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A zero-emissions electric school bus stopped by the Lansing Center on Wednesday for the Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation’s annual conference and trade show.


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Tuesday night, Belleville wing Gabe Brown announced that he would be the third commitment for Michigan State men's basketball in 2018. Brown posted several images on Twitter explaining why he chose the Spartans, with a caption of "Dad This Is All For You..."

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The state of Michigan has scrapped a risk study on Enbridge’s Line 5 and fired the contractor just a week before a first draft of the report was to be released. 


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The MSU Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition this morning, in a meeting that also saw an unusual flurry of interpersonal criticism between members.


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Jesse Heikkinen is a man with a plan. At just 18 years old, Heikkinen has already checked off steps one and two of an eight-year plan that he himself drew up back in January. Step one: play baseball at Michigan State University. Check. Step two: get drafted by a Major League team. Check.

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Trailer crash causes anhydrous ammonia leak in mid-Michigan. 

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The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this morning to adopt budget guidelines for the 2017-18 year, including tuition rates.

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The Republican-led Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget Tuesday that includes significantly more funding for at-risk students and a modest boost in traditional state aid for K-12 districts.

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Flags are being lowered to half-staff in Michigan to honor a fire chief, who was struck by a vehicle in Southwestern Michigan.

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Developments in energy generation, transmission, use and conservation are increasingly in the news, and the folks at DTE Energy are more than willing to share programs and initiatives in all things energy. 

We recently ventured to DTE’s downtown Detroit headquarters to talk with leading executives about our energy portfolio, infrastructure, efficiency and conservation.  DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan.


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“Supply chain, particularly from a Michigan State perspective, means the end to end movement of product from the raw material from a mine or the ocean, through all the production processes, and to the consumer,” Professor David Closs tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. “So we view it all as a very end to end process and try to manage that to meet the needs of the consumer and at the same time keeping cost and waste down.”


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A team of MSU luminaries will gather at a unique fundraiser that unites the Spartan Nation in raising $1 million to fight Parkinson’s disease—or, as Kirk Gibson has nicknamed it, “Parky.” The Gibby & Friends vs. Parky pregame tailgate will be hosted in MSU’s Kellogg Center at 4:00 this Saturday September 23, four hours before the Notre Dame football game that kicks off at 8:00 that evening. On that same day Gibson will be on campus as MSU will honor his accomplishments by retiring his football jersey at halftime of the game.


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If Qatar wants to end a recent diplomatic standoff, all it needs to do is comply with 13 demands. That, at least, is according to the four Arab neighbors that drew them up and sent them via Kuwaiti mediators Friday — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Police have charged Darren Osborne with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder over an attack in which investigators say Osborne drove a van into a crowd of people leaving a mosque in north London early Monday.

President Trump is set to sign a bill Friday that will make it easier for the secretary of veterans affairs to fire and discipline employees. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 will mark Trump's 40th law signed.

Sounds like a lot.

And in recent days, Trump has boasted about all the legislation he has signed.

The fire that devastated a 24-story apartment building last week began by accident — and the source was a refrigerator, London police say. Investigators have also found that materials used on Grenfell Tower's exterior failed safety tests.

"We now have expert evidence that the fire was not started deliberately — the fire started in a fridge-freezer — the make and model is a Hotpoint FF175BP," Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said Friday. She added that the refrigerator, which has a freezer on the bottom and refrigerator on top, has not been recalled.

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