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Advocates launch fundraising effort to clear rape kit backlog

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette hold a rape kit at the launch of the Enough SAID fundraising campaign in Detroit.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette hold a rape kit at the launch of the Enough SAID fundraising campaign in Detroit.

Public officials and advocates are asking for help to clear a massive backlog of rape kits in Detroit.
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MI GOP looks to energize conservatives ahead of election with Rand Paul visit

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in front of GOP supporters and volunteers on Wednesday in Livonia.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in front of GOP supporters and volunteers on Wednesday in Livonia.

The Michigan Republican Party is trying to energize its conservative base ahead of next week’s election. On Wednesday, Republicans brought in U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to speak with GOP supporters and volunteers in and around Detroit.
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Snyder pleased with speedy Detroit bankruptcy

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Governor Rick Snyder says he’s relieved the Detroit bankruptcy trial is over and he’s looking forward to a judge’s decision late next week. The governor says he’s pleased that city pensioners and creditors agreed to settle, as an alternative to drawn-out litigation. Continue reading

FEMA approves more than $33 million for Michigan flood victims.

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Federal and state officials say their efforts to get Michigan flood victims to apply for assistance are working. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says more than 40,000 people have applied in less than two weeks.
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Snyder: Detroit, Allen Park show emergency manager system working


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Gov. Rick Snyder says the city of Allen Park’s financial emergency has been resolved and its emergency manager is leaving.

The Detroit suburb has been overseen by a state-appointed emergency manager since October of 2012. Snyder says it is another example that shows state takeovers of cash-strapped cities work.
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Snyder says Metro Detroit flood underpins need for more road funding

SSM flooding 11.18.13Gov. Rick Snyder says massive flooding this week in and around Detroit reinforces the need to boost state spending on roads. Snyder says Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure may have played a role in the floods, although it’s too early to tell for sure.
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