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Residents of Bay View in northwest Michigan have voted to end the community’s religious test for residents.

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Bay View is a small summer resort community near Petoskey in Northern Michigan. Residents in the Norman Rockwell-esque setting are facing a lawsuit that they say has split the community.

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Some Detroit residents are exchanging their current homes for abandoned houses the city will renovate for them.  The Home Swap program is for people impacted by the construction of the new bridge to Canada. 

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Smoking has been banned in many places including bars, schools, and public transportation. Now, by the end of July millions of people will no longer be able to light up in their homes.

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A new report shows the number of houses built in Michigan increased by almost 9% between 2016 and 2017.