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1 hr ago | Maize N Brew

Photo: Michigan Wolverines Sophomore RB Derrick Green Is Lighter, Leaner and Ready

Losing nearly 30 pounds is a plus, but so is going from 29 percent body fat to a mere seven percent.

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

4 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Immigration attorney: Undocumented children in Michigan is nothing new

As undocumented children continue to make their way into the United States from Central America, FOX 17 has been reporting about the proposal in the works that could allow some of those refugees to be housed at a facility in a small town in Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Immigration Reform, Vassar, MI

6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

No Michigan vote allowed on raising minimum wage

The 3-1 vote against certifying the minimum wage drive means lawmakers' approval in May of smaller increases in the hourly wage likely will remain, though advocates of a bigger raise did not rule out an appeal.

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

10 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

U.S. Senate candidate Land's account disclosed, questions remain

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's campaign insisted today that her nearly $3 million in contributions to herself are legal and proper even as Michigan Democrats called on state and federal authorities to investigate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Michigan

13 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Validity of minimum wage, pro-wolf hunt petitions to be decided today

The state Board of Canvassers will meet this morning to determine if there are enough valid signatures on petitions for a minimum wage and pro-wolf hunt questions to make the November ballot.

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17 hrs ago | MLive.com

How to pump $2 billion into Michigan economy? Buy Nearby Guy urges making purchases locally

Michigan's economy could see a boost of nearly $2 billion if consumers made 1 in 5 purchases from local companies, according to a report released by the Michigan Retailers Association as part of its "Buy Nearby" campaign today.

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21 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Michigan had critical, wide-ranging roles in World War I effort

The title of the small, slick-paper pamphlet is straightforward: "What Michigan as a State is Doing to Win the War."

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Related Topix: Michigan, History in the News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Detroit News

Michigan's Prop 1 is good reform

There is an understandable amount of confusion over Proposition 1 on the Aug. 5 primary ballot, yet it deserves the attention of voters because it strategically lowers the economically inefficient personal property tax more effectively than our neighboring states' attempts.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, John Kasich, Opinion

Pridesource.com

State Rep. Zemke Introduces Bill To Prohibit Conversion Therapy In Michigan

State Representative Adam F. Zemke sponsored legislation on July 16 that would outlaw the practice of conversion therapy in Michigan.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Chris Christie

WRAL.com

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.

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

MLive.com

Would sexual orientation, gender identity protection make Michigan business more...

Business groups in the Great Lakes Bay Region are joining the call for Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Saginaw County, MI, Flint, MI, Opinion

WWBN-FM Burton

Michigan Residents Strung Out On Heroin and Dying [VIDEO]

Heroin use is becoming more widespread across Michigan, which is leading to the unfortunate uprising in overdose deaths.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Michigan

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Help decide the 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 22, 2014

Detroit News

Labor Voices: Charter schools fail the test of time

Some 20 years ago, Michigan enacted legislation creating charter schools, with the goal of creating unique, innovative educational opportunities for students across the state.

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Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Rick Snyder, Opinion

Maize N Brew

Michigan, ESPN hit home run with My Wish feature

The University of Michigan football program was recently featured on ESPN's "My Wish" series giving Stephen Loszewski a day to remember.

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

ClickOnDetroit

Michigan fireworks frustration sparks repeal

OFFICERS BROKE OUT THE DRIVERS WINDOW TO TAKE THE DRIVER INTO CUSTODY. Karen: IT'S ABANDON FEW YEARS SINCE MICHIGAN CHANGED THE FIREWORKS LAWS TO MAKE SOME OF THE BIGGER ONES LEGAL.

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The Detroit News

Longtime Michigan athletics PR director Jim Schneider passes away

Jim Schneider, who worked in the University of Michigan athletics public and media relations department from 1978 until his retirement in 2007, passed away on Monday, the university said.

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Maize N Brew

MnB talks Michigan Football with The Michigan Man Podcast

Maize n Brew's Football Editor, Joshua Henschke, appeared on The Michigan Man Podcast with host Mike Fitzpatrick to discuss Michigan's upcoming season.

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

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Loss Of Funding Could Close Michigan Community Health Centers

More than 700,000 Michiganders use their services, but community health centers across the state and nationwide are peering over the edge of a funding cliff, and there is concern for their future.

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Michigan Radio

Michiganders could lose federal tax credits for Obamacare

More than 237,000 of the 272,000 Michiganders who signed up for Obamacare selected a plan through the marketplace with federal financial assistance.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, US News, US Supreme Court

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