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  • Thursday, November 23, 2017

Michigan’s ‘preventable’ deaths set to soar 44% »

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Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide are projected to increase 44 percent in Michigan during the next decade, according to a study released Tuesday."

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Conyers not resigning over claims, says attorney »

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A lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers said late Wednesday the Detroit Democrat will not resign amid an ethics probe into allegations of sexual harassment and a settlement with a former staffer."

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Study: Michigan special education is underfunded by $700M »

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Special education in Michigan schools is underfunded by nearly $700 million - a shortfall that leaves school districts with less money to educate their general education students."

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Appeals court tosses out corrections officers’ marijuana butter case »

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Michigan judge has thrown out a case against two former corrections officers who lost their jobs after being arrested and charged with possession of marijuana-infused butter."

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Conyers expulsion would be rarity for House Ethics Committee »

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WASHINGTON — With the House Ethics Committee investigating U.S. Rep. John Conyers on allegations of sexual harassment and misusing taxpayer resources, the longest-serving active member of Congress could potentially face a host of sanctions – including, on a two-thirds vote of the U.S. House, expulsion."

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Our Editorial: Giving thanks for free speech »

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Sometimes it seems as if the entire nation is playing tug-of-war with the First Amendment. Over the course of this most challenging year, the protector of free speech has been pulled to the point of tearing, twisted to serve partisan agendas, dragged through the political mire, violated and humiliated.


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A reach across differences: Former mayor, emergency manager work together on mentoring »

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Dark times require more of those who can shine light."

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Thanksgiving Day: More Than Football and Turkey »

"Thanksgiving wasn’t always about parades or the Lions, or what type of fowl grandma was going to prepare for dinner, or that Turkey Trot 5k so many run in an attempt to offset the calories consumed during Thanksgiving dinner. It definitely wasn’t always just the day before the kickoff of the holiday shopping season."

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