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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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The Detroit Public Schools says elevated levels of lead or copper have been found in water fixtures at 57 of 86 schools tested so far.

David DiChiera
Michigan Opera Theatre

Musician David DiChiera, who championed opera's role in reviving downtown Detroit and directed several opera organizations nationwide, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 83.

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A man who spent nearly four years in prison until his first-degree murder conviction was thrown out won't get money set aside for the wrongly convicted, the Michigan appeals court said.

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Michigan's unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.1 percent in August.

Downtown Grand Rapids
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The 10th international ArtPrize competition is kicking off its run in western Michigan.

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A 28-year-old man faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a homeless man whose body was found in a mid-Michigan creek in 2017.

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A 33-acre (13-hectare) nature center north of Detroit is being rededicated to mark a new partnership between Macomb County and Clinton Township.

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Police have made about 10 arrests while clearing out a homeless camp in southwestern Michigan that's been a focus of protests since last month seeking better resources for homeless people.

Western Michigan University Gets A New Power Source

Sep 17, 2018
WMU Battery
Western Michigan University

There's a new battery at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. A really large battery. Consumers Energy unveiled it Monday and says it's the first of its kind in the utility's service area.

Teresa Weatherall-Neal
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall-Neal will be stepping down after what will be 8 years at the helm of the school district.

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A township in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is suing to stop the closing of a prison.

Tom Leonard and Dana Nessel
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Republican Tom Leonard says his Democratic rival Dana Nessel is "unfit" to be Michigan's attorney general after two former aides described an abusive environment inside her campaign.

John Dingell

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House or Senate in U.S. history, is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack.

More than 60 hearses converged in Hell over the weekend despite the Michigan township's cancellation of an annual hearse festival.

Michigan's Capitol building.
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Michigan's governor says he's promoting the state's leadership in mobility and autonomous vehicle technology development as part of his trade trip to China.