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Michigan is one big step closer to voting on marijuana legalization. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth explains an initiative turned in its signatures to get on the 20-18 ballot Monday.


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The state announced the price tag Friday for applications to grow, sell or transport medical marijuana. The application fee will be 6-thousand dollars. It’s a one-time, non-refundable fee. That’s on top of up to 5-thousand dollars that municipalities can charge for an application.


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The State’s Board of Education can’t decide what to do about recent gun legislation. There are four Democrats and four Republicans on the board. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports that means the board can’t come to an agreement on a public position on bills that loosen restrictions on guns in schools.


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Another governor has found his place on the walls of the Michigan State Capitol. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth explains.


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More problems plague the food in Michigan’s prisons. This time it’s maggots. Cheyna Roth has more.


The state has reversed its decision when it comes to letting medical marijuana dispensaries stay open while they wait for a license. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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The state has put resources toward fighting a hepatitis A outbreak. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports the Lieutenant Governor has activated emergency centers. 


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A conservative radio host lost his fight against the Detroit News Wednesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports.


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Some state lawmakers want more skilled trade and technical education in Michigan schools. But schools aren’t on board yet. 


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If you do the work, you should get all the pay. That’s the message of Democratic lawmakers in Lansing. They announced a package of bills Monday aimed at preventing what they call wage theft by employers. Cheyna Roth has more.


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Kids in Michigan who’ve gotten in trouble with the law would have another way to get their records cleared. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports on a bill passed by the state House Wednesday.


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Michigan’s point-zero-eight percent blood-alcohol level is set to expire next year. But a bill is on its way to the governor’s desk to prevent that. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports.


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Michigan needs to create more opportunities for kids of color. That’s according to advocates after a new report was released Tuesday. The report shows that African-American kids in Michigan fare worse in areas like education than in any other state. 

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Activists delivered a petition to Governor Rick Snyder Friday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports the petition demands the removal of Michigan State Police Colonel Kriste Etue.


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The state House, Senate and the governor might be headed for a showdown. Each entity has a different idea for how to handle outstanding Driver Responsibility Fees. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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