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Air Force leadership to visit Oscoda to learn about PFAs cleanup

Air Force officials announced on Wednesday that they plan to visit the former Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda next week to learn about ongoing cleanup of chemical contamination.

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Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Londonderry Thursday night.

Authorities say they arrested an 18 and 19-year-old under the U.K.'s controversial Terrorism Act and took them to the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, a police station in Belfast.

Since its founding, America has been fertile ground for conspiracy beliefs. While every generation produces rumor-mongers, today we anoint them with special powers through social media.

Anna Merlan, a journalist at Gizmodo Media Group, explores our contemporary fixation with conspiracy theories of all political stripes in Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power. Throughout the book, she reports from gatherings of people whose beliefs are both extreme and false.

Inmates are among the least-educated people in America. That's despite research that shows education is one of the most effective ways to keep people from coming back to prison.

Now, there's renewed interest in giving adults behind bars better access to higher education. A new bipartisan bill in Congress would allow incarcerated people to use federal Pell Grants — designed for low-income students — to pay for higher education, including college classes and workforce training.

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Millions of Americans are concluding their Easter travel plans. But Christians aren’t the only religious group with a major holiday this weekend. Tonight (Friday) marks (marked) the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover. We asked Petoskey worshippers how they plan to observe the week-long celebration.

 

 


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State officials and environmental groups are pushing back on the Trump Administration’s proposal to rollback federal oversight of some streams and wetlands.


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Air Force officials announced on Wednesday that they plan to visit the former Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda next week to learn about ongoing cleanup of chemical contamination.


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The man convicted of a terrorist attack at Flint’s Bishop airport told a federal judge Thursday he regrets he didn’t have a machine gun.


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The leader of the state Senate Republicans says he’s not in favor of the Secretary of State’s call for candidates to disclose their financial information.


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After over three decades as the head coach of the Central Michigan University gymnastics team Jerry Reighard was fired Thursday.


At a press conference this morning a bipartisan group of legislators and Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled bills to help close the skill gap in Michigan.


A university in the UP goes green

Apr 18, 2019
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It’s legal, medicinally and recreationally, and now Lake Superior State University in the U.P. is offering cannabis classes starting this fall.

 

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is reportedly considering a tunnel for an oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.

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All three branches of Michigan government are on board with a plan to explore the state’s jail system.

This is part of an ongoing trend in Lansing to explore ways to improve the state’s criminal justice system.

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