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See Michigan counties where deaths outpace births »

"Michigan population inched up about 0.8% between 2010 and 2017, and that growth came from two factors: Immigration  and there were more births than deaths statewide, according to the latest Census numbers."

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Activists host 'retirement parties' for Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline »

"TRAVERSE CITY, MI -- A group campaigning to stop the flow of oil through a pipeline stretching from one corner of Michigan to another is hosting a tongue-in-cheek "retirement party" this week for Enbridge Energy's Line 5 pipeline."

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Mich. develops plan to battle invasive species »

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Lansing – Agencies have developed a plan to prevent land-based invasive plants, animals, insects and tree diseases from reaching Michigan, while limiting the damage caused by those already in the state."

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Hep. A vaccines urged for travelers to Ky., Mich. »

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Indianapolis – Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan."

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Self-driving bill faces unclear path in Senate »

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Washington — A bill championed by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters that would allow automakers to sell more than 80,000 self-driving cars each per year faces an uncertain path after a pair of high-profile crashes involving self-driving cars in Arizona and California have emboldened critics of the technology."

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Column: Fix the teacher pipeline »

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Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed SB727 to encourage more professionals into the classroom. The issue revolved around a requirement that career changers who wanted to move into teaching careers take the new SAT to demonstrate “basic skills.” In a gym. On a Saturday. Surrounded by students they would soon be teaching. Another needless barrier to the classroom."

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Column: Take care over cost in juvenile justice »

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Michigan does not allow 17-year-olds to drop out of school, serve on a jury, vote in elections, live independently from their parent or guardian, purchase fireworks or rent a hotel room. However, the state does require all 17-year-olds to be charged as adults if arrested for any offense."

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Bankole: All white lineup and liberal hypocrisy »

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‘I am sympathetic to your message. And perhaps I owe you and the African American community an apology for my part and the part of our Caucus in creating an all white ticket,” wrote Mike McCurdy, the chairman of the Progressive Caucus of Mid Michigan in a lengthy apology email. “If I do, I give it freely. I wish to play no part in perpetuating the institutional racism and inequality faced by people of color in this country.”"

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Can urban and rural Michiganders get along? »

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We look pretty different, the city and the country: Michigan's cities are more diverse than its more numerous rural counties, and even our diversity is more diverse — immigrants who make their homes in rural Michigan tend to be from Europe or the Americas, while immigrants who settle in urban areas hale from a wide range of places."

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Recent Corruption Scandals Involving Some of Michigan's Largest Unions »

"In the five years since Michigan became a right-to-work state, most of its largest unions have seen a significant hit to their membership, revenues and political spending. On average, since 2012, they have lost 85,000 members (11 percent) and are spending $26 million less (57 percent) on politics and lobbying."

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