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The Flint City Council approved a 30-year contract with the Great Lake Water Authority during a special meeting Tuesday.

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Myanmar says it has struck a tentative deal with neighboring Bangladesh for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled across the border amid a brutal military crackdown.

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It didn't exactly break the Internet, but there is no denying that it's an eye-catching photo: a smiling man holding a yam that is about 3 feet long.

"That's the biggest one I've seen from that particular species," says Paul Wilkin, the head of natural capital and plant health at the United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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The US House of Representatives passed the Republican tax plan Thursday with a vote of 227-205. Michigan’s members of Congress are speaking out… along party lines.


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A teen was recently attacked in Muskegon County. Officials say it’s because he’s gay. Now prosecutors and lawmakers are calling on the legislature to expand the state’s hate crimes law.


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A downturn in the economy would quickly drain the state’s “rainy day” savings.


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An environmental group has released an interactive maps of  gas pipelines in the U.S.

 

The Sierra Club’s map shows every pipeline throughout the United States, including lines being constructed or planned.

 

 


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We know Michigan has some of the best sights for fall foliage.

 

Now a major camera company has recognized the state for our views.

 

 


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A network to support for crime victims of crime and to prompt changes in the criminal justice system is coming to Michigan.

The Alliance for Safety and Justice plans to open offices in Michigan next year.  

Robert Rooks is the Vice President of the group. He said the best way to know what changes are needed is to listen to people who are the most impacted by the problem.

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The Village of Kingsley has been selected as the future location of a 100,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility. The facility carries a $20-million price tag.

 

Village trustees approved a resolution this week essentially welcoming growers.

 

Ross Childs is the interim village manager for Kingsley. He said trustees did not approve the sale of medical pot in Kingsley, but they approved everything else.

 

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Michigan residents who want to get into the medical marijuana business had their last shot at a training session Wednesday.


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Hunters are heading out in the field today for opening day of firearm deer season.  And in many areas, they’re running into new rules from the state.  It’s an attempt to get ahead of the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan.


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The State’s Board of Education can’t decide what to do about recent gun legislation.


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