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  • Michigan House OKs metal theft bill after deal

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan scrapyards that buy copper wire, air conditioners and catalytic converters will only be able to pay sellers by mail under a deal brokered Wednesday by legislators attempting to crack down on sales of stolen scrap metal. The state House's 98-12 approval of...

  • Michigan to pilot initiative to help vets get jobs

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will partner with a major national business group to help active-duty members find jobs after leaving the military. The state is among three chosen to pilot a new initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program, Gov. Rick Snyder...

  • NRSC: 'Next stop, Senate majority'

    Republican voters have more enthusiasm for the next election than Democrats, but it's not quite as high as it was in the 2010 midterms, according to recent polling.

  • Bottled water company to promote 'Pure Michigan'

    PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — A bottled water company is partnering with Michigan's tourism campaign to showcase some of the state's natural beauty on its packaging, officials said. Starting this month, 24- and 35-bottle packs of Absopure Natural Spring Water sold in the Midwest will carry packaging...

  • Groundbreaking set for physics research facility at Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University. The school says an event celebrating the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planned for Monday morning on the university's East Lansing campus. U.S. Sens. Carl...

  • Michigan governor plans trade trip to Europe

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to travel to Europe in early April for a trade mission focused on the automotive industry and manufacturing. Spokeswoman Sara Wurfel tells the Detroit Free Press ( ) the weeklong visit will include meetings and...

  • Abortion insurance law taking effect in Michigan

    A new Michigan law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage.

  • Michigan union backs down, allows members to use right-to-work law

    More than a year after it was signed by the governor, the Michigan Education Association has agreed to allow its members William "Ray" Arthur and Miriam Chanski to take advantage of the state's right-to-work law and quit the the union. MEA had previously refused to accept their resignations,...

  • House sends White House first conservation bill since 2010

    Congress passed its first conservation bill since 2010 on Tuesday when the House approved legislation protecting more of Lake Michigan's shoreline. The House sent a measure to President Obama's desk that would expand the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Glen Arbor, Mich., by 32,500...

  • Julie Boonstra: Because of Obamacare, 'my choice was taken away from me'

    Americans for Prosperity is taking a page from the Obama campaign playbook and punching back twice as hard after being accused of airing a "misleading" anti-Obamacare ad in Michigan.

  • Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan raises spill fears

    Environmental activists and some members of Congress are concerned about two oil pipelines beneath a waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron.

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