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A four-bill package of legislation defining and punishing pyramid schemes has passed the Michigan House.

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Lawmakers continue to focus on bills aimed at sexual assault prevention in response to Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former doctor who told patients he was treating them, when he was actually sexually assaulting them. 


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The Michigan House wants to direct 4 percent of the Liquor Control Commission's revenue toward fighting substance abuse.

Current Sports | April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
Rick Butler
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Michigan State University; Rick Butler; Michigan State Basketball Preseason Rankings; NFL Draft; Isaac Constans; NBA Playoffs

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Authorities say they turned away about 40 protesters who went to a Michigan water bottling plant to try to speak with company officials about a recently approved permit to pump more groundwater.

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Michigan's elections bureau says enough signatures have been gathered for ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use and repeal a law requiring higher wages on state construction projects.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and a British government official have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to strengthen the production of advancements in automotive technology and mobility.

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Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s.

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To deter opioid abuse, Michigan lawmakers say it's time to rethink the child-resistant prescription vial.

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State officials are expanding air testing to more than 100 eastern Michigan homes after finding a toxic chemical that has leached into five houses.

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A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan remains shut down after a valve issue was discovered following the malfunction of a transformer.

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Kids hoping to get high off laughing gas would have a harder time under a bill that is headed toward Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

Thursday April 26th is our next Pop-Up Stories, and this time we’ll be at Impression5 where the theme will be education. Here’s a story from our last event at the Capital Region International Airport. The theme was travel, and storyteller Carol Edmunds told a story of a memorable journey at sea.
 

 

 


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The 2018 Kids Count Data Book published by the Michigan League for Public Policy ranks Livingston County as the top county in Michigan for child well-being.  Education is a key factor in a child's quality of life.

 


Shri Thanedar
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Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.


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