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Senator proposes raising MI minimum wage

A Republican lawmaker is proposing to raise Michigan's minimum wage to stop momentum for a larger increase proposed by organizers of a ballot initiative.…
A group smashes cases at an Atlanta jewelry store to steal Rolex watches. (Courtesy - June 2013)

Stats: More smash-and-grabs at jewelry stores

An attempted robbery in the Grand Rapids area and successful robbery in the Detroit area Tuesday reflect a nationwide increase in smash-and-grabs at jewelry stores, many of which target high-end watches.…
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MI Senate passes charitable gambling bill

Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan lawmakers aren't seeing eye to eye on reining in the charitable gambling industry, which has seen significant growth over the past decade.…
In this April 16, 2014 image from video Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, left, looks at Roger Pontz’s left eye as Pontz’s wife, Terri Pontz, right, looks on at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. (AP Photo, Mike Householder)

Mich. man among 1st to get ‘bionic eye’

A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a procedure performed at the University of Michigan.…
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Farmer charged in case of 71 dead calves

A 29-year-old central Michigan farmer has been arraigned on an animal cruelty charge after 71 calves were found dead on his property near Mount Pleasant.…