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Fight back against restrictive voting lawsupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:19:00

Amid our vacations, fireworks and barbecues Wednesday, it's easy to forget that we are actually commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The most famous phrase from that document is one of our nation's founding values: "All men are created equal." As it happens, this July Fourth week brings two significant victories for that value that are worth celebrating.

CNNMoney: Michigan's incredible shrinking workforceupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 12:31:00

As the presidential race moves to Michigan for Tuesday's primary, a lot of focus is on the state's economy -- one of the hardest-hit by the recession.

'Amazing,' 'baby bump' among words added to Michigan school's banished listupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 03:46:00

If you're thinking of setting up an amazing man cave or showing off a ginormous baby bump next year, think again.

CNNMoney: Michigan unemployment rate falls below 10%updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 16:50:00

In another sign of the turnaround of the U.S. auto industry, the unemployment rate in Michigan has dropped below 10% November, the first time it's been that low in three years.

Police say dad used 9-year-old as 'designated driver'updated: Tue Oct 18 2011 19:04:00

A 9-year-old girl, propped on a booster seat behind the steering wheel of a van, was her father's "designated driver" during a recent wee-hours foray to a gas station, according to police in Michigan.

Thunderstorms kill Michigan man, wreak havoc in Chicago areaupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 18:18:00

Swift, severe thunderstorms killed a man in Michigan and wiped out power for hundreds of thousands in Illinois on Monday.

Divided appeals court strikes down Michigan's affirmative action banupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 12:27:00

A divided federal appeals court on Friday struck down Michigan's controversial ban on consideration of race and gender in college admissions.

SI.com: Lars Anderson: Kurt Busch's fiery temper could pay off with Sprint Cup win at Michiganupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:12:00

Imagine you have a boss who, from time to time, unleashes his temper at you. He yells. He curses. He tells you that the final product of your work -- your very, very hard work, mind you -- is complete garbage. He then even tells you it's a joke, really, just how incompetent you are.

Lightning strike injures at least 9 people in Michiganupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 15:59:00

At least nine people were injured Tuesday evening when lightning hit a soccer field in Portage, Michigan, authorities said.

Why are Michigan's bottle deposits so high?updated: Thu Apr 14 2011 17:02:00

The classic "Seinfeld" episode "The Bottle Deposit" will be 15 years old in May. In honor of Kramer and Newman's ill-fated trip to Michigan in a mail truck full of bottles and cans they hoped to redeem for dimes, let's take a look at why Michigan's bottle deposit is so high.

CNNMoney: Michigan cuts jobless benefits by 6 weeksupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 08:17:00

Michigan has reduced unemployment benefits, with Gov. Rick Snyder signing into law a bill cutting the payouts by six weeks.

Missing Michigan mother, 2nd woman found buriedupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 16:16:00

A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Michigan women, including a mother who went missing shortly after her children left on the bus for school, authorities said.

Some residents evacuated as train derails in central Michiganupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 10:13:00

Michigan officials are expected to release more details Friday morning on a freight train that derailed leaking an undetermined fluid that prompted the evacuation of about two dozen of people.

CNNMoney: Unemployment climbs in 21 statesupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 17:31:00

The unemployment rate in 21 states and the District of Columbia rose last month, according to a government report out Friday, signaling the persistent joblessness that has plagued the recovery.

People.com: Police Scaling Back Search for Missing Boysupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 15:50:00

Bond is set for $3 million for their father, who faces kidnapping charges

Shooting at Michigan mall injures 2updated: Sun Nov 28 2010 16:59:00

A Michigan mall reopened Sunday after closing early Saturday night when a shooting left two people critically injured, police said.

Gunmen open fire in busy mallupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 16:59:00

Police in Harper Woods, Michigan, say two gunman fired shots at a busy mall Saturday night, injuring two people.

3 Michigan boys missing after father drops them off to attempt suicideupdated: Sun Nov 28 2010 12:31:00

Police and neighbors were searching for three young Michigan boys Saturday who have been missing since their father claimed he dropped them off with a woman before trying to kill himself a day earlier.

