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'I like to work': How Rick Jones became the most successful lawmaker of his time »

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GRAND LEDGE – This is the first election year since Bill Clinton was president that Rick Jones isn't planning another run for public office. "

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Retired judge to allocate MSU settlement funds to Nassar victims »

"EAST LANSING, MI - Retired California judge William L. Bettinelli will determine how to allocate $500 million in settlement funds from Michigan State University among more than 300 women who sued over the university's handling of serial sexual assaulter and ex-doctor Larry Nassar.  "

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Immigration protests on family separations planned throughout Michigan »

"LANSING, MI -- Images and audio of immigrant children in detention center cages at the U.S.-Mexico border have sparked a bipartisan backlash to a Trump administration policy this week and are resonating with Michigan lawmakers and residents."

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Engler: 'I apologize' for 'regrettable' email about Nassar victims »

"Interim Michigan State University President John Engler says he's "very sorry" for questioning the motives of victims of Larry Nassar, assertions that Engler made in an email to a university attorney that became public last week."

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Attorney-client privilege hindering AG's MSU-Nassar probe, special counsel says »

"Michigan State University's use of attorney-client privilege is undermining an independent investigation into MSU's role in the Larry Nassar scandal, according to William Forsyth, who is leading that investigation."

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Pure-ish Michigan: State chips away at agency meant to protect environment »

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In a state with 3,288 miles of shoreline, more than any other state besides Alaska, summertime is a big deal. Michigan’s water recreation and tourism industry is worth about $22.8 billion and for small towns on the Great Lakes that swell with visitors, it’s a critical piece of our stability. In St. Joseph, where I grew up, we had a love-hate relationship with the Chicago tourists that our little beachside community depended upon. Teenagers called them FIPs — (Expletive) Illinois People — and griped about the slow driving of sight-seers. But at the same time, we were proud of their attention. Catching a glimpse of our lighthouse on an I-94 billboard ad was cause for delight."

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Legislature threatens to pour gas on mental health fire »

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Mental health has been in the news lately, especially in Detroit, where Police Chief James Craig has decried the volume of his department’s mental illness cases and the city has formed a Mental Health Task Force."

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Editorial: Trump should stay off Howe bridge »

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One day the Moroun family is standing next to Ford Motor Co. bigwigs reveling in the attention generated by the sale of their long neglected Michigan Central Depot to the automaker for use as a mobility hub. The next day they're back standing alone against another key development project: the Gordie Howe International Bridge."

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Dems Get 99.9 Percent of 2018 Teacher Union Political Cash »

"Michigan’s second-largest teachers union has released its candidate endorsements for the August primary elections."

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Groups join hands to fix Michigan schools. Will it make a difference? »

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LANSING – They stood in a row for a photo, but quickly realized the line was too long. They made two lines, they scrunched together, they smiled, and the cameras clicked.


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