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Michigan woman holds off th...

Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

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on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:50 PM

US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities (HQ, MI)

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WASHINGTON ? In a settlement with the United States, Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation, has agreed to install pollution control technology, continue operating existing pollution controls and comply with emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company?s fi...

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on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:57 AM
For Michigan Farmers, Agric...

For Michigan Farmers, Agricultural Energy-Efficiency Programs Are a Big Source of Savings

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Lauren Kubiak, Energy Fellow, New York:Michigan’s second-largest industry is agriculture. The sector provides $92 billion annually to the state’s economy, employs a quarter of its workforce, grew during the economic downturn, and feeds millions of Americans every day. Michigan’s agricultural sector also uses an extraordinary...

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on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM
More mediation ordered over...

More mediation ordered over potential Detroit bankruptcy deal

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered ongoing mediation in Detroit's historic bankruptcy over a potential settlement between the city and one of its fiercest creditors, while adding holdout creditor Financial Guaranty Insurance Co to the list of parties whose attendance is required. District Judge Gerald Rosen, the chief mediator in the bankruptcy case, ordered that mediation, which began on Thur...

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on Sep 11, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Severe storms forecast for Detroit, schools close early

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(Reuters) - A forecast of severe thunderstorms for the Detroit metro area on Wednesday afternoon prompted Detroit public schools to dismiss students early and city officials to warn residents of possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for parts of southeast Michigan, with thunderstorms, the potential of localized flash flooding and wind gus...

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on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:50 PM

Severe storms forecast for Detroit, schools close early

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(Reuters) - A forecast of severe thunderstorms for the Detroit metro area on Wednesday afternoon prompted Detroit public schools to dismiss students early and city officials to warn residents of possible flooding.

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on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:50 PM

Detroit, counties reach deal over water, sewer authority

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DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit reached a deal with three Michigan counties over regional water and sewer services that could drop the counties as objectors to the city's plan to adjust its debt and exit bankruptcy, officials announced on Tuesday.

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on Sep 09, 2014 at 05:20 PM
1000 (nearly) Autonomous Mi...

1000 (nearly) Autonomous Miles in the 2014 Acura MDX

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Last week, I drove the new for 2014 Acura MDX Sh-AWD more than a 1000 miles ... or, I guess I should say it drove ME! Find out what I mean in this reviewThe post 1000 (nearly) Autonomous Miles in the 2014 Acura MDX appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Sep 07, 2014 at 08:50 PM

Storms cut power to more than 600,000 in Michigan, Illinois

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(Reuters) - More than 600,000 electric customers in Michigan and Illinois lost power at the height of storms that brought heavy winds and lightning, ripping up trees, downing power lines and leaving at least two people dead, officials said on Saturday.

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on Sep 06, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Is it time to change the na...

Is it time to change the narrative about Detroit?

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Kaid Benfield, Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC:   However improbable it might have seemed twenty, five, or even two years ago, Detroit could well be on the verge of a major turnaround that could make it one of the biggest success stories in urban America over the...

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on Sep 05, 2014 at 07:23 PM