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State Goes Purple in Recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month and the official State of Michigan social media accounts and web pages have gone purple to help bring attention to these important issues.

In a statement, Governor Rick Snyder said "Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death int he United States, and 1-in-3 older adults over age 85 suffer from Alzheimer's

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Attorney General Warns Residents of Malicious Software on Personal Devices

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning residents about scam artists and criminals that are targeting consumers' personal electronic devices through malicious software. Schuette issued the alert through his Consumer Protection Division and is offering helpful tips to protect phones, tablets, computers and other mobile technology

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State Police Encourage Vacation Emergency Preparedness

The Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are encouraging Michiganders to prepare for emergencies that may happen while on vacation.

Capt. Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, says "summer is the time of year when families and individuals typically take extended vacations and road trips

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Up for Third Week in a Row

State motorists will find the average gas prices up for the third week in a row according to AAA Michigan. The current statewide average is just over $3.94 per gallon, about three cents higher than last week

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Graves Encourages Residents to Go Fishing this Weekend

Residents across the state are encouraged to get out and take advantage of Michigan Free Fishing Weekend.

Michigan Free Fishing Weekend allows residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Michigan fishing at no cost

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Snyder Says Michigan Must Better Plan to Serve Growing Numbers of Older Adults [Video]

In a special message to the legislature on aging, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the state must better plan to serve the growing population of older adults. The governor presented his special message during a visit to the Older Persons' Commission in Rochester

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AAA Michigan: Gas Prices Jump for Second Week in a Row

State motorists will find the average price of gas has risen for a second week in a row. AAA Michigan reports the statewide average is slightly over $3.91 per gallon, up seven cents from last week

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Southeastern Michigan One of Twelve Regions Designated for Federal Initiative

The City of Flint, Genesee County and areas from 12 other counties across southeastern Michigan have been designated to receive federal funding aimed at revitalizing manufacturing through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Program (IMCP)

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Snyder Signs Bill to Raise Michigan’s Minimum Wage to $9.25

Governor Rick Snyder signed bi-partisan legislation on Tuesday night that will raise Michigan's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. When signing the legislation, Snyder said the minimum wage raise will help hard-working residents without hindering the state's improving economy

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New Bill Would Require Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Child Support [Video]

New legislation being proposed would require casinos to withhold winnings for overdue child support.

According to WNEM, state legislators are considering a bill that would require casinos to check and see of big winners owe child support. If a person is found to owe, the amount from their winnings would go straight to friend of the court, and if that is les

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