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Construction worker unions have asked the Michigan Supreme Court to put the brakes on sending a petition-initiated question to the Legislature.  The unions say the petition campaign broke the rules.  


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A union-led petition drive is launching today to protect the state’s prevailing wage law from a different petition drive.  This could lead to dueling ballot questions next November.


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The “Citizens for Ypsi” committee is trying to get the Water Street Debt Retirement Millage back on the ballot after voters turned away a similar tax issue last summer.  


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The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic images in nature.  Yet, the species is not as strong in number as many believe.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Nicole Muench, habitat and education coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, about efforts to save the monarch butterfly from extinction.


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A petition to move the annual Ypsilanti Color Run out of some neighborhoods has started a strong debate online.