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Commission will consider greenhouse gas dangers in Line 5 decision

The Michigan Public Service Commission will consider the environmental impact of greenhouse gasses in its decision on the future of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. That’s part of an order issued Wednesday.

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The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted to confirm Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general, elevating a longtime civil rights attorney to the third-highest position inside the Justice Department on the same day the agency announced renewed efforts to monitor local police practices.

Gupta was confirmed by a vote of 51 to 49, with only one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, breaking ranks to join Democrats in approving her nomination.

As former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin awaits sentencing after his conviction on three counts of murder in the death of George Floyd, policymakers in Minneapolis are trying to figure out how to improve policing.

Concurrently, the Justice Department has launched an investigation into the city's police department to address possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force.

Columbus, Ohio, police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, saying officer Nicholas Reardon fired his weapon after police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon due to a report of a disturbance.

In an update on Wednesday, Columbus police revealed more details about what transpired, including releasing 911 recordings and police videos of the shooting.

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Protestors demonstrate in front of Detroit's Public Safety headquarters

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Following the Chauvin verdict, about 50 protesters showed up to demonstrate in front of Detroit Public Safety headquarters.

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The Michigan Public Service Commission will consider the environmental impact of greenhouse gasses in its decision on the future of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. That’s part of an order issued Wednesday.

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For the second time in two days, Detroit Police have shot and killed a man.

Local communities react to Chauvin Verdict

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The long-awaited verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was released yesterday evening, finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all counts for the killing of George Floyd. Activists took to the streets across the nation in acknowledgment. Those in Grand Rapids say while the decision was just, there’s more work to be done.  

Benson Suppression to changing election voting

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is continuing her campaign against a Republican effort to overhaul voting in the state.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says there will be no criminal charges filed related to the city's relationship with the Make Your Date program - or the destruction of city emails about the program.

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing at 100% Capacity

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As the number of coronavirus infections in Michigan continues to climb, local hospitals are experiencing the effects of what some health officials are calling the third wave of COVID-19 in the state. 

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Last year when the Canadian border closed it was to keep Canadians safe and prevent Coronavirus from spreading North from the, then far more infected, United States. Now over a year later things have changed, as Canada's infection numbers continue to rise and the US begins to fall.


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The Mid-Michigan school district where a parent says a staff member cut his biracial daughter’s hair without his permission is considering discipline against the employees involved.

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