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Two family members have been sentenced to prison for a scheme to pay bribes for a medical marijuana dispensary in a Detroit suburb.

The case involved officials in Garden City, who notified federal investigators when they were approached in 2016.

Mike Baydoun was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday, while nephew Jalal Baydoun was given a year and a day. Another relative, Ali Baydoun, was placed on three years of supervised release in April.

Michigan will continue paying a company for prison food and to use its software while transitioning back to having state workers run prison kitchens.
 
     A state subcommittee on Tuesday approved a new $35 million one-year contract for Trinity Services Group. The full State Administrative Board is expected to vote next week.
 

As turmoil spreads through the Middle East this week, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past. Muslims and Jews have dispatched members into mosques and synagogues to learn about each other's faiths and made a joint trip to tour civil rights sites in the South. 

- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is appealing a court ruling that blocked state reimbursements to private schools for the cost of inspections and other state requirements.
 
     The appeal was filed Monday on behalf of the state and top officials. A Court of Claims judge last month struck down as unconstitutional two budget laws, saying $5 million in spending violates a ban on aid to non-public schools.
 
     Schuette, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, says the cost of inspections and fees can "financially cripple" private schools.
 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is appealing a court ruling that blocked state reimbursements to private schools for the cost of inspections and other state requirements. The appeal was filed Monday on behalf of the state and top officials. A Court of Claims judge last month struck down as unconstitutional two budget laws, saying $5 million in spending violates a ban on aid to non-public schools.

AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 7 cents in the past week.

The Dearborn-based auto club said late Sunday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.93 per gallon. Prices are about 52 cents more than at the same point last year.

Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.85 in the Traverse City area. The highest was about $2.97 in the Ann Arbor area. The Detroit-area's average was about $2.94, up about 6 cents per gallon.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force in Southfield is sending about 40 middle and high school students to civil rights sites.

The 2018 Freedom Ride in August will make stops at historical sites in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Corporate and individual donations are being sought to offset the cost to students.

A Detroit gun rights advocacy group plans to provide free firearm shooting lessons to 800 women.

Legally Armed in Detroit is holding the annual event May 20 at the Top Gun Shooting Sports gun range in Taylor, southwest of Detroit. The event is for women interested in learning more about firearms and personal protection.

Participants will take part in a safety briefing and have use of a firearm and ammunition. No prior firearms training or experience is required for the lessons.

A western Michigan museum is showcasing a new exhibit on the history of a former power plant that shuttered two years ago.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that a scale model of the B.C. Cobb power plant is among four other new exhibits at the Muskegon Heritage Museum this summer.

The downtown Muskegon museum shares "unique and extraordinary" histories of local businesses. The exhibits open this week.

Michigan State University expects its incoming freshman class to be the largest overall in school history.

The East Lansing school says it's projected to enroll 8,400 students for the 2018-19 year. It's the largest when accounting for all students and the second largest group of students enrolling from other U.S. states.

The university says the incoming class also represents a jump in in-state students, with 76 percent from Michigan. That compares with 70 percent at this time last year. International student applications fell by 31 percent.

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