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State bill would block state funds from being used for most experiments on dogs

A new bill in the state house would ban the use of taxpayer dollars for experimenting on dogs in ways that might cause the animal pain or distress.

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House investigators are scheduled Monday to hear from Fiona Hill, the former White House adviser on Russia, who is expected to appear in private and face questions as part of Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Hill, 53, a British-born American foreign affairs expert, resigned as Trump's top Russia analyst just days before the president's controversial July 25 call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, an exchange that sparked the impeachment inquiry now consuming three House committees.

On Monday in the nation's capital, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples' Day in a temporary move that it hopes to make permanent. Several other places across the United States have also made the switch in a growing movement to end the celebration of the Italian explorer in favor of honoring Indigenous communities and their resiliency in the face of violence by European explorers like Christopher Columbus.

Nearly half of all children who develop Type 1 diabetes don't know they have the disease until they end up in a coma in the hospital.

Researchers in Virginia have set out to see if a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes can eliminate many of those emergencies.

"The risk of Type 1 diabetes is about half genetic and half unknown," says Stephen Rich, director of the Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia. His team developed a test that can identify people who carry that genetic susceptibility.

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The University of Michigan will host one of three presidential debates next year.

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The number of Michiganders diagnosed with a suspected vaping related illness continue to rise.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers are starting the process of restoring some funding Whitmer vetoed in the new state budget.

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Should you have to opt in or opt out of getting a recreational passport when you renew your registration? 

Northern Wisconsin tribe wants Line 5 off land

Oct 10, 2019
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A tribe in Northern Wisconsin wants Line 5 off their land, despite a 24 million dollar offer from Enbridge.

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Another day, another talk between Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature’s GOP leaders. 

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Local government programs in Metro Detroit are getting caught up in the budget impasse at the state Capitol.

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Bills that would raise the age of the juvenile court’s jurisdiction from 17 to 18-years-old are one step closer to the governor’s desk.

This means that 17-year-olds would no longer be automatically be tried as adults or placed with adults in the criminal justice system. But prosecutors would still have discretion to charge them as adults based on the offense.

The bills passed out of a committee chaired by Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) Thursday. He said he has been working on these changes for five years.

With President Trump resuming trade talks with China this week, Michigan’s polysilicon manufacturers are asking for one thing: an open market.

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Farmers across the state are harvesting their first hemp crop, after the plant was legalized for agriculture in 2018.


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