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Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of late former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers.

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Private, nonprofit and governmental organizations are teaming up to fight a deadly fungus endangering Michigan's oak trees.

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On Thursday, Lansing will tear down an old auditorium to make way for affordable apartment units. 


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The Wayne County prosecutor says she’ll appeal a ruling that lets a former state senator run for the Detroit City Council even though he promised not to seek public office. 


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Many states across the country cut funding for public higher education during the Great Recession. A new report shows the money hasn’t been replaced in most states – including in Michigan.


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Health and environmental officials in Michigan are calling on Republican Rep. Mike Bishop to vote against President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. 

 


A Michigan city council member accused of pawning his publicly owned laptop has pleaded no contest to willful neglect of duty.

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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Justin Sheehan, executive director of the Lansing Promise, talks about being white and growing up in an African-American neighborhood in Lansing.

  

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Twenty two years ago this morning brought the sad news of the death of beloved Detroit radio personality J.P. McCarthy. McCarthy ruled the morning radio airwaves at WJR for 30 years. WKAR contributor Russ White worked with McCarthy for the last five years of J.P.'s life and has this remembrance of the "Great Voice of the Great Lakes."


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(Please note:  My interview with Cpt. Keith Holmes aired on WJR 760 AM—Detroit just hours after the  iconic power boat racer died following a crash July 30 during the St. Clair River Classic Offshore Powerboat Association race.  Out of respect for his family, I decided to wait before posting the interview.  I had never met Keith previously, but it was clear from just one conversation that he was a gracious gentleman, a passionate competitor, a strong advocate for family farms and an ardent Great Lakes environmentalist.  Russ White and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to Keith’s family.) 


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Chris Contag joined Michigan State University in November 2016 as the inaugural Director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the Chair of the new Department of Biomedical Engineering.


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Tanzania Gears Up To Become A Nation Of Medical Drones

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Eight-year-old boy bitten by dog. Two-year-old child with severe anemia. Mother, age 24, bleeding severely at childbirth.

Entries like these popped up as Keller Rinaudo browsed a database of health emergencies during a 2014 visit to Tanzania. It was "a lightbulb moment," says the CEO and co-founder of the California drone startup Zipline.

The hashtag is 10! Yes, the symbol that started out as the lowly "number sign" or "pound" on the telephone keypad and later morphed into something entirely different is 10 years old today. And it has accomplished quite a lot. In fact, it's hard to imagine modern communication without it.

And you might think it was all by design. That the folks running Twitter needed a catchy little tool to help their new platform catch fire, and the hashtag is what they came up with.

But that's not the way it happened.

Despite a title which might lead you to believe otherwise, Good Time is not an easy-going, popcorn flick; the gritty, pulp thriller falls into a genre that could be described as "movies about very, very bad nights."

Robert Pattinson plays Connie Nikas, a small-time criminal trying to get his brother Nick out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong.

The city of Charlottesville has shrouded two of its Confederate monuments in a show of mourning for the woman killed in the violent white nationalist protest there earlier this month.

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