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Attorney General says Civil Rights Commision policy is invalid

Attorney General Bill Schuette says the state’s Civil Rights Commission cannot consider discrimination complaints for sexual orientation or gender identity. Last May, the commission adopted a policy that would have allowed LGBTQ people to file such complaints.

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New report details risks of Line 5 spill

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At a festival appearance in New York City's Central Park, Hillary Clinton spoke against President Trump's apparent reluctance to accept intelligence showing that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

"The great mystery is why the president has not spoken up for our country and we saw that most clearly in this recent meeting with Putin," she said.

Updated at 1:13 a.m. ET Sunday

Los Angeles police say a suspected gunman who held people hostage inside a Trader Joe's in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood is now in custody. At least one person is dead.

Police identified the suspect as a man about 28 years old, who surrendered three hours after barricading himself inside the store where other people had been trapped. Police have not yet released the suspect's name.

Sitting in an orange jumpsuit in a Washington courtroom this week, Maria Butina was either an agent of the Russian government, as federal prosecutors allege, or a just an international graduate student targeted for her nationality, as her defense contends.

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Following two recent cases of measles in Michigan, state health officials are urging families to stay up to date on vaccinations.


Opioid deaths continue to rise in Kalamazoo County

Jul 19, 2018
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Opioids continue to play a major role in deaths from drug overdose in Kalamazoo County.

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Nine communities in Michigan have been awarded grants to upgrade rural water supplies and improve wastewater management systems.

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Sault Sainte Marie will hold a three-day celebration this weekend honoring its 350th anniversary.


Firefly numbers on the rise this summer

Jul 18, 2018
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Whether you call it a lightning bug or a firefly -- or perhaps by its scientific name, Lampyridae -- chances are you’ve had some experience with the tiny flying insect that flashes and blinks its way through summer evenings.

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The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on November’s gerrymandering ballot proposal.

 


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The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a redistricting proposal can go on the November ballot.

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The state is advising propane customers this year to lock-in prices before winter hits.

 


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The U-S Coast Guard and the Eastern U-P Transport Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve ferry service to three northern Michigan islands.

 


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A bill in the Michigan house would create a forensics oversight commission to keep so-called “junk science” out of the courtroom.


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