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12 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Farmington Hills Observer

Michigan school chief promises to get tough with charter school authorizers

State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced today he is cracking down on Michigan's charter school authorizers if authorizers' performance does not measure up.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Education Etc.

Detroit News

Michigan ranks 9th in prisoner health care costs, study finds

Michigan has the nation's ninth-highest cost of prisoner health care in large part to an aging inmate population, according to a study released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government

MLive.com

Appeals court won't let Oakland County Clerk enter statement in Michigan gay marriage ban case

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown permission to file a statement in support of a Hazel Park couple who sued the state over Michigan's gay marriage ban .

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, Representative Mark Schauer, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gay/Lesbian, Oakland County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Patch.com

'Illegal' Sentence Could Keep Michigan Man Behind Bars for Life

Leon Echols, 43, admits to being a "knucklehead" a quarter of a century ago, but says murder wasn't part of the plan when he sat in the back seat as his buddy haggled over price with the owner of a used car his friend hoped to buy.

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Related Topix: Michigan Government, Violent Crime, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life, Self Defense

Chicago Tribune

Lake Michigan water level on rise after years of decline

For Capt. Ralph Steiger, launching his 21-foot walleye boat out of Chicago harbors last year had become a precarious affair.

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The Modesto Bee

Presidential library gets portrait of Betty Ford

Columnist Laura Berman of The Detroit News reports an unveiling of the painting by Patricia Hill Burnett is Tuesday at the library in Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts

Boston.com

Flooding closes bridges along the Mississippi; high winds injure six in Michigan

A shopping plaza in Grand Rapids, Mich., was heavily damaged by a storm packing winds of 80 miles per hour.

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Related Topix: Weather, Grand Rapids, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Detroit News

Small Michigan village, reserve cops from afar find mutual gains

The reserves, who aren't paid, donate enough money to the village to cover the $38,000 police budget and some other government expenses.

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