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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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To Get Big Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

To Get Big Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

Tractor-trailers have 18 wheels. But under current federal law you can't be 18 years old and drive one across state...

Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei says he was denied a six-month visa to the U.K. because British officials said...

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

American college campuses are increasingly patrolled by armed police officers — and it's a trend that burst into...

The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

True, I never basked in the glow of the high school stage. But I have fond memories of working behind the scenes, as...

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To Get Big Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

To Get Big Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens

Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such...

New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People

The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals

Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list...

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Protesters rally against pipeline under Mackinac Straits

Protesters rally against pipeline under Mackinac Straits

"When oil's flowing under the Mac, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!" The group delivered a letter addressed to...

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