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Arts, Beats & Eats festival in Pontiac works to go green

Posted: 06/16/2008 - Producer Jon Witz says plates, silverware and garbage bags will be biodegradable. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report Monday the festival plans to print 2,000 programs instead of 75,000 and offer recycling centers.

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Obama to give full votes to Mich, Fla delegates

Updated: 06/14/2008 - Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she has gotten personal assurances from presidential candidate Barack Obama that he'll restore the full voting rights of Michigan and Florida's national convention delegates.

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Quarter of Michigan's road miles rated poor

Posted: 06/12/2008 - A new state report says Michigan's roads are getting worse. The study says 26 percent of lane-miles on major roads in the state were in poor condition last year, up from 12 percent in 2004.

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Report: Michigan child poverty up but teen deaths fall

Posted: 06/12/2008 - More than one-third of Michigan children are living without a full-time working parent, signaling a steep increase in a key measure of child poverty. But the annual "Kids Count" report being released today shows some other measures of child welfare have improved, particularly the rate of teen deaths.

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Michigan Senate stops short of holding back third-graders

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The Michigan Senate has stopped short of requiring schools to hold back third-graders who cannot read at grade level. Revised legislation approved unanimously Wednesday instead would require the state to create model summer school programs for first- through fourth-graders who need help reading.

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Bid to revive Dillon recall fails

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The attempt to recall House Speaker Andy Dillon may have run out of steam. State elections officials already have said the recall attempt failed because not enough valid signatures were turned in.

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