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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 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

If you looked at the children at the edge of Conrad Cooper's pool, you'd think you were watching an ad for something....

How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

In Helsinki, sports facilities pop up all over the place, sometimes in some pretty odd nooks and crannies. One bomb...

The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Americans have been intentionally ramming cars into each other for sport for decades. And at this time of year, fans...

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is driving California farmers to plant different crops. Growers are switching to more profitable...

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

Virginia Savage lives in a part of north St. Louis, Mo., that's filled with vacant buildings, including Marshall...

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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates...

The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the evemt has changed — and some fear it may be...

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With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage

With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage

The dollar-per-hour bump taking effect Saturday for some 288,000 of Minnesota's lowest-paid workers is the second of...

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