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53 min ago | WSJV-TV South Bend

Group creating 40-mile pathway in mid-Michigan

The Saginaw News reports that the Mid-Michigan Community Pathways Group received a $35,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network to develop the path.

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Related Topix: Rosebush, MI, Shepherd, MI, St. Louis, MI

4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Michigan candy marker credits success to nostalgia

The company best known perhaps for its bumpy cake has had a recent journey to success that's been anything but.

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Related Topix: Clinton Township, MI, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Mackinac Island, MI, US Military, US Navy

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Detroit News

Michigan's minimum wage takes first step up

'Any raise in wages is a big plus for us,' said Mya Hill, with her boyfriend, Jonathan Lamb, and their son.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan Government, Life, Food, Dining

WSJV-TV South Bend

Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Michigan Radio

Report: Many Michiganders struggling to make ends meet

According to a new report, 4 in 10 Michigan households meet the definition of "asset-limited, income constrained, employed" - or ALICE for short.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Westland Observer

Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins

Detroit's historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy will culminate in a high-stakes court battle starting Tuesday that will determine the fate of the city's sweeping plan.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Detroit Free Press

Poll: Michigan should place moratorium on new charter schools pending review

The state should place a moratorium on opening any new charter schools until the Michigan Department of Education and the state Legislature conduct a full review of the charter school system, a majority of respondents in a new poll say.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Michigan voters speak out about charter schools

After I read each pair of statements, please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your view 3. If a charter school is run by a full-service, for-profit management company, since they are private corporations, they SHOULD NOT be required to publicly reveal how tax dollars are spent.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Roundtable's new CEO says his job is all about inclusion

Steve Spreitzer, CEO and President of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, photographed at his home in Plymouth on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, MI, Detroit, MI, Prison

Sat Aug 30, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Body of West Michigan teen returned home 30 years after he went missing

It was a homecoming 30-years in the making . Clyde Lee Jourdan ran away from home at the age of 17 in 1978.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Eastern Michigan making campus security upgrades

Eastern Michigan University is completing security upgrades as students return for fall classes.

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Related Topix: Eastern Michigan University, Train Disaster

Detroit Free Press

Michigan's Devin Funchess wearing coveted No. 1 jersey

The No. 1 jersey is back in circulation for Michigan. U-M announced today that Devin Funchess will switch from his current Legends jersey No.

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GMB Wolverine

Michigan Wolverines: Appalachian State - Game Thread

We invite all members to the message board to follow along during the game and comment as things happen on the game thread inside the message board.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Reflections: All those things that make our state so special

I am awakened by this year's iteration of last year's favorite song as the marching band is up and at 'em at the band camp next door.

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Related Topix: Charlevoix, MI, Lake, MI

The Miami Herald

Airwaves heat up in race for Michigan governor

Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democrat Mark Schauer, as the campaigns and their deep-pocketed outside allies sharply focus their message to voters.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Editorial: Lawmakers clueless on Michigan's road to ruin

Summer is traditionally the season when state legislators head home to hear what's on voters' minds, and lawmakers we've spoken to have been getting an earful about the deplorable and increasingly dangerous condition of Michigan roads.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, US News, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Opinion

CBS Local

Vigil Marks Man's 3rd Year Of Imprisonment In Iran

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a former U.S. Marine.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Representative Dan Kildee, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Marcellus Wins Senator Proos' Southwest Michigan Spirit Award

The social network contest spanned six weeks and the schools were divided into four brackets named for features characterizing Southwest Michigan.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News

Door Reminder

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington

Lake Michigan ferry fight rages in Washington S.S. Badger, Lake Express battle for survival Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1tUj7K2 The S.S. Badger arrives in Manitowoc after a 60-mile crossing of Lake Michigan from Ludington, Mich., on Monday, May 6, 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Bill Huizenga, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ludington, MI, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Detroit News

Michigan accountant sentenced in murder case

A southwestern Michigan certified public accountant who was convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of a prominent 70-year-old colleague has been sentenced to prison.

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