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1 hr ago | Detroit News

Get used to orange barrels, Oakland County

The Road Commission for Oakland County recently received $13.3 million in road funds, including $6.1 million in state Roads and Risk Reserve monies and $7.2 million in RRR moola to the Michigan Department of Transportation, which has been earmarked for county roads.

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Related Topix: Oakland County, MI, Pontiac, MI, Bloomfield Township, MI

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Michigan Radio

A deep dive into Michigan's emergency manager law

Three years ago, only a half-dozen cities and school districts in Michigan were being run by state-appointed emergency managers.

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Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Hamtramck, MI, Ecorse, MI

CBS Local

More Than 323,000 Sign Up For Michigan Medicaid Expansion

More than 323,000 Michigan residents have enrolled in the state's expanded Medicaid program since it launched earlier this year.

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

Detroit Free Press

Senate majority leader says Michigan should rebid Aramark prison contract

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said Thursday the state should rebid its contract for prison food services, given ongoing problems with the existing contractor, as unions stepped up pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder to return the work to state government employees.

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Related Topix: Prison, Michigan Government, Life, Food, Dining, Rick Snyder, US Governors

KAUZ

Man who killed Michigan family gets life in prison

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Pontiac, MI, Oakland County, MI

KTRE-TV Lufkin

Man who killed Michigan family gets life in prison

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.

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Related Topix: Pontiac, MI, Oakland County, MI

Michigan Radio

LCV says the 'Michigan Legislature is failing on state conservation issues'

Jack Schmitt is the Deputy Director of the League's Michigan chapter. He says that means efforts to improve the environment have stalled.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Lansing State Journal

Michigan Shakespeare Festival set for 20th season

Way back in 1995, Shakespeare lovers gathered in Jackson's Ella Sharp Park, sitting on bleachers or grass to watch "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Michigan Radio

Central American children, if they come to Michigan, would stay just 2-4 weeks

The small town of some 2,600 has been thrown into the center of the immigration debate during the past few weeks.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Immigration Reform, Prison, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Family, Kids

Lansing State Journal

Flint standoff: Police say barricaded gunman shot Michigan trooper

Police say a state trooper was wounded when a man believed to be a fugitive killer opened fire from inside a Flint house in which he had barricaded himself for several hours.

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Northern Michigan News

Police: Barricaded gunman wounds Michigan trooper

Police say a state trooper was wounded when a man believed to be a fugitive killer opened fire from inside a Flint house in which he had barricaded himself for several hours.

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Northern Michigan News

Red Cross distributing Michigan storm cleanup kits

The American Red Cross of West Michigan plans to distribute cleanup kits to people whose homes were damaged by recent severe weather in the state.

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Related Topix: Weather

KTVN Reno

Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

A 10-minute climb up 264 steps to the top of the world's tallest waterslide is followed by 10 seconds of adrenaline in a raft rushing nearly straight down at up to 70 mph.

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Related Topix: Weather, US News, US Supreme Court, Immigration Reform

Detroit Free Press

Editorial: No justice for Michigan's juvenile lifers

Two years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court demanded that criminal courts acknowledge what parents, educators and medical researchers have recognized for decades: that teenagers are more vulnerable to negative influences, less culpable for their criminal impulses, and more susceptible to rehabilitation than the adults with whom they share ... (more)

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Detroit Free Press

Michigan girl mauled by raccoon as baby to get new ear grown from own cartilage

Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate, a plastic surgeon at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, reshaped cartilage from Charlotte Ponce's ribs in April to rebuild an ear destroyed in a raccoon attack when she was an infant.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Plastic Surgery

ClickOnDetroit

Audit: Michigan has problems in vulnerable adult protections

Results of the Michigan Auditor General's report were released Wednesday. The audit says efforts evaluating Adult Protective Services activities and efforts in investigating cases of abuse were not effective.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

Sunherald.com

Agave that will bloom only once begins to do so

An American agave plant housed at the University of Michigan for 80 years, seen in a Wednesday, July 9, 2014 photo provided by the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, has begun flowering for the only time in its life cycle.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Doctor will give new ear to girl mauled by raccoon

A surgeon will attach the organ during a 6- to 8-hour procedure Thursday at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

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ClickOnDetroit

Michigan seeks volunteers to help improve websites

Yvonne Morrison, service manager of the User Experience and Quality Assurance team, says in a statement that the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget is looking for "all types of users," from experts to inexperienced ones.

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The Detroit News

Celebrate Michigan, win a prize

Backyard animals are a recurring theme in this year's entries to The Detroit News' eighth annual Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

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Related Topix: Pinconning, MI, Mackinac Island, MI

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