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34 min ago | Daily Press & Argus

Michigan woman: Lion at zoo bit off part of finger

State police are investigating a woman's report that a lion bit off part of her finger at a small private zoo in northern Michigan.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

MLive.com

Fatal dog attack: Animal owners face murder charges in West Michigan native's death

Prosecutors in Lapeer County have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple who police say owned Cane Corso dogs that attacked and killed a West Michigan native, the Flint Journal reported .

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Related Topix: Lapeer County, MI, Metamora, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Belding teen runaway's body to be exhumed in Utah, brought back to Michigan

Jourdan, known as Lee, ran away from his home in Belding to Utah in 1979. For decades his mother Mary Hagadus searched for him, even hiring a private investigator.

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ABC News

Murder Charges for Couple Whose Dogs Killed Runner

Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan.

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Advocate

Will Michigan Be The Next State To Ban Conversion Therapy?

A bill was introduced this month that would put an end to performing so-called conversion therapy on minors in the state of Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Chris Christie, US Governors

The Detroit News

Michigan governor race between Snyder, Schauer shouldn't be this close

The most comfortable bet I would make in this election season is that Gov. Rick Snyder would win re-election, and easily.

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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

The Detroit News

Conflicting Michigan, federal marijuana laws may cast cloud of confusion

Michigan's medical marijuana program has recorded some interesting ups and downs, according to state statistics analyzed by The Detroit News.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Oakland County, MI

Detroit Free Press

Feedback: Readers make their own endorsements in Michigan primary election

A strong and reliable bus system is essential to developing a regional transit system and serving the people of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Ann Arbor, MI, Wayne County, MI

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Gov. Snyder, Bill Ford take Michigan comeback to DC

Ford Motor executive chairman Bill Ford and CMS Energy CEO John Russell are joining Gov. Rick Snyder today in Washington, D.C., to talk up Michigan as a place to invest, hire and work.

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

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

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

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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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

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

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