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  • Michigan attorney general wants $3.4M more for Flint probe story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-16 5:50 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's attorney general on Tuesday asked to spend $3.4 million more on a criminal and civil probe into Flint's water crisis, which would more than triple the funding for his team of nearly two dozen outside lawyers and investigators.

  • AP news guide: The Flint water crisis emails story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-16 11:33 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has released 290,000 more pages of state emails and documents related to lead-contaminated water in Flint. The disclosure Tuesday was the 10th and final mass-release of such records, which total nearly a half-million pages and revealed his administration's inner dialogue over the crisis.

  • Great Lakes states approve thirsty city's water plea 
    Updated: Jun-21-16 7:18 pm

    CHICAGO - A suburban Milwaukee city won a hard-fought battle Tuesday to draw its drinking water from Lake Michigan in the first test of a compact designed to safeguard the Great Lakes region's abundant but vulnerable fresh water supply.

  • Michigan State University board approves tuition hike 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 4:14 pm

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - Students at Michigan State University face another tuition hike after its governing board approved next year's budget.

  • Great Lakes officials release plan to boost maritime trade 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 2:49 pm

    DETROIT - An organization representing states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region released a $3.8 billion plan Wednesday designed to improve their shared maritime transportation system and make cargo shipping more competitive.

  • Court: Fired parole board members have no claim over jobs 
    Updated: Jun-15-16 10:09 am

    LANSING, Michigan - A court says six members of the state parole board who were fired by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2011 had no guarantee to the job or compensation.

  • Snyder orders flags lowered after Florida, Michigan deaths 
    Updated: Jun-13-16 9:52 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff for more than a week for victims of the mass shooting in Florida and bicyclists who died in southwestern Michigan.

  • Mass shootings alerts legislation heading to Gov. Snyder 
    Updated: Jun-09-16 6:08 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Police in Michigan would be allowed to send cellphone alerts to warn the public of mass shooting incidents under a package of legislation sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.

  • Michigan Legislature OKs $617M bailout for Detroit schools story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-16 1:04 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature narrowly approved a $617 million bailout and restructuring of Detroit's debt-ridden school district early Thursday, two years after the state spent less than a third of that amount to help the city government emerge from bankruptcy.

  • Court rules school employees are owed back some of their pay 
    Updated: Jun-07-16 6:05 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan teachers are celebrating a court ruling that they be returned wages that were withheld from paychecks for retiree health care.

  • A Microsoft star seeks to run North Dakota 
    Updated: Jun-05-16 12:03 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - A decade ago, then-Microsoft executive Doug Burgum stood before a cheering crowd at a technology conference in Dallas and introduced his boss, company co-founder Bill Gates, by describing what makes entrepreneurs successful.

  • State aid for 6 universities will remain below 2011 levels 
    Updated: Jun-05-16 10:24 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Aggregate funding for Michigan's public universities in the next state budget will still be less than it was before a major cut five years ago, despite Gov. Rick Snyder's initial proposal to bring them back to levels in place when he took office in 2011.

  • Michigan Legislature crafts opioid bills to stem addiction 
    Updated: Jun-04-16 9:01 am

    LANSING, Michigan - People addicted to drugs in the remote Upper Peninsula city of Escanaba have a rare group of people to turn to for treatment: the police.

  • US Rep. Cummings to give keynote at church anniversary 
    Updated: Jun-02-16 8:01 pm

    DETROIT - U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings is to deliver the keynote address at the 50th anniversary celebration for a prominent Detroit church.

  • Michigan House may vote on $617M for Detroit schools 
    Updated: Jun-01-16 11:54 pm

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - The Michigan House may vote Thursday on a $617 million state bailout and restructuring of Detroit's ailing school district under a proposed compromise agreement that was being circulated to majority Republicans for review.

  • The Latest: House plans vote on $617M Detroit schools plan 
    Updated: Jun-01-16 8:59 pm

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - The Latest on negotiations over restructuring Detroit's school district (all times local):

  • Business leaders get behind Detroit-area transit tax 
    Updated: Jun-01-16 7:20 pm

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Detroit-area business executives, elected officials and other leaders announced their support Wednesday for a tax increase to finance regional mass transit in four counties, saying the proposed system is vital to economic development in an area without adequate public transportation.

  • AP Interview: Snyder touts economy in face of 'challenges' 
    Updated: Jun-01-16 7:18 pm

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday said people should be mindful of Michigan's continued economic resurgence even as the state grapples with lead in Flint's drinking water and enormous debt in Detroit's public school district.