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3:05pm

Tue February 25, 2014
Law

Same-Sex Parenting Goes On Trial In Detroit

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:01 pm

Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial today in Detroit, and Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta is there. A lesbian couple wants to settle the doubts over same-sex parenting.

4:01pm

Wed November 6, 2013
Education

Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 10:15 am

At Lansing Community College in Michigan, students who've moved on to four-year schools can come back and claim their credits, and maybe even a degree.
David Shane/Flickr

There's a nationwide search underway to find former students who don't know they've already done all or most of the work needed to earn a credential that might help them land a better-paying job.

In Michigan, several hundred community college dropouts were recently surprised to learn they had enough credits to qualify for an associate degree. There are also ex-students who apparently didn't know they're just a few credits shy of a two-year degree.

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2:04am

Thu March 7, 2013
Law

Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:36 pm

April DeBoer (second from left) sits with her adopted daughter Ryanne, 3, and Jayne Rowse and her adopted sons Jacob, 3, and Nolan, 4, at their home in Hazel Park, Mich., on Tuesday.
Paul Sancya AP

A federal judge in Michigan could rule as soon as Thursday on a challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. The challenge comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dealing with gay marriage later this month.

In the Michigan case, a lesbian couple sued not because they want to be married, but because they want to be parents.

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3:55am

Fri December 7, 2012
Around the Nation

Michigan Likely To Become A Right-To-Work State

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 4:42 am

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2:18am

Wed May 30, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 11:55 am

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., is facing the daunting prospect of running a write-in campaign to get re-elected this year, as his campaign fell far short of the number of petition signatures he needs to qualify for the August primary ballot.

Compounding McCotter's troubles: It appears election fraud may have played a part in the failure.

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