flash Gordon, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Movies

MLive.com

Michigan Arts Council awards 32 new leader grants, just one to an individual among eight...

Seven arts organizations including ArtPrize Grand Rapids are among 32 grants statewide awarded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to promote leadership in the arts among a younger generation.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Kent County, MI, Entertainment

Lansing State Journal

Wicked weather cuts swath across mid-Michigan

Leroy and Stephanie Schafer were on their way to have dinner with friends in Lansing on Saturday evening when they got a call from one of their sons, who was milking cows on their dairy farm in Westphalia.

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Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Westphalia, MI, Ionia County, MI, Clinton County, MI

Greenwich Citizen

Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud

The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option - the Internet - to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state's quarter released 10 years ago.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Sat Apr 19, 2014

UpNorthLive.com

Grant awarded to remove dam that caused fish kill

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $272,500 to remove a dam at a yoga retreat that malfunctioned, killing thousands of fish in the Pigeon River in the northern Lower Peninsula.

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Lansing State Journal

Road kill bill would make claiming animals simpler

Getting a drive-through meal could take on new meaning in Michigan if legislation is approved making it easier to take home road kill.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

KTVU Oakland

Judge tells killer: 'I hope you die in prison'

"A smile and outburst from a convicted killer sent a Michigan judge, as you can see, flying off the handle."

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Labor union attorney seeks Detroit pension commitment

A labor union attorney wants a state of Michigan commitment to funding for a so-called Detroit bankruptcy grand bargain before retirees vote on pension fund settlements.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Patch.com

Toothy Find a Reminder of Life in Michigan 10,000 Years Ago

This story will bring a smile to anyone who ever went exploring for nothing in particular and came home with something rare.

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MLive.com

Democrat Mark Schauer files 27,000 signatures to make Michigan ballot, challenge Gov. Rick Snyder

Democrat Mark Schauer dropped off an estimated 27,000 signatures at the Michigan Secretary of State headquarters on Friday in order to appear on the 2014 ballot as a candidate for governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Education Etc.

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Detroit News

Michigan farmers fear winter impact on crop yield

Ken DeCock, owner of Boyka's DeCock Farms and Greenhouses in Macomb Township, holds corn that should have been planted by now.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Weather

WLNS-TV Lansing

Michigander's Give President Obama A Slight Boost In Approval

A passerby discovered the body around 1:15 p.m. Thursday in a watery ditch near the intersection of Port Lansing Road and Capital City Boulevard.

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CBS Local

University Of Michigan Moves On Construction Work

The University of Michigan is moving forward with plans for a $135 million addition to its business school and other construction projects.

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MLive.com

Easter Weekend Forecast: West Michigan could hit 70 degrees

Fire up the grill and plan the Easter egg hunt outdoors this year: a pleasant weekend is in store this holiday weekend across West Michigan.

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Examiner.com

Flooding, large hail and a massive tornado

Flooding, large hail and a massive tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Hailstorm, Weather, Tornado, Hurricane, Eaton County, MI

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