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  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump fare well in early Michigan presidential poll »

"LANSING, MI — Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is polling ahead of the Republican field in Michigan, according to the results of a new poll conducted well ahead of the 2016 election."

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs 'Death Star' bill prohibiting local wage, benefits ordinances »

"LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed HB 4052, which prevents local governments from requiring things like a local minimum wage or paid sick days from local businesses."

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Gov. Rick Snyder hails retiring State Superintendent Mike Flanagan »

"LANSING — It's the final day of State Superintendent Mike Flanagan's 10-year term as Michigan's top educator."

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$1.5B roads plan with fuel tax hike, income tax cut approved by Michigan Senate panel »

"LANSING, MI — A Republican-led Senate panel on Tuesday approved a fast-tracked planprojected to pump $1.5 billion into Michigan's crumbling roads when fully implemented."

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Suburban mom leads charge for Cruz, state GOP »

"It's a busy morning in Wendy Day's sunlit kitchen."

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Column: EPA must hold polluters accountable »

"A report released last month by Physicians for Social Responsibility, Environmental Integrity Project, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, and Clean Water Action underscores the need for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work together with communities to hold the power plant industry accountable for their rampant coal ash pollution."

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Cook: Why prospective teachers shy away from field »

"When it comes to teachers, parents want the best and the brightest teachers standing in the front of their child’s classroom."

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Editorial: A road deal that works for Michigan »

"The Michigan Legislature has been gradually working toward a feasible road-funding plan, and a new proposal in the Senate is the most promising so far. It's a decent compromise, and realistically, the best deal that's going to come from lawmakers.

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Mich. Senate road plan may be worse than you think »

"A road-funding package crafted on the backs of the state's working poor. Under Michigan's Republican leadership, we're heading toward just such a cruel reality."

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New State School Super Favors Merit Pay for Teachers »

"Outgoing State Superintendent Michael Flanagan made headlines in 2013 when he said all teachers should make $100,000."

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