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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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WKAR Photo

Crews from out of state are helping utility workers in repairing widespread electricity outages across much of western and northern Michigan caused by strong storms this week.

WKAR File Photo

The state of Michigan has agreed to pay about $750,000 and make other changes to settle a lawsuit on behalf of female guards who say their rights have been violated by mandatory overtime and other restrictions at the state’s only prison for women.

men at podium
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Governor Rick Snyder is urging lawmakers to approve his proposals for cleaning up the environment and improving Michigan’s water infrastructure.



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Shepard Fairey /

The city of Detroit has failed to persuade the Michigan appeals court to reinstate vandalism charges against graffiti artist Shepard Fairey.

Voting Ballot
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Organizers of a Michigan initiative to allow same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday demanding that the state certify their measure for the November ballot.

Mike Pence and John James
Courtesy / Mike Pence, John James

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Michigan to raise money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Drinking water is being shut off at all Detroit public schools because the water in 16 of them was found to have high levels of lead or copper.

Parchment, Michigan
Facebook/Parchment, Michigan

Health officials are telling residents of two southwestern Michigan communities that they can drink tap water again, a month after the discovery of high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals.

Flags at half-staff
Rick Pluta / WKAR-MSU

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered that U.S. and Michigan flags be lowered to half-staff for five days in honor of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Ferris State University

Administrators at Ferris State University say fall semester classes will be starting as scheduled even though many faculty members are going on strike.

 The City of Ann Arbor Sign
The City of Ann Arbor / Facebook

Walkers are enjoying a $361,000 footbridge over Malletts Creek in Ann Arbor.

Mike Miller, Dave Dutch, Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
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On Saturday, the GOP and Democratic Michigan conventions nominated candidates for three university boards and the State Board of Education.