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Voters have until Election Day eve to send ballots

An absentee ballot dropped in the mail no later than the day before the November 3 rd elections must be counted. That decision came down today (FRI) from a state Court of Claims judge.

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A day after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, chants of "Fill that seat! Fill that seat!" broke out during President Trump's campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on Saturday.

"That's what we're going to do. We're going to fill that seat!" Trump said, saying his supporters should print "Fill that seat!" on T-shirts.

Both Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anita Hill became cultural figures in their fight for gender equality. In the aftermath of Justice Ginsburg's death, Hill says, "her legacy is so large."

President Trump says that he expects to announce a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death "next week" and that the pick will likely be a woman.

"A choice of a woman would certainly be appropriate," he told reporters at the White House on Saturday before leaving for a campaign rally in North Carolina.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed a special master to help decide whether a Wayne County judge committed judicial misconduct.

Two female prosecutors have accused Judge Bruce Morrow of making sexually suggestive and explicit comments during a 20-19 homicide trial.

Census workers now going door-to-door

Sep 18, 2020
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The U.S. Census Bureau says it has about 15-hundred workers going door-to-door in Detroit, trying to reach those who have not yet responded online, by phone or by mail.

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School districts across northern Michigan are seeing COVID-19 cases pop up just a few weeks into in-person instruction.

Fund approved for COVID-19 dection through wastewater

Sep 18, 2020
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Testing wastewater can rapidly detect COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses nursing homes and prisons.

Now the state has a 10-million dollar grant to develop a program testing local wastewater across Michigan.

Courtesy courts.michigan.gov

An absentee ballot dropped in the mail no later than the day before the November 3rd elections must be counted. That decision came down today (FRI) from a state Court of Claims judge.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Thursday that she does not favor making it harder to sue businesses that fail to protect customers and employees from exposure to COVID-19.

Kalamazoo to annouce new Public Safety chief

Sep 17, 2020
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Kalamazoo will have a new Public Safety chief at the end of the month. The change in leadership was announced last (Wednesday) night.

Ruben Diaz Alonso

New legislation in the state senate would increase the timeframe in which legal action could be taken against polluters in Michigan.

Courtesy Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Facebook Page

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said today (WED) there’s NOT much she can do stop President Donald Trump or other political campaigns from holding a big rally in Michigan. That’s despite the fact that those rallies violate her executive orders.

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