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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing-area lawmaker has tested positive for the coronavirus through screening required by his service in the Michigan Army National Guard, prompting the cancellation of the legislative session and hearings this week.

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Archaeologist Connie Arzigian, of UW-La Crosse, shows off some of the nails uncovered less than 10 inches below the surface during an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020.

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Archaeologists and volunteers work to discover artifacts near the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020. The heat and humidity added to the challenge as volunteers were required to wear masks due to COVID-19.

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A participant points to a piece of chert, a kind of stone Native Americans used for tools and weapons, which was among the items uncovered during an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020.

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The Historic Indian Agency House, which was built in 1832 along the portage route between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers to fulfill an 1829 treaty with the indigenous Ho-Chunk, stands in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020. The house is one of the oldest buildings in Wisconsin.

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Carl Bujanowski, left, of Poynette, with his wife, Jill, right, join Gwen Heath, of Packwaukee, to search for artifacts during an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020. The effort is an attempt to locate a blacksmith s…

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Helena Biehn, left, and Jasa Miller, both from Kenosha, use a screen to separate artifacts from the surrounding soil during an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Historic Indian Agency House at Fort Winnebago in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020. The dig revealed shards of glass, …

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Participants, clockwise from upper left, including Cynthia Powers, Grace Emily Schara, Cindy Schara and Eric Kramer, work at the site during an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Historic Indian Agency House in Portage, Wis., Saturday, July 25, 2020.

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DETROIT (AP) — Federal agents being sent to Detroit by the Trump administration will be helping local authorities fight violent crime and won't be interfering with protests against racism or excessive force by police, the region's top federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top election official is urging people with an absentee ballot to return it to their local clerk's office or drop box instead of using the mail to ensure it's counted in the Aug. 4 statewide primary.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oakland County, Michigan's second-largest county and a political bellwether, announced Monday that it will use up to $575,000 in federal coronavirus relief aid to provide prepaid postage on absentee ballots in the November presidential election.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A panel of Michigan lawmakers approved proposals Wednesday to dip into state cash reserves and make budget cuts, part of a wider plan to address a $2.2 billion budget hole caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of people squatted, thrusted and lunged Tuesday on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol during a workout intended to highlight the plight of gyms that have been closed for months under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus orders.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Abortion opponents said Tuesday they're dropping a petition drive to prohibit a second-trimester procedure in Michigan after state election officials said the campaign didn't produce enough valid signatures.

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Crystal and Chris Martin stand outside their home, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Burton, Mich., as one of their children looks on. The Martins, who had to defer some mortgage payments, are among millions of Americans who have struggled financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal has been…

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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man whose decades in prison for drug dealing and work as an FBI informant inspired the movie “White Boy Rick” was released from custody Monday in Florida, his first steps of freedom since he was a teenager.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers will return to session to pass a multibillion-dollar plan to resolve the deficit caused by the coronavirus shutdown — with a mix of spending cuts, a drawdown of the state's savings and a big influx of federal rescue aid.

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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Michigan's third-largest county will respond to business complaints about customers not wearing masks but won't be actively enforcing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 33,800 unionized state employees will have to reauthorize the deduction of dues from their paycheck every year or the contributions will stop under a rule change adopted by a panel on Monday over objections from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and labor leaders.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting.