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State government in Michigan is stepping up efforts to boost environmental sustainability by using energy saving efforts at prisons, converting state parks and fish hatcheries to renewable energy, and taking other steps.

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Health officials are urging people to take precautions to avoid swine flu at county and local fairs across Michigan.

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Michigan's child-welfare agency will gradually dump a multimillion-dollar computer system that went online just five years ago.

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Michigan officials are ordering a Flint hospital to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires' disease at the facility.

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Health officials in a county that includes many of Detroit's suburbs say Michigan's largest local measles outbreak since 1991 has ended.

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Action on the state’s budget is expected to pick up this week.


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A Roman Catholic social services agency that declines to place children with same-sex couples has filed a lawsuit to stop Michigan from penalizing the group if it sticks to its policy on foster care and adoption.

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A recent report says improvements are needed to the state’s system that protects children from abuse and neglect.

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An executive with the nonprofit that owns the SAT will lead the largest department in Michigan government.

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Health officials have identified a flu strain that sickened about 120 people from at least 25 states who attended a convention in Grand Rapids.

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Michigan has received up to $10 million to promote the integration of primary and behavioral health care efforts.

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Time is running out for Michigan residents to weigh in on changes to the Healthy Michigan insurance plan. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the comment period ends Sunday.


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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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Michigan continues its fight against a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak. Nearly 800 people have gotten the disease since August of 2016. Now the state is giving half a million dollars to areas that have not had an outbreak of hepatitis A – yet.