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  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Logs 50 Millionth Visitor »

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EMPIRE, Mich. — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan has welcomed its 50 millionth visitor."

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Budget deadline looms after slow summer for Michigan legislature »

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As lawmakers begin their return to the state Capitol, the daunting task of coming to a consensus on the state budget awaits - an issue that’s been closely intertwined this year with coming up with a long-term road funding solution."

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Michigan Attorney General asks federal court to drop GOP redistricting lawsuit »

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LANSING, MI -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the state by Republicans seeking to throw out the new voter-approved process of drawing political districts."

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Suspended marijuana lab denies allegations of 'unreliable' test results »

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A lab that performs quality assurance tests on medical marijuana products is denying allegations from Michigan regulators that it produced unreliable results."

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Michigan Democratic Party hires voter protection director to improve ballot access »

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LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Democratic Party is building an army to prevent voter suppression in 2020 elections."

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Opinion: Don't fix Michigan roads with school dollars »

"Rumors continue to swirl that Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, plans to offer the idea to securitize the state's pension funds or delay the repayment of debt to find dollars for the state's roads."

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Upper Peninsula will benefit from new USMCA trade deal »

"In the 25 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, went into effect, trade with foreign markets has become a huge economic driver for job providers all across the Upper Peninsula.
 
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Protect election integrity in driver's license debate »

"Michigan officials are considering whether to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, and while there may be valid safety reasons for doing so, the state must also ensure the integrity of its voter rolls.
 
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Opinion:A pension is a promise of a secure retirement. But too often in Lansing, they’re viewed as piggy banks to be broken into for political purposes. Pouring pensions into potholes is too great a risk »

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A pension is a promise of a secure retirement. But too often in Lansing, they’re viewed as piggy banks to be broken into for political purposes. "

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Opinion: What I wish we could bury with Brooks »

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It's ironic that just as our P.T. Barnum of a president, Donald Trump, pushes his racially charged anti-immigrant circus act to dangerous new heights, one of the pioneers and unrepentant masters of the art, L. Brooks Patterson, has left the ring.

 
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