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  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Industry groups push back against calls for Line 5 closure »

"LANSING, MI -- Michigan oil and gas industry organization leaders are pushing back against calls for shutting down the controversial Enbridge Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, saying the oil pipeline is necessary to keep Michigan energy costs low."

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Trump to nominate Pete Hoekstra as ambassador to Netherlands »

"President Donald Trump will nominate former U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra to be the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, the Associated Press reports."

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Draft state report says no evidence Flint water caused more fetal deaths »

"FLINT, MI -- A draft report developed by state health officials concludes there is no "evidence that indicates the water switch" in Flint caused higher fetal death rates and other negative birth outcomes here."

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Lawmakers continue push for stalled Asian carp study »

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Washington — Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga has introduced an amendment to a spending bill on energy and water programs that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a long-stalled report about keeping the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes."

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El-Sayed tops $1M fundraising mark in governor campaign »

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Lansing — Democrat Abdul El-Sayed has raised more than $1 million in his quest to be Michigan’s next governor, according to campaign finance documents filed Monday with the secretary of state."

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Column: Tesla debacle will haunt state »

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When it comes to manufacturing jobs, Michigan might be its own worst enemy."

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Column: Ending Medicare as we know it under GOP plan »

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Recent actions by Republicans in Congress painfully highlight that President Donald Trump’s pledge to not cut Medicare is becoming yet another broken promise to the American people."

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Despite Claims, There Is No Teacher Shortage in Michigan »

"The Portage school district in Kalamazoo County averaged 41 applicants for each of the 42 full-time teacher openings it advertised in 2016-17. One first-grade teaching position received 140 applicants."

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