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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A $500,000 grant from the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation will help expand and renovate the red panda habitat at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. The Detroit Zoological Society says the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation Red Panda Forest will provide a larger and more stimulating naturalistic environment for the animals. Three red pandas live at the zoo. The habitat will be expanded by about 4,000 square feet to more than 14,000 square feet.

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) - Upset about a dog bite? Sometimes it's better to keep your hand in your pocket. Thomas Cummings was bitten by a dog when he put his hand over a fence in Holly. But the Michigan appeals court ruled in favor of the dog's owners, saying Cummings was trespassing, even if he was standing on the other side of the fence. In a 3-0 decision Tuesday, the court says "no reasonable juror" could conclude that Cummings had permission to put his hand over the fence.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation that has won final approval. It is the latest attempt to combat Michigan's deadly opioid epidemic. Other bills passed Wednesday would limit the amount of opioids that could be prescribed, require a "bona fide" physician-patient relationship to dispense drugs and require that those being treated for an overdose receive information on substance abuse services.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature has unanimously voted to cut what are believed to be the nation's highest financial penalties for collecting excessive unemployment benefits, finalizing bills that were proposed after more than 40,000 people were wrongly accused of fraud in a two-year period. The measures, which will be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, also take aim at "impostors" who file fake claims.

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