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School board loan opposition not 'best voice' for Detroit, says Gov. Rick Snyder »

"COMMERCE TWP, MI -- The Detroit Public Schools Board of Education's rejection of a state loan doesn't necessarily reflect broader Detroit sentiments, Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday."

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'I'm going to vote for Trump,' Michigan Attorney General says »

"LANSING, MI — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette told reporters Tuesday he will vote for Donald Trump for president to avoid handing the keys of the nation to Hillary Clinton. "

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State Rep. could land life sentence with 3 new felony charges on top of past convictions »

"LANSING, MI -- Attorney General Bill Schuette is charging state Rep. Brian Banks with three felonies that could result in him serving life in prison, according to charging documents filed with the Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday."

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AG says Michigan governor's private attorneys withheld documents in Flint water probe »

"LANSING, MI — Gov. Rick Snyder's private attorneys withheld documents that investigators with the Michigan Attorney General's Office have requested, Attorney General Bill Schuette said. "

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AG Schuette's Flint investigation funding upped to $4.9M by state board »

"LANSING, MI – The cost of Attorney General Bill Schuette's investigation would clock in at $4.9 million under a proposal approved by the State Administrative Board's Finance and Claims Committee Tuesday, formalizing appropriations by the legislature."

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Editorial: State should close dying districts »

"All eyes have been on Detroit Public Schools and its glaring debt problems. But the state’s largest school district, which just received a $617 million bailout from the state, is far from the only district that faces financial troubles. A broader solution is needed for other ailing public schools around Michigan.

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Union Contract Delivers Five-Year Salary Freeze for State's Teacher of the Year »

"In May, the state Department of Education named Tracy Horodyski as Michigan’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year."

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In Flint, questions about Legionnaires' death toll »

"Short of breath, and suffering from chest pains, Bertie Marble was heading back to the hospital last year. “I don’t know what’s wrong,” she told her oldest daughter on her way to McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint."

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