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  • Friday, August 18, 2017

Secretary of State kicks off long-stalled computer modernization project »

"Michigan's Secretary of State is moving forward with its effort to modernize its computer system, putting a new jolt of life into a process that's had several stops and starts. "

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Redistricting petition cleared for signature gathering »

"A group working to end gerrymandering in Michigan by starting an independent redistricting commission was given the go-ahead to collect signatures for its ballot petition by the Board of State Canvassers Thursday."

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Groups ask Gov. Snyder to condemn Kalkaska president's 'hate speech' »

"LANSING, MI -- Days after Gov. Rick Snyder said "hate speech and violence are not welcome in Michigan," a group of advocacy groups are putting his statement to the test."

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Michigan Bridge Card users experiencing service interruptions »

"LANSING, MI -- Michigan bridge card users may experience service interruptions and difficulty completing transactions on Thursday due to an issue with a state vendor, according to the Department of Health and Human Service. "

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Petition for mandatory sick days is back, aiming for 2018 ballot »

"A group that tried and failed to gather enough signatures to put mandatory paid sick leave on the November 2016 ballot is looking for more success in 2018."

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Howes: Education decline imperils gains in Michigan »

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‘Is the American dream dying in Michigan,” asked the subject line of an email that arrived Thursday morning. The second: “Can our education system resuscitate it?”"

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The disappearing cashier. And why Michigan should worry. »

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“No lines, no checkouts, no registers.”


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