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Group plans to try to bypass Whitmer signature on abortion changes

A Michigan group wants to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This would effectively ban abortions after around six weeks. The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition filed ballot petition language with the Secretary of State Tuesday.

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For the third time in three years, McDonald's Corp. is facing allegations of rampant sexual harassment of female employees by male coworkers and managers.

Twenty-three new complaints against McDonald's — 20 of which were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — were announced Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, the labor group Fight for $15, and the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund. Three of the complaints were filed as civil rights lawsuits, and two suits stemmed from previous allegations.

The U.S. Postal Service is experimenting with self-driving trucks to move mail across state lines.

The USPS has partnered with San Diego-based TuSimple on a two-week pilot program, focusing solely on a 1,000-mile route between Dallas and Phoenix.

One morning a year ago, federal immigration agents swept into the Midwest Precast Concrete plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and arrested 32 men who were working there illegally.

"I was in the car eating when all of a sudden they all arrived," one worker tells NPR. "They took me out of the car and put handcuffs on me and on everyone else too. They even had a dog." The worker did not want his name used because his case is being heard by a judge.

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A Michigan group wants to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This would effectively ban abortions after around six weeks. The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition filed ballot petition language with the Secretary of State Tuesday.


Representative Larry Inman has been kicked out of the state House Republican caucus. Two thirds of his fellow Republicans say Inman needs to go. That’s after he was indicted last week on charges he solicited campaign donations in exchange for his vote on a labor issue. The lawmaker from near Traverse City is also accused of lying to the FBI.

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Straits Regional Ride will be installing 4 bike racks onto EMGO buses and a Straits Regional Ride bus in Emmet County in mid-June.

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A new report says more than 5,000 Michigan farms have closed since 2012.

 

 

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Challengers are lining up to take on US Representative Justin Amash for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

This comes, in part, after Amash posted on Twitter that President Donald Trump has, “engaged in impeachable conduct” among other tweets critical of the president.

Joel Freeman, chair of the Kent County Republican Party, said there’s a lot of passion in the party on both sides – for Amash and for Trump.

Manufacturing groups in Michigan are welcoming President Trump’s proclamation that he’s lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, effective Monday. Manufacturers say the move should pave the way for a new deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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The Eastern U-P Transit Authority (EUPTA) has proposed cuts to the Drummond Island ferry service, and across social media, residents are responding.

 


MichMash - Abortion

May 17, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vowed to veto controversial anti-abortion legislation if it reaches her desk. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about ways these bills could become law despite Whitmer’s opposition.


An international trade war could reduce how much money Michigan has to spend on roads, schools, and health care.

That’s the word from economists who testified Friday before a state budget panel. 


Bay City Animal Shelter

The Bay City Animal Shelter recently hosted a guest in unusual circumstances with the dog Benny.


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