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Made in Michigan Festival returns to Allen Park Sept. 29-30

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:21:39 GMT

Last year's inaugural Made in Michigan Festival in Allen Park went so well, event organizers have expanded it to two days this year. Photo courtesy of Michael Hayball Last year's inaugural Made in Michigan Festival in Allen Park went so well, event organizers have expanded it to two days this year.

Michigan native in Puerto Rico awaits second Category 5 hurricane in two weeks

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:58:17 GMT

Charna Street Boquette, a native of Dexter, is preparing for the category 5 Hurricane Maria in her home in Puerto Rico. She evacuated 11 miles inland with her kids to ride out the storm with friends, just as they did during Hurricane Irma two weeks ago.

Former U.S. attorney Pat Miles files to run for Michigan attorney general

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:00:49 GMT

Patrick Miles Jr., who served at the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan during the Obama administration, has filed paperwork to seek the Democratic nomination for attorney general. "I really wanted to make sure the office had an orderly transition," he told MLive in May. Miles has not officially announced his candidacy for attorney general, but he has filed paperwork to form a campaign committee.

2017 Michigan Deer Forecast

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:00:48 GMT

Diseased deer are an increasing concern among those in the Michigan DNR as more sick animals have been detected. DNR deer management specialist Chad Stewart is hoping our hunters will be willing to help combat CWD and TB in Deer Management Units where those diseases have been found.

Your guide to Michigan's very crowded field of gubernatorial candidates

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:00:47 GMT

A whopping 20 people have filed with the Secretary of State so far: six Republicans, seven Democrats and seven third-party candidates. And that number is expected to grow before the April 2018 filing deadline.

The giving continues: More than 60 percent of Michigan adults are now registered organ donors

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:39:02 GMT

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson today announced that the number of Michigan adults registered as organ, tissue and eye donors has topped 60 percent. Johnson recently joined Gift of Life Michigan's CEO Dorrie Dils to film a message for SOS staff , thanking them for their hard work reaching this goal on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

Police Need Your Help To Identify This Michigan Man

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:03:40 GMT

Authorities are not releasing information as to why they want to identify and find him. If you have any information please contact Sgt.

Bacon, barf, pickle and 37 other sodas you'll find at this Michigan shop

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:36:14 GMT

Just a matter of weeks ago, Mike and Jodi Pitsch opened the second Rocket Fizz shop in the state. While there are more than 80 Rocket Fizz shops across the country, this specialty soda and candy location is the first of its kind in West Michigan.

Michigan board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:14:42 GMT

A long-stalled movement to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people may gain traction - not in the Legislature but with a Michigan board that is being asked to declare that such discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under state law. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet Monday to consider the request after two months of receiving public feedback, including roughly 300 comments .

Trump tweets endorsement of Schuette for Michigan governor

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:41:43 GMT

Trump says in a tweet Saturday that Schuette, who launched a bid for governor on Tuesday, would be fantastic. The president also says: "I am bringing back your jobs and Bill will help."

Clinton won't rule out questioning Trump's legitimacy

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:08:10 GMT

Stacks of Hillary Clinton's book "What Happened" are staged outside the Warner Theatre in Washington, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, as Clinton participates in a book tour event hosted by the Politics and Prose bookstore.

Michigan Science Center exhibition to highlight Islamic Golden Age of innovation

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:08:09 GMT

As the president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, Dr. Tonya Matthews is used to delayed gratification. The process of researching, identifying, evaluating, and negotiating to bring traveling exhibits to the Michigan Science Center can take years, sometimes longer.

Mapping homes for sale near Michigan Avenue

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:51:37 GMT

This week for our Curbed Comparisons, we're looking at homes for sale or for rent along some of the major roads, or spokes, coming out of Detroit. Today we're looking at homes for sale within a few blocks of Michigan Avenue, which, if one was so inclined, could be taken across the state of Michigan.

See which Vitamin World stores in Michigan are closing

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:11:14 GMT

The health supply store filed on September 12 for chapter 11 protection, seeking to close underperforming stores and run a leaner specialty store operation. The chain sells "products across all major vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements and sports nutrition categories," according to the bankruptcy filing.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Mid-Michigan

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:42:17 GMT

We will be taking part in three "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" events in Mid-Michigan benefiting the American Cancer Society. Morning and noon anchor Christine Winter will take part in the walk at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 beginning at Krossroads Park in Saginaw.

What the Census tells us about poverty in Michigan

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:14:44 GMT

Robin Walker hands out tomatoes as Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank sponsors a Mobile Food Pantry program Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Dickinson Elementary school in Grand Rapids Mich.

MDOT To Resurface South Michigan Avenue In Howell

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:31:05 GMT

South Michigan Avenue is due to be resurfaced in the City of Howell. The Michigan Department of Transportation recently awarded the South Michigan Avenue resurfacing contract to C&D Hughes, Inc. The City notes the work is funded by and administered by MDOT.