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The state of Michigan has scrapped a risk study on Enbridge’s Line 5 and fired the contractor just a week before a first draft of the report was to be released.

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Mass shootings in Orlando, Fla., Alexandria, Va., and San Francisco during the first two weeks of June — two of them on the same day — have once again put America's complicate

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Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited health care overhaul proposal on Thursday. The Senate bill, called the "Better Care Reconciliation Act," would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The broad outlines of it look a lot like the House bill, the American Health Care Act, which was passed in May.

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"For 100 years, we got stuck into that Freudian perspective on dreams, which turned out to be not scientifically very accurate," says Robert Stickgold, a sleep researcher and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. "So it's only been in the last 15 to 20 years that we've really started making progress."

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The Caro psychiatric hospital in Tuscola County will receive $115 million dollars for an expansion and renovations.


Officials say the hospital will be remodeled because of many repairs needed to the 104 year old building.   

State Representative Ned Canfield says the newly remodeled center will add jobs to the community.


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Environmental groups are calling on the state to release a draft study of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, despite the fact that it was tainted by a conflict of interest.

Binational report gives Lake Erie a bad review

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A new report on the health of the Great Lakes is out this week, and it shows a grim outlook for Lake Erie.

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The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board. The leader of the campaign says he’s comfortable fighting any challenges in court.

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The state of Michigan has scrapped a risk study on Enbridge’s Line 5 and fired the contractor just a week before a first draft of the report was to be released.

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A resolution to make some public restrooms in Traverse City gender neutral was approved unanimously at a commission meeting Monday night.

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Political intrigue is being blamed for the collapse of a deal for the state to offer big tax breaks to employers who bring a lot of jobs to Michigan.

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They said a picture is worth a thousand words.  Supporters of Michigan’s lighthouses are hoping a picture will be worth thousands of dollars.

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Two U.S. senators from Michigan have introduced legislation which they said kills two birds with one stone.


Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both democrats,say their bills would update crumbling bridges and dams around Michigan. They said improving the infrastructure would create more habitat for Michigan’s fish, and reduce the number of dangerous structures around the state.

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New teachers will get different retirement options than current school employees under a bill sent to Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday.