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LANSING — Michiganders seeking their 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans will soon have more options for redeeming their deposits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her use of emergency powers to manage the pandemic is not unique and she worries that efforts to take away her unilateral authority, if successful, could lead coronavirus cases to spike to dangerous levels in Michigan.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this past week:

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Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election, judge says

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Trump calls Michigan election official 'hater' in ballot mixup

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Whitmer: No enforcement of virus rules at Trump rallies

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Charges filed against 2 police officers after state reviews

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GVSU reports biggest COVID-19 school outbreak

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this past week:

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Ex-UM official says he didn’t do more to get doc off campus

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking local officials in nine counties to consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur after dusk, especially those involving children, as cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis increase.

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About 625,000 essential workers in Michigan who put in time during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown and don’t have a degree are eligible for free college under a plan detailed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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Funding OK’d for jobless benefit, flood costs, carp project

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WARREN (AP) — Joe Biden traveled to suburban Detroit on Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted Republican four years ago but now regret it – attempting to rebuild the once fabled Democratic “blue wall” that crumbled and helped catapult Donald Trump to t…

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Virus job losses hit Michigan developmentally disabled hard

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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Michigan, including the number of cases state offices report and other updates affecting West Michigan.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this week:

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63-month prison sentence for man in car ferry embezzlement

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Republicans replace WSU candidate after disqualification

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume, lifting some coronavirus restrictions that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states.

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A recount, a tie, a drawing: Election finally settled

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she will make an announcement "very soon" on the reopening of gyms and clarifying the standing of high school and other youth sports, noting that she is aware many are anxious about their status amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Public helps police find man’s body in rural Kent County

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Motorist killed after driving head-on into semi

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The state Legislature did not meet this week, and its next session is scheduled for Sept. 1. So, rather than votes, this Roll Call Report describes some recently introduced bills related to insurance during the coronavirus epidemic, including unemployment insurance. All were referred to a co…

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Michigan virus cases top 100,000 since outbreak in March