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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Bills advancing in the Michigan Legislature would let school districts stock a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. The legislation won unanimous approval in the Senate last week. Naloxone is used to save people from drug overdoses. If a district decided to obtain naloxone, it would have to train at least two employees to administer the drug.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - An exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art traces an African mask's 100-year, 10,000-mile journey. The exhibit, "Traces: Reconstructing the History of a Chokwe Mask," chronicles the mask's origins from what is now Angola to Ann Arbor. Museum officials say the mask was part of an elaborate costume and performance. Such masks were common, but this one is rare for its quality and documentation.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7 percent next year. It's a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits. The price spikes are being blamed on higher costs, including the end of a federal re-insurance program that protects insurers from substantial losses from high-cost enrollees.
DETROIT (AP) - Officials have commissioned the USS Detroit naval vessel after spending more than a week in its namesake city. The Saturday morning ceremony included speeches and appearances by military officials as well as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Mike Duggan and U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. The $440 million Freedom-class ship has been docked on the Detroit River since Oct. 14. It was built in Marinette, Wisconsin.
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