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Judge faces penalty for detaining kids who refused dad visit

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Michigan Strategic Fund approves projects that will invest in state, create jobs

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Michigan Strategic Fund approves projects that will invest in state, create jobs


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Speaker defends quick income tax vote after Snyder scolding

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Speaker defends quick income tax vote after Snyder scolding


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Flint mayor criticizes end of state credits on water bills

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New features for Facebook’s Safety Check

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UW-Madison student trying to start 'alt-right' group was convicted of arson at black churches

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Call for job-creation incentives is renewed in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and economic development officials are readying a new push to offer tax breaks to attract large-scale business expansions, contending that Michigan has missed out on jobs being aggressively sought by other states. Senators hope to propose their legislation in the coming week. At the same time, business executives and other backers of the bills will amplify public efforts to persuade skeptics. The measures won approval in the Republican-led Senate last year only to die in the GOP-controlled House   Read More ...
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Snyder panel calls for free preschool, community college
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan should make community college free for all and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state's public universities, says a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The panel released a report Friday that calls for getting rid of grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content. The study also recommends universal access to preschool for all 4-year-olds — not just disadvantaged and poor ones — and state aid to help pay for school buildings in low-income districts and those used by publicly funded charter schools   Read More ...
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Michigan panel calls for free preschool, community college, recommends abolishing grade levels
LANSING, Mich. - Michigan should make community college free for all and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state's public universities, says a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The panel released a report Friday that calls for getting rid of grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content. The study also recommends universal access to preschool for all 4-year-olds — not just disadvantaged and poor ones — and state aid to help pay for school buildings in low-income districts and those used by publicly funded charter schools   Read More ...
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Snyder panel calls for free preschool, community college
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan should make community college free for all and give merit-based scholarships to high school graduates who attend the state's public universities, says a commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The panel released a report Friday that calls for getting rid of grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content. The study also recommends universal access to preschool for all 4-year-olds — not just disadvantaged and poor ones — and state aid to help pay for school buildings in low-income districts and those used by publicly funded charter schools   Read More ...
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Gov. Snyder activates state's emergency operations center to monitor wind storm damage
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has activated the state’s emergency operations center to closely monitor and share information as increasing reports of storm damage and power outages across the state are becoming available from local communities and utilities, officials announced Wednesday. "As Michiganders are struggling with storm damage and power outages from some of the extreme winds that are blowing through the state, our first priority is the safety and security of residents," Snyder said   Read More ...
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Judge faces penalty for detaining kids who refused dad visit
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a 30-day suspension for a suburban Detroit judge who ordered three siblings to juvenile detention for failing to visit their father. The court will hear arguments Wednesday about the recommendation from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, which acts as a watchdog over judges. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca is asking the court to dismiss the case or order no more than a reprimand   Read More ...
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Judge faces penalty for detaining kids who refused dad visit
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a 30-day suspension for a suburban Detroit judge who ordered three siblings to juvenile detention for failing to visit their father. The court will hear arguments Wednesday about the recommendation from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, which acts as a watchdog over judges. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca is asking the court to dismiss the case or order no more than a reprimand   Read More ...
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Judge faces penalty for detaining kids who refused dad visit
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a 30-day suspension for a suburban Detroit judge who ordered three siblings to juvenile detention for failing to visit their father. The court will hear arguments Wednesday about the recommendation from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, which acts as a watchdog over judges. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca is asking the court to dismiss the case or order no more than a reprimand   Read More ...
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Judge faces penalty for detaining kids who refused dad visit
LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a 30-day suspension for a suburban Detroit judge who ordered three siblings to juvenile detention for failing to visit their father. The court will hear arguments Wednesday about the recommendation from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, which acts as a watchdog over judges. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca is asking the court to dismiss the case or order no more than a reprimand   Read More ...
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As snow and ice melt, dead fish will be seen on many lakes
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As snow and ice cover recede from Michigan lakes, officials say people should be prepared to see dead fish or other aquatic creatures in the water. The Department of Natural Resources says winter conditions often cause die-offs of fish, turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish. Martha Wolgamood of the Fisheries Division says "winter kill" is common, particularly in shallow lakes with excess vegetation and soft bottoms. It also happens in ponds, streams and canals   Read More ...
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Bill keeps government bid info secret until contract awarded
