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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 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

The case of Sandra Bland has raised anger and suspicions nationwide since she was found dead in a jail cell in...

California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

Monthly premiums for California's 1.3 million Covered California customers will rise a modest 4 percent, on average,...

Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

Marie Etyse left two of her children behind.She's 29, a widow and has five kids. She's lived in a town in the...

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

When undocumented immigrants move through government-run detention centers in the U.S., it can take months before...

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Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay...

California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

California Health Insurance Exchange Keeps Rate Hikes Low — Again

Monthly premiums for health insurance plans in the Covered California marketplace will increase by an average of 4 percent for 2016. The price for some plans will drop.

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

With Religious Services, Immigrant Detainees Find 'Calmness'

In-house chaplains have helped detainees cope with daily frustration, even reducing violence in detention centers. But meeting the spiritual needs of people from all...

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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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