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New research from Michigan State University could be used to create portable loudspeakers, talking newspapers, or smarter voice activated locks. 

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Flint and Bay City officials are hoping to get an economic boost over the next year through several new business developments projects.

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  A southeast Michigan business woman has announced she will run for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate next year.

Lena Epstein made the announcement Monday. The 35-year-old co-owns Vesco Oil Corporation, which distributes automotive and industrial lubricants. She also served as co-chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Michigan last year.

If she wins the GOP nomination, she will challenge longtime Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in the general election.

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A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission.

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Fisheries biologists are bringing back a program to help combat sea lamprey in Michigan waters.  

Biologists said beginning Monday evening they’re releasing one-thousand sterile male lamprey into the Cheboygan river system.

Over the next few weeks, they’re planning to release three-thousand more sterile male lamprey into the river system.

Fisheries experts said the release is expected to interfere with the creature’s reproduction.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has put a lawsuit regarding state money for private schools on hold while it decides who can be part of it.

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Midland is bringing several public art projects to the community this summer.

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A new project will bring 65 new wind turbines to Gratiot and Isabella county.

The project, called the Pine River Wind Park, is expected to begin construction in early 2018.

The project is part of DTE’s goal of reaching Michigan’s energy standard of fifteen percent renewable energy by 2021.

Dave Harwood is the Director of Renewable Energy at DTE. He said the project is a partnership between DTE and Invenergy Wind, an energy construction company.

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A blind Michigan man wants to go to law school, but says he can’t because the admissions test is discriminatory. Now he’s asking the US Supreme Court to accept his lawsuit against the makers of the test.

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**UPDATE 11:06am** This live event has ended. Tune to to All Things Considered on WCMU this afternoon at 5pm for complete analysis of the President's speech.

President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a major address in Saudi Arabia this morning this morning. In it, he is expected to address "the need to confront radical ideology" and discuss how the Muslim world can help fight extremism and terrorism globally.

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