LANSING, Mich. - A bill that would keep bids secret until the state government awards a contract is nearing final approval in the Michigan Legislature. Supporters say the legislation up for a vote in the House Tuesday would prevent firms from using the Freedom of Information Act to access the bid information of competitors in order to win a state contract. Companies' trade secrets and other financial and propriety information would be fully exempt from disclosure   Read More ...
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GM to lay off 1,100 at Michigan plant, move Acadia
LANSING, Mich. — General Motors Co. will lay off as many as 1,100 workers at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant when it phases out production of the first generation GMC Acadia in May. Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant will lose its third shift and about a third of its workers as the automaker shifts production of the next generation of the SUV to Spring Hill, Tenn., Erin Davis, GM's Lansing spokeswoman, said in a statement   Read More ...
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Construction starts on solar power project at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Construction has started on a solar power project at Michigan State University. The East Lansing school says carports with solar arrays are being built at five parking lots. They'll cover most of the parking spaces in each lot and provide partial protection for vehicles from inclement weather. The project will be owned by South Bend, Indiana-based Inovateus Solar and British Columbia, Canada-based Alterra Power. The number of parking spots isn't being affected   Read More ...
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Michigan offers prize in fight to keep ‘highly evolved’ Asian carp out of Great Lakes
LANSING, MICHIGAN – Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan’s global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world’s largest freshwater system   Read More ...
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Michigan asks for public's help in battle against invasive Asian carp
LANSING, Mich. - Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan’s global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world’s   Read More ...
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Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the   Read More ...
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Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the   Read More ...
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Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp
By CHRIS EHRMANN Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is turning to the public for help fighting Asian carp. The state plans to offer a prize to someone who can come up with a way to keep the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes. Michigan's Legislature and governor allocated $1 million to develop a global invasive carp challenge. Details on how much prize money will be offered are   Read More ...
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Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is turning to the public for help fighting Asian carp. The state plans to offer a prize to someone who can come up with a way to keep the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes. Michigan’s Legislature and governor allocated $1 million to develop a global invasive carp challenge. Details on how much prize money will be offered are being worked out. Officials also   Read More ...
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Trump fans stage series of small rallies across U.S.
LANSING, Mich. Supporters of President Donald Trump held a second day of small rallies on Saturday in communities around the country, a counterpoint to a wave of protests that have taken place since his election in November. Organizers of the so-called Spirit of America rallies in at least 28 of the country's 50 states had said they expected smaller turn-outs than the huge crowds of anti-protesters that clogged the streets   Read More ...
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Trump fans stage series of small rallies across U.S
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Supporters of President Donald Trump held a second day of small rallies on Saturday in communities around the country, a counterpoint to a wave of protests that have taken place since his election in November. Organizers of the so-called Spirit of America rallies in at least 28 of the country's 50 states had said they expected smaller turn-outs than the huge crowds of anti-protesters that clogged   Read More ...
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Meijer to open its 1st stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Meijer is opening its first stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this year. Meijer is expected to open the first store in Escanaba on May 22, followed by another in Sault Ste. Marie this summer. A date for that location hasn't been announced yet. The Grand Rapids-based supercenter chain retailer grew south into other states before expanding across the Mackinac Bridge. It also has locations in Ohio,   Read More ...
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Michigan's funding for pollution cleanup is nearly gone: Now what?
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan has spent or obligated almost all of a dedicated source of funding needed to clean up and redevelop 7,000 polluted sites across the state, leaving lawmakers to question the Snyder administration on what, if any, plan there is to ask voters for permission to borrow more money. A 1998 ballot measure authorized the state to issue $675 million in bonds for environmental protection along with waterfront   Read More ...
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U.P. lawmaker wants to ban pop purchases on Bridge cards
LANSING, Mich. — Using a state-issued Bridge card to buy a bottle of pop would be prohibited under a bill introduced this week by an Upper Peninsula lawmaker. The measure is two-fold: To keep people healthier and to weed out those who buy cases of cheap pop and use bottle return money for restricted items, the bill's sponsor says. “There are people who buy a case of pop, take it   Read More ...
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Long-time Michigan elections director to retire in June
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s long-time elections director will retire in June after 36 years on the job. Chris Thomas made the announcement Tuesday. He was appointed elections director in 1981 by then-Secretary of State Richard Austin, a Democrat. He then served under three Republican secretaries of state, most recently Ruth Johnson. In his resignation letter, Thomas said he takes “great pride” in the Bureau of Elections team and it has   Read More ...
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Michigan Strategic Fund approves projects that will invest in state, create jobs
LANSING, Mich. - Projects expected to generate nearly $187 million in total investment and create 1,445 jobs in Michigan were approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday. AM General, LLC, a manufacturer of military, commercial and consumer vehicles headquartered in South Bend, Ind., is planning to move operations from a site in Livonia to a facility in Auburn Hills. The Michigan location was chosen   Read More ...
