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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday.

Temple Jacob, synagogue, Hancock, Upper Peninsula
Facebook page of Temple Jacob

Officials say graffiti that included Nazi symbols was found spray painted on a synagogue in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence scored a first when he took a motorcade to a speech on Michigan's picturesque Mackinac Island, drawing some criticism on social media.

Jeep Wrangler
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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of steering problems in about 270,000 SUVs made by Fiat Chrysler.

University of Michigan Sign
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The University of Michigan's Board of Regents had approved a five-year project to build a new $920 million hospital for adults.

Michigan Capitol Building
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Michigan's 48,000 state government workers have been notified of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1.

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Joe Dandron / WKAR-MSU

There are multiple steps Michigan should take to ensure that there’s enough energy for homes and businesses if we have another polar vortex this winter.

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

UPDATED Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.: The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has been sold.

Ryan Mallett Former University of Michigan Football Player
University of Michigan Athletics

Former University of Arkansas, University of Michigan and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has been arrested in northwest Arkansas for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's Legislature has approved a bill that would exempt some Medicaid recipients from having to meet monthly reporting rules if the state can verify their compliance with work requirements through other data.