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New "Need To Vote" campaign announced in Lansing

A Democratic billionaire stopped by Lansing to announce the launch of his $10 million national campaign to get people to vote in the November midterms.

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As students arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the start of the new school year on Wednesday, they found a tall new fence surrounding the perimeter, banners draped along the exterior willing them to be "#MSDStrong," and a fresh coat of burgundy paint in the hallways.

Each in its own way was an attempt to mark the setting as a place of learning and reassure its occupants of a fortified safety within its walls.

At a news conference held on the school lawn, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie called it a "bittersweet day."

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There are a bunch of historical anniversaries in August. The Watts riots happened 53 years ago. Woodstock was 49 years ago today in fact. And then there's the 46th anniversary of Wattstax.

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Residents of Bay View in northwest Michigan have voted to end the community’s religious test for residents.


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Central Michigan University today named its 15th University president at a press conference in the Charles V. Park University Library.


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A federal judge has permanently blocked Michigan from eliminating straight party ticket voting.


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