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Badgers men's basketball: Struggles continue for No. 16 Wisconsin in 84-74 loss at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The help the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team needed arrived Saturday, a gift-wrapped package delivered from 60 miles down the road in Ann Arbor. A day later, the Badgers placed the equivalent of a return-to-sender stamp on it with a performance in a venue that continues to be a house of horrors for the program. “We got the help that we needed,” UW senior forward   Read More ...
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College basketball: Wisconsin drops another road game, falling to Michigan State
Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges added 17 points and Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15 to help Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin, 84-74, on Sunday in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games, moving them into a third-place tie in the conference and perhaps sealing their spot in a 20th straight NCAA tournament. The   Read More ...
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Decades later, Michigan man admits to ALF-related attacks, including Washington State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man who denied firebombing an animal researcher’s laboratory at Michigan State University in 1992 even as he pleaded guilty now admits he carried out the attack and participated in others across the country. Rodney Coronado told the Lansing State Journal he was a member of the Animal Liberation Front that targeted researchers and others they believed were mistreating animals. “In my heart, I was   Read More ...
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Badgers men's basketball: D'Mitrik Trice pays first visit as player to place where brother played
EAST LANSING, Mich. — D’Mitrik Trice is being a pest, and that’s what younger brothers do. But the request he’s made is legitimate and can’t be dismissed as an annoying sibling thing. When the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team plays Michigan State today at the Breslin Center, the freshman point guard’s cheering section is expected to include his older brother. Travis Trice Jr. is going great lengths to get   Read More ...
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Stabenow, Peters pressured over Trump's Supreme Court pick
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's two Democratic senators who have opposed many of the top nominees of President Donald Trump are facing extra heat before the Senate considers perhaps his most important pick of all — Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Republicans and conservative groups are urging Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to support the nomination or, at a minimum, to not stand in the way of a   Read More ...
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Stabenow, Peters pressured over Trump's Supreme Court pick
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's two Democratic senators who have opposed many of the top nominees of President Donald Trump are facing extra heat before the Senate considers perhaps his most important pick of all — Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Republicans and conservative groups are urging Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters to support the nomination or, at a minimum, to not stand in the way of   Read More ...
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New ballot committee looking to amend state Constitution
LANSING, Mich. - A new group aims to get support for a constitutional amendment that would change how Michigan draws legislative and congressional district lines. The nonpartisan Voters Not Politicians group wants to amend the constitution to change the redistricting process and create an independent Citizens' Redistricting Commission that would redraw district lines. Committee spokesperson Katie Fahey says the group plans to hold town halls across the state in Alpena,   Read More ...
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Miles Bridges scores 20, Michigan State beats Nebraska 88-72
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Miles Bridges scored nine points during a decisive run and finished with 20, Nick Ward had 20 points and Joshua Langford scored a career-high 17 points, leading Michigan State in an 88-72 win over Nebraska on Thursday night. Bridges made two layups, a dunk on a pass off the backboard and a 3-pointer in a 2:12 stretch late in the first half as part of a   Read More ...
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Bill to cut income tax to zero falls in Michigan House
LANSING, Mich. - Lawmakers in Lansing worked until the early morning hours Thursday to vote on a bill that would cut Michigan's income tax down to nothing. The bill failed to get enough votes to move it forward to the Senate. The bill's plan was to lower the income tax from 4.25% to 3.9% in 2018 and then roll it back by 0.1% each year until it was zero. If   Read More ...
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MSU prohibits whiteboards on dorm room doors after anonymous bullying
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University has decided to no longer allow whiteboards as an acceptable item on dorm room doors as of the coming fall semester because of bullying through the boards. WLNS-TV reports while the whiteboards were commonly used for friendly messages and inspirational quotes, they've recently been a tool for anonymous bullying. A Facebook post by the Lansing NAACP says a student recently had a racial   Read More ...
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Michigan State guard Eron Harris to have season-ending knee surgery
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State basketball senior Eron Harris will have season-ending surgery on his right knee, MSU announced Sunday afternoon. Harris injured his knee during the second half of Michigan State's Saturday loss at Purdue. Harris was carted off the court and returned to East Lansing with the team. Doctors said the guard needed surgery to repair the significant damage to his knee. "We all feel absolutely awful   Read More ...
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Michigan Women's Hall of Fame moving from Lansing to Okemos
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame is preparing for a move from Lansing to Okemos, just outside of the state's capital city. Hall of fame officials say the facility will move in late April from the historic Cooley-Haze House in downtown Lansing to Meridian Mall in Okemos. More than 300 women have been inducted into the hall in the 34 years it's been in Lansing. The   Read More ...
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School budget: more for at-risk, less for cyber/private kids
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with discouraging test scores, Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing a shift so much more state money is spent on academically at-risk students and less goes toward educating private students and those attending online charter schools. He also wants to continue closing the gap between Michigan's lower- and higher-funded districts — to $668 per pupil under his $14.3 billion school aid budget that would again commit   Read More ...
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Michigan students could soon be excused of all tests
LANSING, Mich. - A new bill is under consideration in Lansing that would turn current educational standards on its head. would repeal standards adopted in 2010, which put a focus on Common Core. The bill aims to make Michigan parents the main authority in their student's education allowing them to opt their child out of any test.   Read More ...
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