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GM official: Carmakers bracing for movement to ban internal combustion engines

US carmakers are preparing for an emerging worldwide movement to outlaw the internal combustion engine.

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants.

Under current law, most tenants who get federal housing assistance pay 30 percent of their adjusted income toward rent, and the government kicks in the rest up to a certain amount.

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Since President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Washington, D.C., on Monday for the first state visit of President Trump's administration, the French leader has tried to persuade the American president not to abandon the three-year-old nuclear agreement with Iran next month.

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Two million Medicare users in Michigan could be affected by cuts perhaps sooner than expected.

A little known Independent Payment Advisory Board - or IPAB - was created under the federal Affordable Care Act. It’s formed when Medicare spending hits a level, which is determined by a complicated formula. The group is charged with bringing costs  back down.

 

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Next week, the executive director of an organization dedicated to creating peace will be speaking in Midland.

Tiffany Easthom has been extensively involved in efforts to create peace in places like South Sudan and Syria. She’ll be speaking to members of Midland’s chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce on Monday, May 15.

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Governor Rick Snyder has chosen the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Nestle’s efforts to increase water withdrawals in Osceola county are headed back to the courts. This time the company has appealed a building permit that was denied by local officials.

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A new proposal from the Michigan Department of Resources has gotten pushback from recreational fishers who say it could endanger walleye populations in the Great Lakes.

The proposal makes broad changes to Michigan commercial fishing licences updating things from fees and fines to regulations.

The part of the proposal getting pushback is a provision to allow commercial fishers to take walleye out of the Great Lakes.

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As sections of the bridge’s two interior lanes age, they are replaced, and up until about two years ago they were taken to a scrap yard.

Bob Sweeney is the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Mackinac Bridge. He said there are a number of things the pieces have been used for.

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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals. Trump once put Larsen on his list of judges and lawyers he would consider naming to the US Supreme Court.

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  The Michigan Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for certain lots of Pepsi. State Officials said some plastic bottles of the soft drink have been found to contain small flecks of metal.

Investigators said the flecks of iron and chromium came from an equipment malfunction during bottling. No injuries or illnesses have been reported, but there is concern that larger flecks could have formed when the equipment failed.

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  Michigan is looking down the road to the future, and many people see cars running on electricity or other alternative fuels. Now, state officials are beginning to plan for the infrastructure to fuel electric and natural gas vehicles.  

The Michigan Public Service Commision said they’re seeking public input before a conference in August to tackle issues around charging stations for alternative fueled vehicles.

Nick Assendelft is a spokesperson for the Michigan Agency for Energy and Public Service Commision.

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Before water contamination emergencies hit Flint, Mich. a crisis in Canada became deadly.

When E. coli invaded the drinking water in Walkerton, half of the town became ill and seven people died.  That led to a turnaround in the way the community treats its water and trains employees. 

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