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Grant money heads to City of Gaylord

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New job opportunities are in store for residents in Gaylord. Read more

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Coalition pushes for marijuana decriminalization

With marijuana reforms sweeping the nation, several cities in the state of Michigan may soon be seeing some changes as well. Read more

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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Law enforcement officials raise awareness on the human toll for crime victims

Each year law enforcement across the country set aside time to acknowledge those impacted by crime through observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “30 years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”
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Lisa Brown to be Mark Schauer’s running mate


Democrat Mark Schauer will name Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate in his campaign for governor. An announcement is planned in Oakland County.

Lisa Brown comes from vote-rich Oakland County, fiercely contested territory for Republicans and Democrats. She’s a prodigious fundraiser. She is also a favorite of progressives. She challenged Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage in court. And she opened county offices the Saturday after a judge struck down Michigan’s ban to allow hundreds of gay and lesbian couples to get married. As a state legislator, she was a fierce defender of abortion rights.

Multiple Democratic Party sources confirmed Brown is the choice, but there is no official word from the Schauer campaign. Under the Michigan Constitution, the choice for lieutenant governor candidate will have to be ratified by a party convention following the August primary. Schauer is challenging Republican Governor Rick Snyder.

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Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program starts today

file000192652027Michigan’s Medicaid expansion is officially up and running. That means hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders are now eligible for government-sponsored health care.
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Michigan county health rankings released

mi_county_map_18492_7Maintaining a healthy lifestyle seems to be a top priority for many individuals, however, what many people may not realize is where they’re living has it’s own health ranking.
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US Attorney General says will recognize MI same-sex marriages

same sex marriageThe federal government will recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples performed last weekend in Michigan before more weddings were blocked by an appeals court. That means they will be able file joint federal tax returns and share federal government benefits.
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Governor Snyder: State will recognize 300 same-sex marriages



Governor Rick Snyder says same-sex marriages performed over the weekend in Michigan are legal, but they cannot be officially recognized by the state.
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Local officials ask US Attorney General to recognize MI same-sex marriages



US Attorney General Eric Holder has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t.
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