Michigan

City of Flint water tower
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A judge says a class-action lawsuit against Michigan and Flint officials stemming from the city's lead-contaminated water crisis can proceed but has dropped Gov. Rick Snyder and others from the case.

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Authorities say tips generated by media coverage helped them find a suspect in a series of Michigan grass fires over the past two months.

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Current Sports host Al Martin talks with newly appointed Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman about his hire, which has been met with criticism by some. 

City of Flint water tower
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A lawyer for Michigan's health director urged a judge Wednesday to "resist public pressures" and dismiss criminal charges arising from the Flint water scandal, arguing that the head of a sprawling state agency shouldn't be held responsible for the deaths of two people during a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.

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Current Sports with Al Martin has hit the road! Listen as Al broadcasts in front of Cooley Law School Stadium and invites you for an hour of baseball fun! 

City of Flint water tower
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Un juez es esperado decidir si el director de salud de michigan debe ser llevado a corte en las muertes de dos hombres durante la enfermedad de legionario en medio de la crisis de agua en Flint.

Pfizer Inc. has been awarded $11.5 million in state incentives to build a new manufacturing facility in Michigan and add 450 jobs.

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A Michigan restaurant owner from Turkey who has been facing deportation for more than a decade will now be allowed to stay in the U.S.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest.

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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about seven cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon.

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A new Michigan law eliminates a requirement that teachers take the SAT, the standardized test commonly used in college admissions.

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Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage.

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the state's second case of measles this year and warns the public of possible exposure to the contagious disease.

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Funding is available for K-12 schools, colleges and municipalities to defray the cost of projects that promote the history and role of Native Americans in Michigan.

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Authorities in western Michigan are seeking help from the public in identifying the source of heroin that's linked to at least three recent overdose deaths.

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