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  • Sunday, October 24, 2021

‘Voucher schemes,’ a vaccine lawsuit and Black leaders demand fair maps: The week in Michigan politics »

"LANSING, MI — Michigan’s independent redistricting commission faced in-person criticism in Detroit this week for its proposed state political maps as the group gets closer to finalizing Michigan’s new state legislative and congressional districts."

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Gilchrist visits Houghton on Thriving Cities tour* »

"HOUGHTON — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist came to Houghton Friday as part of the state’s Thriving Cities tour."

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Pelosi at Michigan roundtable: Build Back Better is about jobs, child care »

"Plymouth — Businesses facing backlogs because of open jobs and women needing child care to work outside the home were top issues at a roundtable Saturday led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi."

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Chip shortage not idling any GM plants come Nov. 1 »

"Detroit — General Motors Co. will take its Silao, Mexico, truck plant down next week, but expects no plants to be down from the global chip shortage come Nov. 1. "

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New Ice Mountain owner adjusts water withdrawal plan in W. Michigan »

"Evart – The new owner of a bottled water operation in western Michigan said it won’t use a state permit that would allow it to significantly boost water withdrawals."

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Opinion: Enbridge committed to Line 5 tunnel* »

"The clock is ticking ─ with the region eager to welcome one of the largest construction projects in North America that will increase energy reliability, enhance the safety our waterways and deliver local labor jobs. As such, we agree that we need to accelerate, not delay, bringing Enbridge’s Great Lakes Tunnel Project to fruition."

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Editorial: Costly university payouts deserve more scrutiny* »

"Serving as president of an esteemed institution like the University of Michigan should come with salary and benefits befitting the prestige and challenge of the job. But it shouldn't be so lucrative to leave that position. The over-the-top exit package the university handed to President Mark Schlissel is unjustified."

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Finley: Democrats, kill this bad bill* »

"Every week that goes by with Democrats unable to bully or bribe their two recalcitrant Senate colleagues into signing on to one of the worst pieces of legislation in modern history is a good week for America."

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