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Michigan utility to launch residential solar energy program

Michigan utility to launch residential solar energy program

Michigan residents interested in solar power as an energy source can soon do so right on their utility bills.That’s...

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury honors Ford family with birthday gift

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury honors Ford family with birthday gift

President Gerald R. Ford would have turned 102 on Tuesday.The 38th President of the United States was honored in...

Cost of disparity makes economic case for equity

Cost of disparity makes economic case for equity

A recent report puts a multi-billion dollar price tag on inequality in the state, and calls for action by local leaders.Eric Williams is the executive director of...

State loses appeal over tax break in certain home sales

State loses appeal over tax break in certain home sales

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of home sellers in a tax dispute involving property in a market that's...

Michigan gets $5.5 million for health

Michigan gets $5.5 million for health

Michigan has received more than $5.5 million in federal money to help strengthen its health emergency preparedness efforts.The Michigan Department of Health and Human...

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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch made a rare joint appearance earlier today — in...

U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was originally granted only a 20-day visa to visit Britain, will now receive...

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Chert Hollow Farm sits nestled between rows of tall trees and a nearby stream in central Missouri. Eric and Joanna...

Judge Says Virginia Can Refuse To Issue Confederate License Plates

Judge Says Virginia Can Refuse To Issue Confederate License Plates

Close on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that granted Texas the right to refuse to issue Confederate-themed license plates, a federal judge has effectively...

Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

Alan Cheuse, the novelist, teacher and longtime literary commentator for NPR, has died at the age of 75. His daughter, Sonya, confirmed that he died Friday of...

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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again allow some prisoners access to federal Pell grants.

U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

U.K. Officials Instructed To Grant Ai Weiwei's Original U.K. Visa Request

The Home Office has apologized for denying the prominent Chinese dissident a six-month visa. He got only 20 days, because staff counted secret imprisonment as a...

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they...

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Stepfather of boy charged in killing awaits abuse sentencing

Stepfather of boy charged in killing awaits abuse sentencing

The 38-year-old on Thursday told Kent County Circuit Court that he hit the boy with a belt, leaving marks on the...

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