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35 min ago | SFGate

Self-driving cars now need a permit from DMV

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency required self-driving cars to be registered and issued testing permits that let three companies dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods - with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard equipment makes a bad decision.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Nevada Government, Nevada, Michigan Government

35 min ago | Detroit News

Roadwork

One of the worst winters in Michigan spawned road problems. Crater-size potholes developed in the southbound lanes of Greenfield from Eight Mile to just north of Nine Mile, forcing repairs.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Weather, Oakland County, MI

35 min ago | Detroit News

Michigan's uninsured rate drops to 11%

Michigan's ranks of the uninsured declined last year and are likely to decline again, according to experts and data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Michiganians without health insurance fell to 1.07 million or 11 percent in 2013 from 1.11 million or 11.4 percent in 2012, according to a sample of residents surveyed by the Census Bureau.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Rick Snyder, US Governors

2 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Aramark prison food contract sparks debate in Michigan Legislature

The Michigan Senate's Democratic leader and Republican Judiciary Committee chairman clashed on the chamber floor over the arrest Monday at the state's St. Louis prison.

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

6 hrs ago | C & G Newspapers

Spike in respiratory illness among Michigan children could be linked to enterovirus

An outbreak of a respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to the hospital in other states has yet to make its way to Michigan, but it could just be a matter of time, according to health officials. "I'm sure that very shortly, within the next few days, we'll get confirmation that enterovirus is in Michigan," said Dr. Edward Walton, the section head for pediatric emergency medicine at Beaumont Children's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Family, Kids

11 hrs ago | Daily-Jeff.com

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. That changed Tuesday, when the agency issued testing permits that allowed three companies to dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods -- with a human "safety driver" behind the wheel in case the onboard computers make a bad decision.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Nevada Government, Nevada, Michigan Government

11 hrs ago | MLive.com

Readers: Send us your photos of West Michigan's morning fog

Dense fog blanketed much of West Michigan this morning, creating visibility of less than a quarter mile in some spots. Readers have started sharing their own fog photos with MLive.com and The Grand Rapids Press.

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14 hrs ago | Detroit News

Roadwork

One of the worst winters in Michigan spawned road problems. Crater-size potholes developed in the southbound lanes of Greenfield from Eight Mile to just north of Nine Mile, forcing repairs.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Weather, Oakland County, MI

17 hrs ago | Examiner.com

A swarm of tornadoes, floundering ships and dead cows

A swarm of tornadoes , floundering ships and dead cows top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history . From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 16. 1886 - A swarm of tornadoes hits southern Lower Michigan from late morning into the early afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kalamazoo, MI, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Brighton, MI, Erie, MI

20 hrs ago | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Dense Fog Advisory over West Michigan till 11 AM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING. HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO A QUARTER MILE OR LESS.

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Related Topix: Weather

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WFNT-AM Burton

AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Drop 12 Cents

Gas prices have dropped 12 cents in the past week according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just under $3.50 per gallon, about six cents less than this same time last year.

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WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Michigan Restaurant Association announces election...

The Michigan Restaurant Association has released its list of endorsements ahead of this fall's election. In the statewide vote, the group is backing incumbent Justices David Viviano and Brian Zahra for the state Supreme Court, as well as Judge James Redford.

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Russia Taday

Retrial begins for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old in 'Reality Show Shooting'

Jury selection began Monday in the retrial for a Michigan police officer accused of killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house while being followed by a reality-TV camera crew. The cop is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Norwalk Citizen News

Tennessee man arrested in 2008 Michigan rape case

Michigan Attorney Gen. Bill Schuette, center, and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting, right, join Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley, left, at police headquarters in Kalamazoo, Mich.,to announce the arrest of Tennessee truck driver Calvin Ray Kelly, 57, for sexual assault of a Southwest Michigan victim in 2008 rape cold case.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Kalamazoo, MI

Michigan Radio

Michigan refugee services in danger of losing $800,000

May Anayi was forced to flee her home in Baghdad after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. She's a teacher.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Rick Snyder, US Governors

MLive.com

'Up north' feel in Saginaw: The Big Ugly Fish seeks title as Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar

Mike Hanley points to a map on the wall at The Big Ugly Fish, a topographical view of Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula. "When I close my eyes, that's where I'd like to be," said Hanley, the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners Chairman who with his wife, Susi, operates the rustic tavern at 1418 State in Saginaw.

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Related Topix: Saginaw, MI, Saginaw County, MI, Glen Arbor, MI

MLive.com

Batman v. Superman in Michigan: Extras needed for mysterious Lansing casting call; get...

The Zack Snyder-directed film "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" appears to have plans for work in Mid Michigan this fall.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

MLive.com

See 50 of your favorite Michigan summer memories in 2014

Seeing these photos made me miss summer already. Several people went to Sleep Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan.

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MLive.com

Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar: There's Michigan craft beers galore at Mitten Bar in Ludington

A city known for its representation of Michigan's beauty, Ludington is home to a bar that houses many of the state's most popular beers. The Mitten Bar, located at 109 W. Ludington Ave., less than a mile from Lake Michigan, is owned and operated by husband and wife Brian and Megan Josefowicz.

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Related Topix: Ludington, MI, Lake, MI, Detroit, MI, Muskegon, MI

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

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