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  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

Grand Rapids to Pay $190K to Latino US Citizen Held by ICE »

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids will pay a $190,000 settlement to a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by federal immigration officials."

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Senator wants menorah to be given same treatment as Christmas tree on Michigan Capitol lawn »

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Giant Christmas trees have been a fixture on the Michigan Capitol lawn for years, towering over downtown Lansing throughout the holiday season. Now, some lawmakers are hoping the menorah can get similar treatment."

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Michigan Republicans want Trump to run uncontested in 2020 primary »

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LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Republican Party wants President Donald Trump to run alone on the GOP primary ballot next year."

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Democratic PAC challenges Michigan ban on transporting voters to the polls »

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A Democratic political action committee is challenging Michigan laws banning organizers from driving voters to the polls and helping voters submit absentee ballot applications."

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Michigan Senate approves plan to let hunters bait deer during hunting season »

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Michigan’s current rules banning deer baiting and feeding has now earned a vote of disapproval in both chambers of the legislature."

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Wiping slate clean is right thing to do »

"Everybody makes mistakes, some bigger than others. People have the right to overcome their past transgressions and move on, hopefully in the right direction, with the smaller offenses playing less of a role in a person’s future.
 
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Opinion: Let's build a healthier Michigan together »

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Addressing the health issues impacting Michigan’s residents requires an approach as diverse as our home communities, stretching from Detroit to Marquette and from Sault Ste. Marie back to Kalamazoo."

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Finley: Wayne County acts to assure equal justice for poor »

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The wrongfully convicted typically have two things in common: They're poor, and they're represented by attorneys ill equipped to provide them with an adequate defense."

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Bankole: Nessel's probe shows Duggan not above law »

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Attorney General Dana Nessel is showing us that she will be guided by the dictates of the law, not political expediency, in getting to the bottom of what really happened regarding the controversial nonprofit Make Your Date program that received preferential treatment under Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration.

 
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Editorial: University board secrecy undermines public trust »

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The current showdown among board members at Wayne State University has brought the problems surrounding these elected governing bodies into sharp focus. The secrecy many of them have embraced has contributed to a lack of confidence in Michigan’s leading public academic institutions."

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