Michigan same-sex marriage ban back in effect

March 26, 2014
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Michigan same-sex marriage ban back in effect

Well, that was quick. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and on Saturday courthouses held special weekend hours to begin marrying couples. But the celebrations were short-lived, as that same day the 6th Circuit granted Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request for a temporary stay until Wednesday. Looks...
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Lansing follies: Senate passes welfare drug testing program

March 20, 2014
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Lansing follies: Senate passes welfare drug testing program

It’s not too often you’ll hear us agreeing with Nolan Finley of The Detroit News, but he makes a great point in his column today: Michigan roads are in such piss-poor shape that potential business investors are being scared off. Tapping additional funds for road repairs has, ostensibly, been one of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s main...
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Michigan Ranked One of the Most Obese States in the Nation

March 18, 2014
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In 2013, Michigan was ranked one of the most obese states in the nation, according to data by the United Health Foundation. In fact, there are only 10 other states that rank higher in obesity and only 18 others that rank worse in overall health. The foundation defines obesity as having a body mass...
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House bill grants BYOW rights to Michigan winos

March 14, 2014
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Is there a better way to kick off the weekend than with news that a new House Bill allowing Michiganders to bring our own wine into state bars and restaurants goes into effect today? We think not. House Bill 5046, which Gov. Rick Snyder approved back in 2013, gives customers the right to bring...
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New Baltimore is ranked Michigan’s safest city

March 4, 2014
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New Baltimore is ranked Michigan’s safest city

Safewise.com has published a list of the safest cities to live in Michigan. See it here. New Baltimore is the winner, with Hamburg Township, Riverview, Grosse Ile Township, and Berkley completing the top five. Have a look at the list. Does this seem accurate to you? Is your city on here? Spot any flaws...
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12th Man Report: Stage Set in East Lansing

January 24, 2014
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12th Man Report: Stage Set in East Lansing

In a little more than 24 hours, No. 21 Michigan will square off on the hardcourt against the third-ranked Michigan State Spartans. And the first meeting this season between the instate rivals couldn’t come at a more riveting time. Saying the “stage is set” isn’t even doing this weekend’s matchup justice — it’s bound...
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12th Man Report: Showdown in A2

December 12, 2013
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12th Man Report: Showdown in A2

The only certainty with the Michigan men’s basketball team, as history tells us, is that they have an advantage when playing at Crisler Center.  The Wolverines have been more than dominant while at home — losing only twice in the past two years. They’ll need that home advantage this Saturday, because No. 1 Arizona...
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12th Man Report: Bowls announced; Games set

December 10, 2013
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12th Man Report: Bowls announced; Games set

There wasn’t any real surprises when this year’s batch of bowl matchups were announced this past Sunday. The Michigan State Spartans will be playing in the Rose Bowl on Jan.1 — as we all knew following their impressive victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. And the Michigan Wolverines were selected...
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Best Michigan job hunting locations

November 19, 2013
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Best Michigan job hunting locations

A report on NerdWallet.com has found that Livonia is the best place to look for a job in Michigan. NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy site, factored in median income, monthly homeowner costs, population growth, and unemployment rates. According to the report, “The city saw 4.6 percent growth in the working-age population between 2009 and 2011,...
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12th Man Report: Ann Arbor Worries

September 24, 2013
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12th Man Report: Ann Arbor Worries

Ten days ago the Michigan football team was just a few seconds and a few yards from losing to Akron, one of the worst football teams in the FBS. The players and coaches alike, accepted responsibility claiming it was due to a failure in their preparation and then their failure in executing, etc. etc....
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