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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for proposals to advance to legislators and possibly a statewide vote. A restaurant-backed organization is challenging signatures submitted for the wage proposal. It says it's moot because lawmakers repealed the law that would be amended.

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a Wayne County case that took about 30 years to bring to trial. The court says the rights of William Lyles Jr. were violated at trial last year. The court says Judge Megan Brennan didn't give the jury a standard instruction about considering evidence of Lyles' good character.

WIXOM, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Institute of Arts will start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area. This marks the fifth year of the DIA's Inside/Out project. Workers are scheduled to continue the installation process in Brownstown Township and Dearborn tomorrow.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Scholars and policymakers from around the globe plan to gather next month for a conference on Africa at Western Michigan University. The eighth International Conference on African Development is scheduled for August 14th through the 16th at the Kalamazoo school. The keynote speech scheduled will be delivered by Mammo Muchie.

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