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17 min 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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Related Topix: Central Michigan University

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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WLUC-TV Negaunee

Gandhi's grandson to speak at Michigan Tech

The grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi is bringing his message of peace and nonviolent activism to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Arun Gandhi is scheduled to speak Friday evening at Michigan Technological University's Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

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Related Topix: Michigan Technological University

MLive.com

Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar: Thank you Lansing, now we're off to Grand Rapids

Our visits to Dagwood's, the Peanut Barrel, Zoobie's and Harry's Place revealed just what we expected: Loyal patrons, a few characters, plenty of great beer and some tasty food. Photographer Fritz Klug and reporter Jay Smith at MLive Lansing will have a recap of all four visits later today.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Doctors await test results to confirm Enterovirus D-68 in West Michigan

More than 10 states around the Midwest and southeast have reported seeing similarly high numbers of hospitalizations of children with severe respiratory illness. Michigan has yet to confirm any cases of Enterovirus D-68, though doctors say they're just awaiting the test results.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Hustle Belt

Former Michigan WR Csont'e York Is Enrolled At Toledo

A bit of Toledo news that doesn't involve a season-ending injury is surely welcomed news for Rockets fans. The Detroit News first reported that former Michigan receiver Csont'e York is now enrolled at UT after being dismissed from the Wolverines in August.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Know your Syracuse Football Foe: Central Michigan

Central Michigan began as the Central Michigan Normal School in 1892, and it was the state's second "Normal School" . Most of the original class of 31 students was of high school age.

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Related Topix: Central Michigan University, Beaver Island, MI, Mount Pleasant, MI, Lost, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Sports, Syracuse University NCAA, NCAA Sports

Detroit News

Grass killer creates 'disgusting' image on field at Michigan high school

Officials say a woman, her 16-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old boy are suspected of using grass killer in an attempt to create an image of male genitalia across a Michigan high school football field. The Monroe County sheriff's department says it began investigating the damage last week along with Bedford Public Schools officials.

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Detroit News

Michigan prisons chief canceled $98K fine against Aramark

Michigan prisons chief Daniel Heyns canceled a $98,000 fine against food provider Aramark in March after Gov. Rick Snyder's chief of staff sent him an email about the situation, the Correction Department confirmed Friday. Aramark Corp. was fined after not getting approval to make meal substitutions 52 times, failing to make the appropriate number of meals 240 times and allowing 12 instances of poor staff conduct involving over-familiarity with prisoners, according to two state letters addressed to the company dated March 6. It took over Michigan prison food service operations late last year that eliminated 370 union jobs.

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

WLNS-TV Lansing

Hearing To Resume In Fatal Michigan Dog Attack

It's a story we have been following for weeks now, the concerning out-break of the Enterovirus disease that's been detected across the country. The victims are the driver and passenger in a car rear-ended by a semi on US-127 Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Ingham County, MI, Mason, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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