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6 min ago | Detroit Free Press

Michigan 'not going to wait long' in push for charter school accountability

Participants in a three-hour meeting today between Michigan schools Superintendent Michael Flanagan and education advocates left convinced of one thing -- Flanagan isn't joking when he says he's going to hold authorizers accountable.

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Related Topix: Okemos, MI

4 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Which tests for Michigan students? Educators, residents share views at hearing

State education officials are getting an earful from Michigan residents -- most of them educators -- about how the state should move forward with statewide testing of students.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., Hudsonville, MI, Standardized Testing, Education

8 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

Gas Prices Skyrocket Around Mid-Michigan

Southeastern Michigan authorities say they've arrested a 17-year-old boy who chased his mother with an ax after she flushed his marijuana down the toilet.

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12 hrs ago | Education Week

Michigan to hold hearing on new standardized test

The public will get a chance to weigh in on what Michigan's next standardized test for students should look like.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

15 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Michigan House races heat up in key Wayne County districts

With 20 state House districts, Wayne County sends more legislators to Lansing than any other county in the state.

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Related Topix: Wayne County, MI, Immigration Reform, US News, Asian-American

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Where are the monarchs? Michigan's extreme winter takes toll on butterflies

Monarchs missing in Michigan: Monarch butterflies, once plentiful throughout Michigan, are a rare sighting this year.

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Related Topix: University of Kansas, Science, Ecology, Agriculture

The Windsor Star

Canadian, Michigan governments to announce CEO for DRIC bridge

It is expected the new CEO to oversee construction and operation of the planned Detroit River bridge will be announced Wednesday by the Canadian and Michigan governments.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Detroit, MI, Canada,

Lansing State Journal

Michigan governor hopeful Mark Schauer: Increase spending on schools, roads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer today released a 24-page "blueprint" to improve the state's economy, calling for increased spending on public education, a program to fix crumbling roads and bridges, and a 30 percent renewable energy standard he said would make Michigan a national leader.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan Government, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Philly.com

More maggots found in Aramark prison food

Officials have discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Rick Snyder

MLive.com

New UMS Rewind allows public to digitally search University of Michigan performance archive

Have you ever wondered if there were any major musical performances in Ann Arbor the day you were born? Now, it's possible with the University Musical Society's UMS Rewind .

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Related Topix: Entertainment

MLive.com

Openly gay candidates in 2014 primary seek to bring missing voice to Michigan Legislature

As Michigan lawmakers debate anti-discrimination protections for gay residents , advocates say a key voice is missing in Lansing: An open LGBT member.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Michigan Government, Southfield, MI, US News

Sunherald.com

Ex-radio host expected to plea in child porn probe

Prosecutors say John Balyo is due in Grand Rapids federal court Tuesday, just weeks after his arrest on state charges at a Christian music festival in Gaylord.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WJRT

'Pure Michigan' tourism campaign goes international

The phrase 'Pure Michigan' has become a household name. It is a brand name that resonates not only among Michiganders, but now around the country and even the world.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Michigan Radio

Many Michigan voters to decide whether to raise taxes to fix their community's roads

Most state leaders agree that Michigan needs to fix its roads. But they're still struggling with how to do that.

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Related Topix: Ionia County, MI, Farmington Hills, MI, Tecumseh, MI

CBS Local

Michigan Residents Asked To Respect Local Rattlesnakes

In light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden, Michigan naturalists have asked residents to respect the local rattlesnake population.

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News Observer

Northern Michigan lawmaker's mom supports opponent

Schmidt, of Traverse City, will face fellow Republican Rep. Greg MacMaster in the 37th District's Aug. 5 primary.

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ClickOnDetroit

5 Michigan counties get share of $2.5M to fight blight

Projects in five Michigan counties are getting a share of more than $2.5 million to help fight blight as well as create senior housing, officials said.

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Related Topix: Genesee, MI, Genesee County, MI, Battle Creek, MI, Calhoun County, MI

Maize N Brew

33 Days to Michigan Football

Ben hasn't been on the field for the Wolverines yet, but he is one smart man. He studies mechanical engineering in UM's College of Engineering, and wants to design sports equipment after college.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Michigan NCAA

Detroit News

Eliminate personal property tax, make Michigan more competitive

Michigan's Personal Property Tax makes the state uncompetitive in attracting jobs that should naturally gravitate to the Great Lakes State.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Body Found in Southeast Michigan Lake

Southeastern Michigan authorities say that a 34-year-old Toledo, Ohio-area man apparently drowned after falling from a personal watercraft on a private lake.

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