CNNMoney: Houses-for-sale measure lifted by foreclosuresupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 10:25:00

There's a large number of homes, either already repossessed by lenders or very seriously delinquent, that are poised to be added to the already glutted supply of homes on the market.

CNNMoney: GM adding 600 jobs to Michigan plantupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 15:42:00

General Motors will invest $190 million in a Lansing, Mich., auto plant, adding 600 new jobs, the city's mayor said Wednesday.

Leaking pipeline reopens, but industry concerns remainupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:18:00

An oil pipeline that on September 9 began leaking crude oil just southwest of Chicago, Illinois, was back up and running Friday morning, owner Enbridge Energy Partners LP announced.

Backyard oil pipelines cause concernupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 19:18:00

Family worries about a crude oil pipeline on their land. Congress may soon strengthen rules. CNN's Chris Welch reports.

SI.com: Tom Bowles: Keselowski weighs in on Logano-Newman feud, splitter troubles and moreupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 10:05:00

Brad Keselowski does a bi-weekly diary for SI.com. Heading to Bristol this weekend, he previews the Saturday night fight under the lights while reflecting on a week full of hometown cookin' in Rochester Hills, Mich. Also in this latest edition: his take on the Ryan Newman -- Joey Logano saga, thoughts on adding a mid-week race to the schedule and why he's a Florida "hater."

CNNMoney: Small business loan programs need cash ASAPupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 05:48:00

Many state programs that help small businesses get loans they need to survive or expand are in jeopardy, victims of the economic downturn and state budget gaps.

Michigan police recover luggage of suspected serial stabberupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 20:39:00

Investigators involved in the case of serial killing suspect Elias Abuelazam went to Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday to retrieve two of his bags, Michigan police said.

SI.com: Lars Anderson: Five drivers to keep an eye on at Michiganupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 22:14:00

No one in NASCAR -- not the drivers who have walked away from harrowing crashes, not the pit crew members who have been hit by a race car on pit road and lived to tell about it -- is luckier than team owner Jack Roush.

Israeli, arrested at airport, is suspect in Michigan killingsupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 05:11:00

A 33-year-old Israeli citizen was charged with assault with intent to murder in Michigan Thursday in connection with 18 stabbings that left five people dead across three states, according to a Michigan prosecutor.

EPA to meet with residents about Michigan oil spillupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 06:13:00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting Tuesday night to update the public on efforts to clean an oil spill in Michigan creek.

'All hands on deck' in Michigan spillupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 21:36:00

Officials discuss oil cleanup efforts following a pipeline break in a creek that feeds into the Kalamazoo River.

Energy company, EPA double efforts after Michigan oil spillupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 16:32:00

A Canada-based energy company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have doubled their resources in their bid to contain and clean up a Michigan oil spill, officials said Wednesday.

Massive oil spill in Michiganupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 16:32:00

A leaking pipeline spills an estimated 840,000 gallons of oil into a Michigan creek. Affiliate WXMI reports.

Sun and sand in the Great Lake Stateupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:22:00

The sound of the waves helps me daydream as I watch the wind carry grains of sand across my toes. Seagulls circle the water, carefully watching their prey. My niece and nephew giggle as they build sand castles on the beach. And as I look to the horizon, sailboats speckle the water with mighty freighters in the distance.

Michigan plant powering America forwardupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 15:49:00

The president touts progress toward economic recovery at a battery manufacturing plant in Holland, Michigan.

Plane crash in northern Michigan kills 4updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 00:01:00

Federal authorities are investigating the crash of small plane in northern Michigan town of Saint Ignace that killed four people and injured a fifth.

CNNMoney: Nevada takes dubious jobless title from Michiganupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:48:00

Nevada's jobless rate hit a record high last month and and is now the highest in the nation, the first time in four years that Michigan doesn't hold that distinction, according to a government report released Friday.

Feds argue against releasing 8 members of Michigan militiaupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 07:52:00

Federal prosecutors are fighting to keep behind bars eight Michigan militia members accused of plotting to kill police officers as part of a revolt against the U.S. government.

