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30 min ago | Lansing State Journal

Mike Nystrom: Choice is pay more now, or pay a lot more later

What is the outlook for road funding this year? The answer is: The pressure is on -- on legislators who know we have a road funding problem in Michigan and who must provide a long-term, stable source of funding for our transportation infrastructure.

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4 hrs ago | Fox News

Ex-Michigan Dem governor teaching class on job creation despite spotty record

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm saw her state lose a half-million jobs under her watch, but that isn't stopping her from teaching a graduate course this fall at University of California at Berkeley that will focus on developing job creation strategies.

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5 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

Peters asks Obama for answers on Iraq, defends health care law on 'Michigan Calling'

In a wide-ranging interview on Friday, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters said he does not support sending ground troops to Iraq.

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9 hrs ago | Michigan Radio

How the Republican Party is struggling with the LGBT issue

Thursday is the day we talk Michigan politics with Ken Sikkema, former Senate Majority Leader and Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, and Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics.

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11 hrs ago | The Hill

Greens' ad hits Michigan's Land on Koch ties

The League of Conservation Voters launched an advertising campaign Friday aimed at painting Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land as an extension of the billionaire oil baron Koch brothers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Carl Levin, Michigan, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

13 hrs ago | MLive.com

Watch: Michigan's Austin Hatch featured on The Today Show

The Michigan freshman was featured Friday morning on NBC's "The Today Show," participating in an interview with Maria Shriver.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Detroit News

High court hopeful's abortion stance stirs up Mich. Democrats before convention

The party's Justice and Women's caucuses have taken issue with Murphy's apparent anti-abortion position.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Abortion, Michigan

District Administration

Michigan reform plan isn't an attack on charters

The Michigan Board of Education has issued a series of common-sense recommendations to increase accountability and transparency among the state's charter schools.

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Gamedayr.com

Desmond Howard's Michigan Power Ranking Is More Homer Than Simpson

No homerism here. Nuh uh. No sir, Desmond Howard is being 100% objective when he ranks Michigan No.

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MLive.com

Michigan gay rights push marked by out-of-state contributions, pushback from social conservatives

The push to update Michigan's anti-discrimination law with protections for gay residents has won bipartisan backing from wealthy out-of-state financiers but also prompted pushback from some social conservatives.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Rick Snyder, US Governors

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Older Michiganders not getting the answers they want

How are Michigan's older voters feeling as we head toward the midterm elections? AARP did a survey to find out and they discovered that older Michiganders are anxious and frustrated.

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MLive.com

GOP's third Michigan Supreme Court nominee likely to be Kent County judge

After a girl unfurled an American flag while standing on a horse riding in a circle and the national anthem played at a Caledonia stable Wednesday, Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford spoke with wonder of his apparent coming Republican nomination for the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Pridesource.com

Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples Could Bring Millions To State

The Williams Institute reports that an estimated $53.2 million in spending could come to Michigan's economy from the legalization of same-sex marriage.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Detroit News

Reform Michigan corrections guidelines

Michigan spends more money on corrections than on higher education - about $2 billion annually, or $35,000 per prisoner.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

Freshnews

Michigan's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth

The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine blocking system in Michigan.

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Detroit News

Metro Detroit to get $750K to repair roads, bridges damaged by flooding

Abandoned cars are stranded in the deep flood water on Interstate 696 on Aug. 12 near Mound Road in Warren.

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Michigan Radio

New book explores Civil War reenactments in Michigan

Michigan embraced the Union cause before the first shot at Fort Sumpter was ever fired.

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Seattle Times

Huskies schedule home-and-homes series with both Michigan, BYU

The Huskies will play host to BYU on Sept. 29, 201, and will travel to Provo on Sept.

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The Miami Herald

Michigan to play Washington in football in 2020-21

The Wolverines will play the Huskies in Seattle in 2020 and will host them at the Big House in Ann Arbor the following year.

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97.1 ZHT

Listener Brad & Rachel did the Rhino Experience at The Hogle Zoo

Hi Frankie, Let me start with my husband and I are fellow Michiganders and relocated here almost 6 years ago.

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