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4 hrs ago | MLive.com

Lisa Wozniak: Michigan Legislature can do much better stewarding state's water, air and land

Greening of the Great Lakes host, Kirk Heinze , speaks with Lisa Wozniak , the Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters , about who's really advocating for the long-term sustainability of Michigan's natural resources.

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8 hrs ago | Detroit News

Gov's race shouldn't be this close

Gov. Rick Snyder has had a productive first term, but challenger Mark Schauer is showing more strength than expected at the polls.

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

12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

MI-Gov: Schauer (D) Economic Plan Includes Bigger Clean Energy Mandate

The plan also calls for some incentive and loan programs to attract new employers to the state and to help entrepreneurs with start-ups of their own.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Pension, Personal Finance, Tax

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Detroit News

Michigan prisoners may get $1K-per-pill hepatitis C care

A new hepatitis C treatment that costs $1,000 a pill will soon be given to some Michigan prison inmates.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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, Chris Christie, US Governors

MLive.com

Two prison correction officers suspended for alleged inappropriate...

A female corrections officer at a Jackson prison was suspended Monday as officials investigate if she had inappropriate relations with an inmate.

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The Daily Beast

The Republican Occupation of DetroitBy Sally Kohn

It took him two tries, thwarting his state's voters' will, but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder got his wish-a major city that is dead politically.

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New York Daily News

Mich. teen abandons 6-hour-old baby girl: cops

A Michigan man found a newborn abandoned on the side of the road after his dog pulled him over toward the baby.

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Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Prospects near decisions after Michigan's BBQ at the Big House

Michigan's "Barbecue at the Big House" recruiting event Sunday didn't yield immediate results in terms of football commitments.

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KSL-TV

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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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

We Energies ruling could shift costs to Michigan

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Presque Isle, WI

Maize N Brew

New Blue, Brian Cole

MI ATH Brian Cole became the ninth commitment in the Michigan class on Saturday, when he announced his intention to commit to the Maize and Blue before the BBQ at the Big House even began.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Country, Wolverines, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Michigan NCAA

Detroit Free Press

Michigan governor hopeful 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% 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, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Battle Creek Enquirer

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, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Rick Snyder, US Governors

MLive.com

Susan J. Demas: Here's one key way Michigan hasn't recovered from the Great Recession

The GOP governor is counting on the state's modest economic recovery to propel him to victory in November -- and it looks like a pretty good bet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Tax, 9, Sam Brownback, US Senate, Republican

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, Southfield, MI, US News

WTVG-TV Toledo

Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.

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WLUC-TV Negaunee

Prison throws out 4,000 pounds of potatoes

Staff at the Alger Correctional Facility threw away more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes after finding a maggot infestation in a delivery this past week.

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Related Topix: Prison, Michigan

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WJRT

'Pure Michigan' tourism campaign goes international

The phrase 'Pure Michigan' has become a household name. It is a brand name that resonates not only among Michiganders, but now around the country and even the world.

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Detroit Free Press

Flanagan to hold first of two charter school meetings today

State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan will host representatives from Michigan's charter school authorizers today.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University

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