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Governor Rick Snyder Expected to Sign Gun Bills

Following one veto and amendment, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign Senate Bills 34 and 35, which passed in the Legislature at the end of February. Governor Snyder told MLive that the particular verbiage in the bills had been changed and that they should get "a more favorable

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February 2015 News Bloopers Will Melt Your Winter Blues Away

It's that time of the month. You know, the time to look back at the best of the worst in the news.

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School Closing Tallies Rise with Sustained Harsh Weather

 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Winter's icy grip on Michigan has some in the Legislature arguing once again that the state should allow schools more days for weather-related closures before they must add extra days to the end of the school year.

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One Dead in East Lansing Shooting

A shooting occurred overnight in East Lansing and two suspects are currently at large. The Lansing State Journal reports that a 911 call was placed at 11:55pm on February 5, alerting the police to the shooting in the Grove Street parking ramp.

East Lansing police announced that Michael Anthony Smith, 22, DeWitt was killed, an another, yet-unnamed individual was injured. The suspects escaped the Grove Street ramp in

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MSU begins smoking ban process

Michigan State University provost June Pierce Youatt announced on Wednesday that the university will begin steps to ban tobacco on campus. Kyle Feldscher of Mlive.com reports that a new task force will be created to devise and e

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The battle heats up over Michigan’s road funding proposal

The Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals is a new group opposed to the increase in sales tax put forth by the Michigan Legislature. Paul Egan of Michigan.com, published in the Lansing State Journal reports that the coalition registered Thursday with the Secretary of State

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Mayor Bernero proposes new changes to BWL

A week before his State of the City address, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero proposed controversial changes to the Board of Water and Light, which is still undergoing structural revision following the botched handling of last power outages in December 2012

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Ford net income down while employees reap profit sharing checks

Earnings for Ford in 2014 were less than half of 2013’s numbers, reports Alisa Priddle from Michigan.com, a drop from $7.2 billion to $3.2 billion. The decrease is largely attributed to the high cost of recalls in the last year amounting to $900 million. Recall and warranty repair

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Photo courtesy MI Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
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Chinese delegation visits Michigan

In a press release today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced a partnership between the State of Michigan and China’s Jiangsu Province. The announcement comes during a visiting delegatio

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Michigan's Right-To-Work Legislation Draws Large Protests At Capitol
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Union membership drops 11 percent

After the first full year of accounting since the Right to Work law was passed in Michigan, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found an 11 percent decrease in union membership for the state from 2013 to 2014

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