Michigan schools, health system training doctors on opioids

Three Michigan universities are teaming up with Spectrum Health to tackle the state's opioid crisis through physician training
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Official: Climate change a top priority under Whitmer

Michigan's top environmental regulator says dealing with climate change will be a top priority for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration
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Power outages drop; state emergency declared in Grand Rapids

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance as it copes with power outages and cleans
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Plans include universal-access canoe launch in west Michigan

Plans are in the works for a universal-access canoe and kayak launch at Riverside Park in western Michigan
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Utility gives movie tickets _ and popcorn _ during outage

Michigan utility offers free movie tickets to people who lost electricity
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4 charged in oil pipeline shutdown attempt

Prosecutors in northern Minnesota have charged four protesters who allegedly tried to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline, but brought the wrong tool
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Doctor, 6 other men arrested in sex solicitation sting

A Grand Rapids physician is among seven men arrested and suspected of soliciting a minor for sex
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4 activists arrested in oil pipeline shutdown attempt

4 protesters have been arrested in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesota
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Activists: 4 arrested in oil pipeline shutdown attempt

Activists from the Catholic Worker movement say four protesters have been arrested in an attempt to shut down an Enbridge oil pipeline in north-central Minnesot
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Demand for high-tech health help grows during cold stretch

A health-care system in western Michigan says more than 400 people used an online service to seek help for non-emergencies during the extreme cold spell
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Governor tightens Michigan FOIA rules, except for her office

New Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a directive making it easier to obtain public documents from state departments but stopped short of taking the sam
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No bond for 3 Michigan men charged with aiding Islamic State

Bond has been denied for three Michigan men who are accused of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group
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Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold

Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold; temperatures could climb by 80 degrees
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Whitmer signs directive to improve state's FOIA response

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a directive she says is aimed at easing people's ability to obtain public records from the state government
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Long johns to short sleeves: Rapid thaw follows polar blast

Long johns to short sleeves: Rapid thaw to follow polar blast; temperatures could climb by 80 degrees
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Whitmer closes state government for third time this week

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closes state government for the third day this week due to winter weather, says step is needed to keep people safe
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Whitmer: It's prudent to close government over extreme cold

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says it was prudent to close state government for the second time this week due to winter weather, saying the step was clearly ne
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Michigan governor issues state of emergency ahead of cold

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan ahead of dangerous subzero weather
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AAA: Michigan gas prices up 10 cents at $2.17 per gallon

AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 10 cents from a week ago to about $2.17 per gallon
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Michigan will see snow, hazardous travel before frigid cold

Heavy snowfall and hazardous travel conditions are forecast for parts of Michigan starting late Sunday ahead of a blast of dangerously cold temperatures
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Michigan to install flashing signs to stop wrong-way drivers

The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to install a new warning system on highway ramps with the goal of reducing deadly wrong-way crashes
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Dispute over medical marijuana limits reaches Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments in a dispute over whether a Kent County township can restrict where medical marijuana is grown
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Michigan redistricting deal may lead to new state House map

Michigan's secretary of state is proposing to settle a redistricting lawsuit by redrawing at least 11 state House districts for the 2020 election
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Woman sentenced in death of infant in hot Michigan home

A 23-year-old western Michigan woman charged in the death of her 6-month-old son who was left in a car seat in a sweltering home will serve at least 20 years in
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