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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Detroit News

Michigan legislators pile on support to prevent insurance hikes for pothole claims

Metro Detroit was left off Pothole.info's list of 10 worst cities for potholes. The area has its share, such as this one last month on Big Beaver between John R and Dequindre.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Recreational Vehicle, Beaver, Fraser, MI

6 hrs ago | Detroit News

Protesters at University of Michigan rally blast affirmative action ruling

Carrying signs and shouting 'Integration now - segregation never,' about 30 people marched on the Diag at the Ann Arbor campus in an event organized by the group By Any Means Necessary, which challenged the Michigan ban in court.

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Related Topix: African-American

10 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

'Oddball Michigan' highlights state's quirkiest places

Author Jerome Pohlen, who lives in Chicago, made numerous road trips into the Mitten State to complete the book, now available from the Chicago Review Press .

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Related Topix: Manistique, MI, us Travel, Travel, Lansing, MI, Somerset Center, MI

15 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

EPA: Endangered mussel in way of Michigan pipeline

Officials involved in construction of a massive water pipeline to serve parts of Michigan, including Flint, are keeping a small endangered mussel in mind as they prepare for work.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Genesee County, MI

19 hrs ago | WJRT

Mid-Michigan Michaels stores affected by security breach

We have a Consumer Alert to pass along about a security breach at Michaels stores.

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23 hrs ago | Detroit News

Michigan leads way in demanding balanced budget

If states can balance their budgets, why not the federal government? Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger has pushed for a national Balanced Budget Amendment, which would require just that.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Opinion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Survey reduces estimated Michigan wolf population

In this Feb. 10, 2006, file photo, provided by Michigan Technological University, a pack of gray wolves is shown on Isle Royale National Park in northern Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Michigan Technological University, US National Parks, Isle Royale National Park

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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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

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

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

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

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

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