Militia arrests timed to prevent violence, official saysupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 10:33:00

Federal authorities decided to arrest members of the Hutaree militia group upon learning they were planning an exercise in April that might have included violence, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Jobs recovery will be sluggishupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 16:35:00

The annual unemployment rate rose across all states and the nation's capital last year, with Michigan and Nevada posting the biggest jumps, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Man hurt after homemade rocket explodes during party stuntupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 04:39:00

A 62-year-old Michigan man was severely burned when a homemade rocket strapped on his back exploded while he slid down a snowy hill on a sled, authorities said this week.

CNNMoney: Unemployment rates rise in 29 statesupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 12:12:00

A growing number of states reported rising jobless rates in October, and thirteen states reported unemployment rates above the national average of 10.2%, according to a government report released on Friday.

CNNMoney: Electric car grants worth $2.4 billion unveiledupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 05:56:00

The federal government on Wednesday named which companies will get $2.4 billion in stimulus grants to develop batteries, parts and programs for electric cars.

CNNMoney: Michigan unemployment tops 15%updated: Fri Jul 17 2009 11:52:00

Michigan became the first state in 25 years to suffer an unemployment rate exceeding 15%, according to a report released Friday by the Labor Department.

Fiery collision in Michigan causes overpass to collapseupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 07:41:00

A collision involving two big-rigs and a car Wednesday caused an explosion that sent flames and clouds of smoke billowing and collapsed a highway overpass just north of Detroit, Michigan.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Red Wings' loss adds to flood of bad news for Detroitupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 00:56:00

The dour headlines were delivered with drumbeat regularity: MICHIGAN BRACES FOR MORE BUDGET CUTS, roared the Detroit Free Press.

CNNMoney: Michigan shuts 8 prisons to save $120Mupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 14:21:00

Michigan officials said Friday that the state is closing three prisons and five prison camps in hopes of narrowing a $1.4 billion budget gap for fiscal 2010.

Commentary: We need cars to sing aboutupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 10:17:00

This is undoubtedly way too unsophisticated a solution to the troubles in the American auto industry, but it has to be better than bankruptcy or federal edicts:

Michigan governor looks to electric carsupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 22:15:00

The future of Detroit is electric cars, the governor of Michigan declared in an opinion piece on Newsweek's Web site.

CNNMoney: Michigan jobless rate hits 12%updated: Wed Mar 25 2009 17:12:00

The unemployment rate in Michigan, suffering under the near-collapse of the auto industry, hit 12% in February, according to data released by the state on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Monthly job losses cut across 41 statesupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 17:52:00

The number of states suffering monthly job losses more than doubled in September, with Michigan losing the greatest number of jobs, according to a government report released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Jobless claims declineupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 09:10:00

The number of out-of-work Americans filing new claims for unemployment insurance last week fell more than expected, according to a government report released Thursday.

Battleground Michiganupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 11:07:00

It's a dead heat in Michigan, which has voted largely Democratic in the past four elections. CNN's John King reports.

CNNMoney: Income and poverty: Size up your stateupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 19:35:00

It's a title Michigan likely doesn't want.

Time.com: Data Shows Dour Situation in Mich.updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 13:00:00

Government data painted a bleak economic picture for Michigan, where the auto industry's downward plunge has rippled across the state

Michigan solar car team wins 2,400-mile raceupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 15:43:00

In the world of higher education, summer is usually the off-season.

Time.com: Judge Blocks Gas Drilling in Mich. Forestupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 15:00:00

A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula

More storms pound Midwestupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 13:28:00

From Nebraska to Indiana, thousands hit by storms are wondering what happened - and what's next. CNN's Susan Roesgen reports.

Flood waters, death toll rise after weekend stormsupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 13:28:00

Severe storms with heavy rains, high winds and lightning swept across the Midwest to the East Coast on Sunday, flooding towns from Iowa to Michigan, threatening levees and leaving at least eight people dead.

The 30 who ruled on Florida, Michigan delegates updated: Sat May 31 2008 20:36:00

A 30-member Democratic Party panel decided Saturday how to award Florida and Michigan delegates to presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.

