michigan

6th Circuit Court of Appeals
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A federal appeals court took aim Thursday at Michigan’s sex offender registry law.  The court ruled on a narrow legal issue but suggested the law may be unconstitutional.


Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival is happening this coming Friday through Sunday in Riverside Park and includes a wide range of activities from historic building tours to the annual duck drop.

Former Ypsilanti Mayor and festival committee member Cheryl Farmer explains the festival began in the late 70's...


Money
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More local government leaders are feeling insecure about their fiscal health than in years past.  A new study shows the first decline in feelings about fiscal health since the end of the Great Recession in 2010. 


Hillary Clinton
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Small businesses are a priority.  That’s the message Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending to Michigan voters.  Clinton released a plan for small businesses Tuesday. 


Melissa Gilbert
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Michigan Republicans have not given up on efforts to keep Democrat Melissa Gilbert on the November ballot despite her wishes and those of her party.


Trump/Pence
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is boosting his presence in Michigan.  Michigan's campaign for Trump is expanding from one to seven senior staffers.  


Opioids
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Opioid tracking in Michigan is getting an overhaul in the future.  A state task force has been working on using millions of dollars to put a dent in Michigan’s opioid drug problem.  A big portion of the money and resources will go toward a new opioid tracking system. 


Straight ticket voting
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Michigan voters will still be able to vote for a political party’s entire slate of candidates with a single mark on the ballot, under a ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court.


Cannabis
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If it has roots and leaves in Michigan, it’s a plant.  That’s the legal definition now that the Michigan Court of Appeals has made a ruling in a medical marijuana case. 


Jennifer Granholm
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Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will have a key role in Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential move into the White House.  The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday that Granholm is a co-chair on Clinton’s transition team.


Flint Water Treatment Facility
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has spent $2 million so far in the criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis. 


Heidi Grether
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Governor Rick Snyder has taken hits for naming an oil company lobbyist to run the state’s environmental protection department

Bill Schuette
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The battle surrounding straight ticket voting has taken a new turn, as Attorney General Bill Scheutte filed an emergency motion Wednesday night.


Classroom
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Michigan schools need to spend more money helping students with special needs.  That’s the finding of a study commissioned by the state Legislature in 2015.  


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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blasted incompetent politicians, unfair international trade deals, and high taxes in a speech Monday in Detroit.  The address before the Detroit Economic Club was billed as a major policy speech.


Melissa Gilbert
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Actor Melissa Gilbert has won the Democratic nomination to run in Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District – but no longer wants it.  


Vine
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Michigan crime victims will soon have an easier time keeping track of offenders. 


Gavel
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Rules and tradition matter.  That’s the gist of what the state Court of Appeals said when it reversed assault and firearms convictions against a northern Michigan man.   


Communities around the WEMU listening area went to the polls Tuesday to vote on city council members and local leaders, millages for community renewals, and expanding services in Washtenaw County.  Stay tuned with 89.1 WEMU and hear reactions and full results during Morning Edition with WEMU's David Fair from 5am-9am Wednesday Morning. Here you'll find the results as they become available.


Pence Stumps For Trump In Grand Rapids

Jul 29, 2016
Mike Pence
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Donald Trump running mate Governor Mike Pence was in Grand Rapids Thursday.


Child Reading
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A state panel will be named soon to look into improving Michigan’s dismal literacy rate.  Governor Rick Snyder signed an executive order Wednesday creating the new PreK-12 Literacy Commission. 


Michigan Casinos Working To End Human Trafficking

Jul 28, 2016
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A southwest Michigan casino is trying to help fight human trafficking. 


Gun Lake Tribe
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An agreement about casino profits has been struck between a West Michigan tribe and the state government. 


Lisa Barry

Michigan author Patti Smith explains the 45-year history of Ann Arbor's original food co-op, which began in 1971.  Her new book, titled A History of Ann Arbor's Food Co-op, explains how the community-based food market evolved from a volunteer collection of six items for sale to where it is today.


Straight ticket voting
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken the first step to appeal a court decision that lifted the state’s ban on voters using the straight-ticket option to vote for an entire party’s slate of candidates on the November ballot. 


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