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The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to crack down on welfare abuse.

The Michigan appeals court says lawyers under certain conditions can use information from the state about hundreds of people who were treated by an epilepsy doctor who's the target of malpractice suits.

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Michigan will get about $1.6 million to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says its statewide outdoor recreation plan has won federal approval.

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A judge has ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to jail to await his sentence for corruption while in office.

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A published report says Michigan laws meant to improve safety at schools are routinely ignored and state officials don't know the scope of the problem.


Police say a 20-year-old college student from Michigan has died in an alcohol-related incident while on spring break in the Florida Panhandle.

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People in Michigan could get the chance to pet and take photos with bear cubs, under legislation approved by the House.

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The Michigan Senate has voted to authorize $21 million in emergency spending to dredge Great Lakes harbors grappling with record-low water levels.

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The Obama administration has conditionally approved Michigan to help run a health insurance market in partnership with the federal government.

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The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 8.9 percent in the latest month, as both the number of people working and the size of the labor force rose slightly.


A Michigan agency says the Boy Scouts of America won't need to equip their two-person tents with smoke detectors.


The Thomas M. Cooley Law School says it will start offering a master's degree in homeland security and national security law.

Advocates are lobbying Congress this week to protect a Great Lakes environmental program from across-the-board cuts that will hammer many federal programs unless a budget agreement is reached.

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A Michigan legislative panel is set to start considering a new bill that would expand a program designed to boost schools with the lowest academic performance.