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4:53 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Bill would let some nurses prescribe drugs without a doctor

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Advanced practice registered nurses or APRNs would also be able to treat and diagnose patients without a physician’s supervision.
LANSING - Certain nurses with additional training could prescribe drugs without doctor approval under a controversial bill approved by the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. Senators voted 20-18 to pass Senate Bill 2, which allows for the licensure of advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs, who can diagnose, treat patients and prescribe drugs without physician supervision.
4:01 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Merging airlines agree to continue Michigan service

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The new company would be the largest airline in the world and would have the right to discontinue service in circumstances like a huge drop in customer demand.
LANSING - American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to continue daily flights from six Michigan airports for at least five years. The agreement is part of a larger settlement filed Tuesday in the antitrust lawsuit brought by the federal government and several states against the companies' proposed merger that would create the world's largest airline.
5:39 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Illegal turtle market leads to Salmonella outbreaks

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It’s illegal to sell or give away turtles with shells less than four inches long unless they’re being used for education or research. Though the outbreaks appear to be over, the state wants to remind Michiganders of the law.
LANSING - State officials are reminding Michiganders that it's illegal to sell small turtles for pets in light of cases of Salmonella in people who have been in contact with the reptiles. Five Michigan cases, mostly in children, have been linked to three multi-state Salmonella infection outbreaks in the last 18 months, according to the Michigan Departments of Community Health and Agriculture and Rural Development.
2:16 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Senate bills increase penalties for drive-by-shooters

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The current penalty is up to four years in prison with a possible $2,000 fine. The new legislation would increase that to ten years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate took aim at drive-by shootings on Tuesday, approving bipartisan bills that would increase penalties and make it easier for prosecutors to press charges.
6:43 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State fees go up for birth, death, marriage records and copies

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The standard fee to search for a record would increase by $8. Copies would rise from $29 to $42.
LANSING, MI -- Searching birth, death, marriage or divorce records and requesting copies is about to get more expensive in Michigan. The state Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill expected to help the Department of Community Health generate $1.5 million a year in new revenue through increased vital records fees.

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