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3 hrs ago | Detroit News

Four Michigan donors take advantage of court ruling to increase political giving

Four Michiganians are among 310 nationwide who have taken advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court decision four months ago that eliminated limits on the amount of overall political contributions and have increased their giving, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell, US Supreme Court

8 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge at the helm of the historic bankruptcy trial, which started Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

9 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Police: Slaying of teen whose body burned random

A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his... Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chris Christie, US Governors, Bob McDonnell

12 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice

The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says it could not substantiate 16 complaints by advocacy groups who accused the government of abusing unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended along the... A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government ... (more)

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

17 hrs ago | WFNT-AM Burton

AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Increase Eight Cents

Gas prices have increased AAA Michigan reports. Michigan's current statewide average is just under $3.59 per gallon, up eight cents from last week.

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21 hrs ago | Patch.com

Winter's Polar Vortex Chapped Apples of Your Cheeks, But Not Michigan's Apple Crop

Apple orchards around the state are expecting a bumper crop. Where's your favorite place to pick apples? Tell us below in the comments.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Yesterday | Detroit News

Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning

No waiting until high school: First-graders are in an honors program at Memorial Elementary in Garden City.

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Related Topix: Bloomfield Hills, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Storm systems spawn tornadoes in northern Michigan, soak metro Detroit

If you're trying to save for a new car, it helps to have a plan that keeps you disciplined and on... Parade participants take shelter from the rain under their banner as they march in the annual Detroit Labor Day Parade on Monday.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Detroit, MI

Detroit Free Press

Michigan has a plan with Graham Glasgow's return; Jabrill Peppers will be ready

For Michigan-Notre Dame week, Brady Hoke is keeping things tight. The Wolverines football coach faces a dilemma with offensive lineman Graham Glasgow coming off his one-game suspension and a line that played very well in the 52-14 win against Appalachian State, rolling up 350 rushing yards.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Police: Michigan man found dead after barn fire

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating the death of a 54-year-old man whose body was found after a barn fire in Exeter Township.

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Detroit Free Press

Robot to join Gov. Snyder for Mackinac Bridge Walk

Thousands of walkers cross the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, during the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk in Mackinaw City.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, US Governors, Rick Snyder

WSJV-TV South Bend

Group creating 40-mile pathway in mid-Michigan

The Saginaw News reports that the Mid-Michigan Community Pathways Group received a $35,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network to develop the path.

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Related Topix: Rosebush, MI, Shepherd, MI, St. Louis, MI

The Wichita Eagle

Michigan candy marker credits success to nostalgia

The company best known perhaps for its bumpy cake has had a recent journey to success that's been anything but.

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Related Topix: Clinton Township, MI, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Mackinac Island, MI, US Military, US Navy

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Detroit News

Michigan's minimum wage takes first step up

'Any raise in wages is a big plus for us,' said Mya Hill, with her boyfriend, Jonathan Lamb, and their son.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan Government, Life, Food, Dining

WSJV-TV South Bend

Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Michigan Radio

Report: Many Michiganders struggling to make ends meet

According to a new report, 4 in 10 Michigan households meet the definition of "asset-limited, income constrained, employed" - or ALICE for short.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Westland Observer

Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins

Detroit's historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy will culminate in a high-stakes court battle starting Tuesday that will determine the fate of the city's sweeping plan.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Detroit Free Press

Poll: Michigan should place moratorium on new charter schools pending review

The state should place a moratorium on opening any new charter schools until the Michigan Department of Education and the state Legislature conduct a full review of the charter school system, a majority of respondents in a new poll say.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Michigan voters speak out about charter schools

After I read each pair of statements, please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your view 3. If a charter school is run by a full-service, for-profit management company, since they are private corporations, they SHOULD NOT be required to publicly reveal how tax dollars are spent.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Roundtable's new CEO says his job is all about inclusion

Steve Spreitzer, CEO and President of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, photographed at his home in Plymouth on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, MI, Detroit, MI, Prison

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