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Poll: Clinton leads Dems in Michigan; GOP side still bunched

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Forty-nine percent of 400 likely Democratic presidential primary voters polled by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA said the New York senator was their pick. Eighteen percent backed Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and 15 percent favored former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina.

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University of Michigan wants to hire 100 new faculty members

Posted: 11/16/2007 - School President Mary Sue Coleman says the goal is to expand interdisciplinary teaching and research. The Ann Arbor News, The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press report Coleman discussed the details Thursday.

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Coalition pushes for more energy from renewable sources

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The Detroit News and The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens report the group, called MI Energy Future, wants that energy to come from sources like wind, sunlight, flowing water and landfill gases.

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Florida retiree sentenced in Detroit sex tourism case

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Karl Kaechele of St. Petersburg, Fla., was arrested in 2005 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport upon returning from a 90-day trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Ex-Wayne County deputy gets probation in drug case

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The 36-year-old Merriewether, of Farmington Hills, pleaded guilty in September to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. Federal prosecutors say he used his position as a deputy to smuggle cocaine and marijuana to inmates in the Wayne County Jail in Detroit.

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Michigan Farmers Now Eligible for Federal Aid

Posted: 11/15/2007 - The U.S. Agriculture Department declared the state a disaster area after looking at the aftermath of drought conditions from April through August.

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USDA offers aid to help Michigan farmers with damaged crops

Posted: 11/15/2007 - Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner says farmers in all 83 counties will be eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Applications will be considered based on the extent of losses and other considerations.

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Michigan Democrats say they'll stick with primary -- for now

Posted: 11/15/2007 - The state Court of Appeals plans to hear oral arguments tomorrow on whether it should overturn a lower court's ruling that the law setting up the primary is unconstitutional, derailing the upcoming election.

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Pet store fire kills animals

Posted: 11/14/2007 - Dozens of animals are dead following a fire at a pet shopin Warren, southeast Michigan.

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Michigan says 21,000 acres burned in the state this year

Posted: 11/14/2007 - About 87 percent of those acres were scorched in a fire this summer in the Upper Peninsula's Luce County. That was the largest wildfire in the state since 1980. It cost more than $7 million to fight.

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Michigan-born soldier killed in Iraq

Posted: 11/14/2007 - McCall was 24 when he died on October 30th. He was buried November 8th in Pensacola, Florida. He was born in Flint and moved to Florida when he was a toddler.

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Banana workers can seek punitive damages against Dole

Posted: 11/14/2007 - Last week, a jury decided six of the 12 men who sued Westlake-based Dole Food Co. and Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. were entitled to more than $3 million in damages. The jury will begin considering punitive damages for five of the men Wednesday.

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Bill Ford announces formation of Transformation Advisory Council

Posted: 11/14/2007 - Ford says the council will be made up of innovative thinkers, including senior executives from the Dearborn-based automaker and others interested in promoting energy independence and curtailing the threat of global warming.

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