DNC faces big challenge Saturdayupdated: Fri May 30 2008 16:57:00

With just three contests left in the Democratic primary season, Sen. Hillary Clinton is making a big push for votes. But her presidential hopes may now hinge on a meeting of a Democratic Party panel.

AC 360: Political roundtableupdated: Fri May 30 2008 16:57:00

Panelists discuss the battle over Florida and Michigan delegates as well as the firestorm over Scott McClellan's book.

Copter crashes onto hospitalupdated: Thu May 29 2008 16:27:00

A helicopter crashed into the roof of a hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Time.com: No Benefits for Gay Partners in Mich.updated: Wed May 07 2008 18:00:00

Local governments and state universities in Michigan can't offer health insurance to the partners of gay workers, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday

Escapee caught after 32 yearsupdated: Fri May 02 2008 12:54:00

A woman who escaped prison 32 years ago is found and arrested. Affiliate KUSI reports.

New plan offered to seat Michigan's delegatesupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 18:37:00

Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak proposed a plan Monday that would apportion his state's delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

SI.com: Tony Pauline: Pro Day Risers and Slidersupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 12:01:00

The pro-day workouts are starting to wind down as the draft draws near. Several lesser-known prospects from big college programs really made names for themselves this week. In a draft with little depth, many of these players secured spots for themselves in the later rounds. There were also a few big-name prospects who stood out.

Obama reacts to Michigan newsupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 09:04:00

Sen. Barack Obama talks to CNN's Larry King about Michigan's failed effort to schedule a new Democratic primary.

No deal reached on Michigan re-voteupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 09:04:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House suffered a blow Thursday when Michigan's state Senate adjourned without passing a bill to schedule a new Democratic primary.

Time.com: Michigan Hurts Clinton's Chancesupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 01:00:00

By joining Florida in deciding not to revote, the state deals a blow to the candidate's plan to convince superdelegates she should be the nominee

Source: Obama not embracing Michigan revoteupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 07:21:00

A top Michigan Democrat expressed frustration Wednesday with Sen. Barack Obama for not embracing a plan to conduct a revote of the state's Democratic primary.

Florida lawmakers offer up plan to seat delegatesupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 07:19:00

Two Florida state senators presented a plan Wednesday to seat the state's delegates at the Democratic National Convention, hoping that Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will embrace their compromise.

Obama: Wright flap has 'shaken me up'updated: Thu Mar 20 2008 02:52:00

Sen. Barack Obama told CNN on Wednesday the recent uproar over his former pastor's sermons has reminded him of the odds he faces in winning the White House.

Michigan revote decision up in the airupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 13:17:00

Now that officials in Florida nixed a primary revote, the focus has shifted to Michigan Tuesday where a proposal is taking shape for Democrats to hold a new presidential primary, a Democratic source close to the negotiations says.

Time.com: Clinton's Hopes for Florida Fadeupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 03:00:00

The state's Democrats abandon efforts to hold a new primary, and plans for a revote in Michigan are also struggling. Hillary doesn't have many straws left to grasp at

Plan: Michigan revote would be in Juneupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 19:35:00

A proposal is taking shape for Michigan Democrats to hold a new presidential primary, a Democratic source close to the negotiations says.

Glenn Beck: Too bad, Michigan and Floridaupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 12:28:00

What do these stories all have in common?

Commentary: Florida, Michigan don't deserve revoteupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 14:25:00

For two weeks we have watched nearly every political hack from Michigan and Florida hit the airwaves to tell us that voters in those states deserve to have their votes counted, and new elections should be called for and paid by­ the Democratic National Committee.

Officials: Earth Liberation Front members indicted in fireupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 17:15:00

Four people said to have acted on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front have been indicted on a charge of setting fire to an agriculture research building on the Michigan State University campus more than eight years ago, authorities announced Tuesday.

Raw Politics: Dems re-voting?updated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:01:00

CNN's Joe Johns reports on what led to a 'train wreck' in Florida and Michigan, and what it could mean in November.

Mail-in ballot suggested as possible Florida-Michigan fixupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 18:56:00

Political leaders on Sunday debated the idea of again holding votes in Michigan and Florida using a mail-in ballot to resolve the issue of delegates from those states being barred from participating in the nominating process.

