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A complaint filed in Ingham County calls for a grand jury investigation into Governor Rick Snyder’s spending on a legal defense team.  It accuses him of misconduct and abusing taxpayer dollars. 

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The State Board of Education is working on a plan to update school testing in Michigan.  

Coming Into The Homestretch

Oct 11, 2016

It's the seventh day of WEMU's fall pledge drive and we want to hear from you this morning with a pledge of financial support. To those who have already given this fall, we thank you so much.  But, if you haven't yet made your gift, haven't pledged in a few years, or have never made a pledge to WEMU why not do that today?

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at Eastern Michigan University. 


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Looking to have what they call an “honest discussion” about racial inequality in Michigan, the Michigan League for Public Policy held its annual forum Monday. 

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One day before the voter registration deadline in Michigan, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she’s going to spend the last month of the campaign delivering "a positive message."

The 2016 Presidential election is one of the most divisive and contentious in modern history.  And during election season, claims and statements come at you from across the whole political spectrum, on multiple media outlets and platforms.

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will visit Michigan today for the first time since August. 

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Some Republicans are calling for Donald Trump to step aside as the Republican presidential nominee.  But that would not remove his name from the ballot in Michigan.  

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The field of finalists for Washtenaw County administrator has been narrowed down to four, and there are now two people in the running for another county position.

Students at Eastern Michigan University gathered once again to protest the racist graffiti that was recently discovered on campus. 

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Senator Bernie Sanders made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at the University of Michigan.  

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A protest was held Thursday in Ann Arbor outside the McDonald's on Washtenaw Avenue near the Arborland Center.  

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Some Democrats in the Legislature say a state health care fund for firefighters and other first responders should cover breast cancer treatments. 

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Eastern Michigan University students who face food insecurity have a resource, right on campus, that they can turn to.  Swoop's Student Food Pantry was created to "provide EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively affect well-being and college success."  The Pantry recently moved and expanded.  

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While most of the rallies these days are focused on presidential candidates, a different kind of rally took place Wednesday on the State Capitol lawn.  Parents, lawmakers, and advocates gathered to raise awareness for the needs of special education students.

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A plan will go ahead to let private and religious schools get taxpayer money for health and safety programs mandated by the state.  That’s after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the issue.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight at 9pm EST. 

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Moderator: Elaine Quijano of CBS News

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A federal appeals court says it’s too late to go back and rehash the “Grand Bargain” that allowed Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy two years ago. 

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The presidential candidates’ attention to Michigan continued on Monday.  Former president Bill Clinton made campaign stops in Flint and Saginaw on behalf of his wife and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  

Despite an increased national spotlight on domestic violence, it is an issue that, too often, is still discussed in hushed tones. In Washtenaw County, law enforcement agencies, the prosecutor's office and community leaders are standing up and speaking out. Additionally, they are working closely with Safehouse Center to bring the issue out of the shadows.

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Ji Hye Kim plans to open a Zingerman's-backed Korean restaurant in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown by late fall.

She joined Jessica Webster and me to talk about what lead her to create the restaurant and how it will involve her culture and family and travels around the world in offering the freshest ingredients and unique Korean dining.

Trump Once Again Finds His Way To Michigan

Sep 30, 2016
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Donald Trump is back in Michigan today.  The Republican presidential nominee is holding a rally at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.  

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Some voters like to take “selfies” with their ballots on Election Day.  But, in Michigan, that’s against the law.

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Ann Arbor’s dioxane plume is rather unusual, in that it emanates from just one source. That source is the old Gelman Sciences facility on Wagner Road in Scio Township. Other area's of dioxane contamination around the country, such as  the KL Avenue Landfill in Kalamazoo, have many “Responsible Parties” contributing to the contamination problem. Even with a single source, assigning responsibility for clean-up remains complicated in Ann Arbor.  In this installment of "The Green Room"  we try to untangle the confusing web of who is who when it comes to liability.