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3 hrs ago | State of Michigan

Michigan Health Endowment Fund receives first BCBSM payment of $100 million

Fund will improve health, wellness of Michigan citizens Thursday, April 17, 2014 LANSING, Mich.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Lansing, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

8 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

Legislature begins debate over $500 million road funding plan

Among other things, they would increase fines for overweight trucks and dedicate part of the state's sales tax to roads.

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12 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Dan Dierdorf back in booth for Michigan football

Dan Dierdorf is coming back to the booth and will be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall.

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Related Topix: Monday Night Football, Michigan, Entertainment, Television

13 hrs ago | CBS Local

It's Official: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Is Running For A 2nd Term

Snyder was accompanied by supporters and volunteers when he turned in his petition signatures to the Michigan Department of State Bureau of Election.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Snyder, Michigan

14 hrs ago | WNDU-TV South Bend

Minorities disproportionately impacted by cancer in Michigan

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and African Americans disproportionately have the highest death rate for any racial and ethnic group.

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Related Topix: Michigan, African-American, Rick Snyder, US Governors

17 hrs ago | Pridesource.com

Couples Celebrate Love And Acceptance at LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo

Southfield got glammed up and fancy this past Saturday, celebrating an LGBT Wedding and Anniversary Expo held at the Southfield Civic Pavilion.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Michigan

21 hrs ago | The Detroit News

State Sen. Colbeck: The smart way to road repair in Michigan

Potholes. We have more than our share of them in Michigan after an exceedingly long, harsh winter.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Rick Snyder

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Detroit News

April 17 is the real Tax Day for Michiganians

Contrary to popular belief, the most important tax day for Michiganians isn't April 15. It's April 17. That's when, on average, you finally earn enough money to pay off all of the taxes you owe for 2014.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Opinion

Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Tennessee LB Josh McMillon, coached by former Wolverine, visits Michigan

As a Michigan alumnus, Whitehaven football coach Rodney Saulsberry had hoped for a prospect who would think beyond the Southeastern Conference.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Tennessee Government, Tennessee

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Father of Trooper Killer Eric Knysz: My Son Will Soon be Dead

The Michigan Department of Corrections says Knysz hung himself in his prison cell while at Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center in Jackson Monday.

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Related Topix: Michigan, State Prisons, Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, Prison

Canadian Business Magazine

With Detroit pension deals taking shape, attention shifts to Michigan lawmakers for $350M

Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Rick Snyder, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Detroit News

Michigan will give Detroit retirement funds $350M up front if retirees approve deal

The state will give Detroit's retirement funds a $350 million lump-sum payment if retirees approve a grand bargain to soften pension cuts and shield the Detroit Institute of Arts from creditors, The News has learned.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Tri-cityherald.com

Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

The deals are tied to Detroit getting money from the state over 20 years, along with $466 million in private money, all to shore up pensions.

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EDGE

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Michigan, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

WLNS-TV Lansing

Judge Holding Hearing On Ban On Same-Sex Benefits

A judge is being asked to call a time-out in a lawsuit that challenges a Michigan law banning same-sex benefits in public schools and local governments.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Gay/Lesbian

ClickOnDetroit

Broken snow record receives mixed reviews

ENVELOPE THAT CLOSED THAT POLICE STATION FOR HOURS. AND SNOW RECORD SHATTERED WE DID IT AND IF IT SOUNDS LIKE A BROKEN RECORD IT IS.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Weather

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Detroit News

Snyder keeps your tax dollars in the family

Gov. Rick Snyder has been made to answer many questions about a state furniture contract involving a company his cousin owns.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Personal Finance, Retirement, Tax, Michigan, Opinion

The Capital-Journal

George Will: A counter for hysterics in Michigan

Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978.

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Related Topix: US News, Michigan, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Georgetown University, Opinion

Lansing State Journal

Michigan named the 11th most 'normal' state

The Wolverine State. The Great Lakes State. Now there's another nickname Michigan can add to its list.

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Kitsap Sun

The Biggest Legal Scandal

You might not know that a nice man named Dave Camp tried to help you earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Michigan

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