TRAVERSE CITY — Text messages between a northwest Michigan lawmaker and union representatives should be admitted as evidence in a bribery case against him, U.S. attorneys argued.

WILLIAMSBURG — Carol Hockin has no doubt she would see more people coming through Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry’s doors if a proposed food stamps eligibility change goes through.

TRAVERSE CITY — State Rep. Larry Inman, R-Williamsburg, could face a recall as he contends with bribery and other federal charges, and seeks treatment for addiction.

ALAIEDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder signed a road-spending package into law Tuesday that includes the first increase in decades in Michigan's fuel tax and vehicle registration fees, a move designed to address the deteriorating highways, roads and bridges across the state.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House for the second time in four months has narrowly approved a funding plan to improve deteriorating roads, though it appears doubtful that the legislation currently has enough support to become law.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint, Michigan, will receive $6 million in state funding to help switch its drinking water source after lead problems prompted officials to declare a public health emergency.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration face mounting scrutiny for Flint's drinking water crisis, which began when a state emergency manager switched the supply source to save money and has culminated with high lead levels in some children.

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LANSING (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair engaged in numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" misconduct in an attempted cover-up, in which public resources were misused and constituents were treated with a lack of respect, an investigator alleged Monday.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was released from a hospital Monday, four days after being admitted for a blood clot in his right leg related to an Achilles tendon injury he suffered last month, his spokeswoman said.

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