Cheyna Roth

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Longstanding Michigan journalist Jack Lessenberry has resigned from the Metro Times. This comes after a Deadline Detroit story that accused Lessenberry of having inappropriate interactions with female colleagues. He was a columnist for the Metro Times, though he did not work in the office.


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Activists from across the state shut down streets in Lansing Monday. The Michigan Poor People’s Campaign launched at the state Capitol.


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A coolant spill in the Straits of Mackinac did not harm the Great Lakes. That’s according to the Coast Guard and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


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High schools in Michigan might have to add financial literacy to their curriculum. Schools would have to offer a class on personal finance management skills like spending, saving, borrowing and investing to 11th and 12th graders. That’s if a bipartisan bill making its way through the state legislature is passed.


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A Lansing area police department that says it mishandled a complaint against Larry Nassar has reviewed 17 years of sexual assault complaints. Nassar is the former sports doctor who will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.


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A Republican Senator is sparring with the Michigan Department of Corrections over privatizing prison services.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the department is already trying to end one type of privatization – and they don’t want a new one.


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A woman who says Michigan State University ignored her sexual assault complaints is considering a run for the school’s board of trustees.


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Tensions were high on the Senate floor Thursday when a lawmaker doubled down on claims that Muslim terrorist groups are trying to infiltrate the US.


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Four years is too long to go without clean drinking water. That was the message of a busload of Flint residents who marched in downtown Lansing Wednesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


An electrical cable that leaked hundreds of gallons of mineral oils into the Straits of Mackinac will be inspected – as soon as the weather clears up.


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People from Flint interrupted a state legislative session Wednesday to demand clean drinking water.


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Michigan universities might have to report all campus sexual assaults to their governing boards.


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Michigan students aren’t doing well nationally in areas like reading and math. That’s according to results on a nationwide test. Meanwhile, the state is focused on increasing skilled trades training.


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Bills in the state Legislature would require schools to teach what’s called affirmative consent – or “yes means yes” -- as part of sex education. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


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Michigan is moving forward with testing and study of self-driving cars.  

But capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports, while the state has worked out a policy framework about these vehicles, there are details to iron out.


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