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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.

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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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The Michigan Department of Transportation has set up a phoneline with voicemail for residents, business owners, and motorists to reach out with thoughts or issues on the I-75 Business Spur reconstruction and roundabout project. 

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State grant funding is going toward testing for contamination in four sites in Osceola County.

Several Michigan members of Congress are sending a letter to the Trump administration. They're requesting stronger safeguards for dangerous chemicals in drinking water.

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Michigan is the only state in the U.S. that needs intervention for its special education programs in its schools, according to the US Department of Education.

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Michigan and Canadian officials broke ground Wednesday on the US port of entry site for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Help still needed for flood-damaged Houghton County

Jul 17, 2018
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Officials are hoping to get help from the federal government, as cleanup continues in Houghton County.

County Administrator Eric Forsberg says with total damage estimated at $100 million, he’s hoping FEMA will declare the region a disaster area and send money. But Forsberg says the county likely won’t get as much as it really needs.

“FEMA will only fund 75% of that, and when they came in they looked at all the entities’ estimates of damage assessment and they did their best to try and knock that down.”

MSU approves Bill Beekman as Athletic Director

Jul 17, 2018
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Michigan State University has formally approved Bill Beekman as its new athletic director.

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Michiganders might have the hottest summer days behind them, with forecasts for the rest of July and August showing somewhat cooler temperatures.

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A recent study out of Ann Arbor looks at the history of dogs in the U.S., and how the ancestors of the pooch laying on your floor - or your couch -  affects dogs today.

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Business backed organizations say two initiatives waiting for approval from the Board of State Canvassers should not be on the November ballot. They’re challenging the initiatives to raise the state’s minimum wage and to require earned sick time for employees.


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