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Flint City council approves 30-year water contract

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.

The Yam That Deserves To Win The Internet

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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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NMU invites Snyder to commencement

Nov 14, 2017
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Northern Michigan University has invited Governor Rick Snyder to give May’s commencement address, and some aren’t happy about it.

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It’s no secret that we’re in cold and flu season… the number of people coughing and missing school or work is evidence of that.

Now pharmacists are reminding people to be careful of over-the-counter medicines...more specifically a common ingredient in them that can be harmful in large doses.  

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Each Native American tribe in the state has their own constitution and set of laws.


A new report released this week gives high marks to the collaboration between state and tribal courts.



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A public-private partnership is growing in an  effort  to bring a native fish back to Michigan. The Arctic Grayling disappeared from state waters in the 1930’s. Now biologists are fighting climate change to bring it back.

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Over half a million deer hunters look forward to opening day of firearm season in Michigan. Small business owners look forward to the season too, and to the financial uptick that follows the hunters that travel to the area.

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State officials say they’re growing increasingly frustrated as Enbridge Energy reports new spots where Line Five has exposed metal. Line Five runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan.

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Another governor has found his place on the walls of the Michigan State Capitol.

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Democrats in Lansing want to make schools get rid of mascots that may be considered racially insensitive.

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Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is stepping away from leading a petition drive to switch to a part-time Legislature.

The petition drive is widely seen as an effort to boost a candidacy for governor. But in his announcement about the change in leadership, Calley dropped no hints on his future plans. Running a ballot campaign while running for governor would present a host of legal and practical problems, however. Calley told The Associated Press he plans to focus his work on “a broader agenda” for Michigan going into 2018 and beyond.

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County road commissions across the state are gearing up for winter road work, and they say the statewide gas tax increase is helping.