Detroit Free Press

4:37 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State to End Exclusive Contract with Education Achievement Authority

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The achievement authority, founded three years ago, oversees failing schools in the state that don’t seem to be improving.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority - the controversial system for the worst-performing schools in the state - that he will terminate an exclusive contract the authority has with the Michigan Department of Education. The termination will be effective Feb. 18, 2015.
2:02 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

H1N1 kills four in Michigan

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In the past few weeks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated Michigan’s status from local flu activity to regional.
4:48 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

45,000 Michiganders will not get emergency unemployment

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House Republicans adjourned for the holidays yesterday without passing an extension of Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Since 2009, the program has been extended 13 times.
WASHINGTON - Some 45,000 Michiganders currently receiving unemployment checks through a federal program will lose them on the last week of December, with the U.S. House leaving town without making another extension. Democrats in Congress - U.S. Rep.
3:59 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Old oil pipeline near Straits of Mackinac worries U.S. Senators for Michigan

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Enbridge Energy wants to up the amount of crude oil running through an old pipeline near the Straits of Mackinaw by 1.2 million gallons a day.
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, both Democrats, sent a letter today to the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration raising concerns about Enbridge Energy Partners increasing the amount of crude oil running through Line 5 by 1.2 million gallons of oil a day.
3:19 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Poll shows race for Michigan governor, U.S. Senate should be close

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The poll shows Governor Rick Snyder beating Democrat Mark Schauer by just four percent, while incumbent U.S. Senator Terri Lynn Land wins over challenger Gary Peters by two percent.
LANSING - A poll released today shows close races for both Michigan governor and the U.S. Senate, a little less than a year away from 2014 election. The poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) of Raleigh, N.C., shows Gov. Rick Snyder leading Democratic challenger Mark Schauer 44% to 40%.