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House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint

February 12, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman will summon Michigan's governor and the head of the EPA to testify about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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Governor's budget proposes privatizing mental health funding

February 12, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed privatizing the public mental health system by moving state funds to Medicaid HMOs.

Crain's Detroit Business reports (http://bit. more »»

Cold across Michigan prompts warnings; crashes reported

February 12, 2016

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Bitterly cold weather is making its way into Michigan and wintry conditions are creating hazardous driving conditions in parts of the state. more »»

Ex-clerk, acquaintance accept responsibility in bribes case

February 12, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit court clerk and a longtime acquaintance who authorities say took about $20,000 in bribes to dismiss more than $40,000 in traffic tickets and fines have accepted... more »»

Public housing authorities in Michigan getting $31 million

February 12, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Public housing authorities in Michigan are getting $31 million to make capital improvements to their properties.

The grants announced Friday by the U.S. more »»

Guard medic in Flint credited with helping ill resident

February 12, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The state says a National Guard medic assisting in responding to Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water is credited with helping to save the life of a resident.

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Restaurant owner charged in fire that killed immigrants

February 12, 2016

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials have charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. more »»

Alarm, teacher's actions prevent fire at high school's barn

February 12, 2016

SPRINGPORT, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a smoke alarm system and the actions of a teacher prevented a fire at a high school's agricultural barn in southern Michigan. more »»

Calvin College gets $1 million for science, nursing programs

February 12, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Calvin College has received a $1 million gift for its science and nursing programs.

The Grand Rapids school says the estate of the late Dr. more »»

Bitterly cold weather across Michigan prompts warnings

February 12, 2016

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Bitterly cold weather is making its way into Michigan, prompting officials to warn people to take precautions when spending time outdoors. more »»

Plans move forward on successor for Bay City playground

February 12, 2016

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Plans are moving forward on a successor for a playground in Bay City that city officials deemed hazardous.

The Bay City Times (http://bi. more »»

Construction taking place at site of Michigan data center

February 12, 2016

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Construction is taking place at the site of a tech company's expansion into western Michigan and the data center is on track to open this year. more »»

More work needed after $11.2M used to fight Saginaw blight

February 12, 2016

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Officials say an $11.2 million effort to eliminate blighted homes in the Saginaw area has been successful in improving conditions in the city. more »»

16-year-old girl sentenced as juvenile for stabbing mother

February 12, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old suburban Detroit girl who stabbed her mother more than a dozen times in 2014 has been sentenced as a juvenile to a term that could last until she is 21. more »»

Agencies award $3.6M in grants for invasive species projects

February 12, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan agencies have awarded grants totaling $3.6 million for 19 projects designed to prevent and manage invasive specie. more »»

'Grit and Gravel' bicycle race offers chance to get grimy

February 12, 2016

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — A new bicycle race is planned next month at Waterloo Recreation Area that promises a chance to get grimy.

The Waterloo Grit and Gravel bike race takes place March 19. more »»

Alpena tattoo artist inspired by comic book art

February 12, 2016

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Alpena News. more »»

Mobile clinic coming to Flint to provide care to children

February 12, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A mobile medical clinic designed to provide care and resources to children is coming to Flint as the city deals with a lead-tainted water crisis.

U.S. Sen. more »»

Grand Rapids-area software company to expand, add jobs

February 12, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids-area software development company SalesPad says it is expanding with a $3.85 million investment and 91 new jobs. more »»

Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid

February 12, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the lead-contaminated water emergency in Flint, Michiga. more »»



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