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44 min ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Michigan Restaurant Association announces election...

The Michigan Restaurant Association has released its list of endorsements ahead of this fall's election. In the statewide vote, the group is backing incumbent Justices David Viviano and Brian Zahra for the state Supreme Court, as well as Judge James Redford.

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2 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Retrial begins for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old in 'Reality Show Shooting'

Jury selection began Monday in the retrial for a Michigan police officer accused of killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house while being followed by a reality-TV camera crew. The cop is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Tennessee man arrested in 2008 Michigan rape case

Michigan Attorney Gen. Bill Schuette, center, and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting, right, join Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley, left, at police headquarters in Kalamazoo, Mich.,to announce the arrest of Tennessee truck driver Calvin Ray Kelly, 57, for sexual assault of a Southwest Michigan victim in 2008 rape cold case.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Kalamazoo, MI

4 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

Michigan refugee services in danger of losing $800,000

May Anayi was forced to flee her home in Baghdad after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. She's a teacher.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Rick Snyder, US Governors

6 hrs ago | MLive.com

'Up north' feel in Saginaw: The Big Ugly Fish seeks title as Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar

Mike Hanley points to a map on the wall at The Big Ugly Fish, a topographical view of Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. "When I close my eyes, that's where I'd like to be," said Hanley, the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners Chairman who with his wife, Susi, operates the rustic tavern at 1418 State in Saginaw.

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Related Topix: Saginaw, MI, Saginaw County, MI, Glen Arbor, MI

7 hrs ago | MLive.com

Batman v. Superman in Michigan: Extras needed for mysterious Lansing casting call; get...

The Zack Snyder-directed film "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" appears to have plans for work in Mid Michigan this fall.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

7 hrs ago | MLive.com

See 50 of your favorite Michigan summer memories in 2014

Seeing these photos made me miss summer already. Several people went to Sleep Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan.

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11 hrs ago | MLive.com

Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar: There's Michigan craft beers galore at Mitten Bar in Ludington

A city known for its representation of Michigan's beauty, Ludington is home to a bar that houses many of the state's most popular beers. The Mitten Bar, located at 109 W. Ludington Ave., less than a mile from Lake Michigan, is owned and operated by husband and wife Brian and Megan Josefowicz.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI, Lake, MI, Detroit, MI, Muskegon, MI

15 hrs ago | Detroit News

Amtrak's Detroit-Chicago trip to get faster, plusher with upgrades

Passengers at the Royal Oak station board an Amtrak train bound for Chicago Friday afternoon. Michigan transportation officials hope faster service and on-time scheduling build ridership.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Schwarz, Michigan Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

MLive.com

Downtowns now and then: Why they're important to Michigan's economic development,

Walk into thriving downtowns in the state and you'll see a few key elements: walkable streets, commercial space, public events and most importantly people. "Obviously that's the main component.

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Detroit Free Press

Brian Dickerson: What if Michigan picked its governor by coin toss?

In Poplarville, Miss. , two candidates who received exactly the same number of votes in last Tuesday's election drew straws two nights later to decide who will fill a vacancy on the Poplarville Board of Aldermen.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Michigan State University, Jennifer Granholm

MLive.com

Life, death and an Irish jig: Michigan Irish Music Festival delights crowds on final day

How do you make death a joyous affair? Ask Steve and Cathy Jo Smith, experts on the rituals of an Irish wake. There is no mourning in the house.

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Related Topix: Norton Shores, MI, Muskegon, MI

MLive.com

Derrick Green demands the football, then pays dividends for Michigan with big rushing day

Michigan's Derrick Green grabbed his second 100-yard day of the season Saturday, and the first multi-touchdown game of his career in the Wolverines' 34-10 win over Miami . , the Wolverines' sophomore running back went to the coaching staff and made a demand.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Marijuana smell on Michigan kindergartener leads cops to dad's homegrown pot

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot. / AFP/Getty Images An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

MLive.com

Huge salt price increases will squeeze road budgets across Michigan

We've checked with counterparts in Ohio and they're looking at $80, $90, or even $100 a ton. So it could be a lot worse.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Ypsilanti, MI

Detroit News

Central Michigan University's biosciences building raises school's profile

Central Michigan University will launch its biggest building project yet when it breaks ground Wednesday on a $95 million biosciences building. As Michigan's pool of high school graduates continues to shrink, Central Michigan University, like all universities in the state, is competing for fewer students.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit News

Climate change may push Michigan into no-fly zone for many bird species

When someone among the faithful birding community in the Mount Pleasant area comes across a Bohemian waxwing, word about a rare sighting of the bird gets out quickly through social media and cellphones. But even the best communication tools might not help birders find their favorites in the coming decades.

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Detroit News

Cars-for-hire companies Uber, Lyft jockey for Michigan drivers

Uber drivers like Khalil Refai, above, in Detroit, use their own cars to provide rides to customers. As cars-for-hire services grow, the two major players in Michigan - Uber and Lyft - are battling each other for a limited amount of drivers, in some cases wooing them away from their rival company with bonuses and perks.

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Related Topix: iPhone

WILX-TV Lansing

University of Michigan Marks 'Banner' Bicentennial

University of Michigan musicians are tuning up for tributes to "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the song's 200th anniversary. The Ann Arbor school's marching band, a 500-voice choir and dance team combine Saturday for a football halftime show to present "Proudly We Hail."

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MLive.com

Live updates: Western Michigan battles Idaho looking for first win of season

Western Michigan plays at Idaho today looking for its first win of the season, which would match last year's total. (Junfu Han Join Kalamazoo Gazette sports reporter David Drew for live updates during today's 5 p.m. Western Michigan University football game against Idaho.

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