Where the Democratic race standsupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 18:56:00

With the race between Clinton and Obama changing, how does delegate count stack up? CNN's Josh Levs reports.

Florida, Michigan revotes come down to moneyupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 16:30:00

Democrats agree that new voting is needed to determine convention delegates for Florida and Michigan, but they can't figure out how to pay for it.

Obama raises $55 million in February, sets new recordupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 20:16:00

Sen. Barack Obama raised $55 million in February, his campaign reported Thursday, setting a record for political fundraising in one month.

Delegate outcryupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 13:05:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports on the intensified calls for Florida and Michigan delegates to count.

Florida, Michigan seek exit from Democratic penalty boxupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 13:05:00

Will the recount state become the re-primary state? Will voters in Michigan have their say in picking a Democratic candidate for president?

If allowed, Florida, Michigan could tip nominationupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 12:22:00

Florida and Michigan could go from having no say in the Democratic nominating process to deciding the nominee if their states' political leaders succeed in getting their delegates seated.

'Stick to the rules'updated: Thu Mar 06 2008 12:22:00

DNC Chairman Howard Dean says Florida and Michigan can abide by party rules or appeal at the convention.

SI.com: PAULINE: Wide receiver crop impressesupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 19:10:00

The receivers and tight ends took to the RCA Dome this weekend and completed their combine workouts. The results were good for the most part, and both positions look solid heading towards April's draft.

SI.com: Stewart Mandel: Ten impact assistantsupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 16:51:00

Much is made of the annual coaching carousel, and rightfully so -- obviously, anytime a Rich Rodriguez goes to Michigan or a Bobby Petrino goes to Arkansas, there's likely to be a major impact, not only on the programs involved, but potentially the national landscape.

SI.com: Stewart Mandel: App. State's '08 mountain is LSUupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 12:46:00

Shortly before last season's BCS bowls, I was having a conversation with an athletic director at one of the nation's football powers when he mentioned he still had a game to fill on his 2008 non-conference schedule. At such a late stage, he said, he would likely have to resort to a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) opponent.

Snow causes 36-car accidentupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 07:04:00

Snowy weather causes a major pileup in Gates, New York.

SI.com: Andy Staples: Quick update on America's best uncommitted playersupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 00:50:00

Players are committing earlier and earlier these days. How early? Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Matt Barkley, one of the nation's top prospects for the class of 2009, already announced his commitment to USC.

GOP candidates see the light: It's the economyupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:28:00

Just before the critical South Carolina primary on Saturday, it's clear what the Republican presidential candidates learned from the Michigan primary: focus on the economy.

After Michigan, GOP goes Southupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 07:01:00

Mitt Romney's campaign got a Michigan boost, but his foes are already looking to South Carolina. CNN's Mary Snow reports

Time.com: Can the Economy Save Mitt Romney?updated: Thu Jan 17 2008 01:00:00

Against Michigan's economically sullen landscape, the GOP candidate found his footing. Can he sustain his bounce?

Lack of Democratic contest could alter Michigan GOP primaryupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 13:43:00

The most compelling action during Michigan's primary Tuesday will be on the Republican side. The Democratic Party has stripped the state of its delegates for moving up its primary date so early, and top-tier Democratic candidates have taken their names off the ballot, except for Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Romney's Michigan win shakes up GOP raceupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 10:54:00

Mitt Romney claimed a much-needed victory in Tuesday's Michigan Republican primary, making the race for the GOP presidential nomination anybody's game.

'The beginning of a comeback'updated: Wed Jan 16 2008 10:54:00

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claims victory in Michigan.

Analysis: Romney takes Michigan gold as S.C. fight heats upupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 08:54:00

Almost a half century ago, the state of Michigan put an auto industry executive named George Romney on the political map. On Tuesday evening, it may have put his son's presidential campaign back on track.

How did Romney do it?updated: Wed Jan 16 2008 08:54:00

CNN's Bill Schneider and Gloria Borger take a look at the exit polls and break down Mitt Romney's Michigan win.

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