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Medical experts in Michigan say reducing the stigma of HIV is key to stopping the spread of the disease.


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Victims of childhood sexual assaults would have more time to sue and athletic trainers would be required to report suspected abuse under wide-ranging legislation passing in Michigan after the Larry Nassar case.

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Some doctors in Michigan are concerned about unintended consequences to their profession if state lawmakers pass some sexual assault bills they’re considering. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth explains a state House committee heard testimony on a package of bills Tuesday.


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State lawmakers want to hit universities in their pocketbooks if they don’t follow certain sexual assault policies. 


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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to expand the availability of growlers for takeout craft beer purchases.

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Hundreds of police and firefighters have rallied at Michigan's Capitol in a show of force against pending legislation they fear could lead to cuts in retiree benefits.

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A state lawmaker wants to close loopholes in the state's paternity law that led to a judge accidentally ordering a mother to share custody of her child with a rapist. 

Democrats Offer ‘Michigan Jobs First’ Plan

Jul 17, 2017
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Democrats in the state Legislature have unveiled bills they say would keep jobs and tax dollars in Michigan.

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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws authorizing additional outdoor recreation and land acquisition projects in 87 communities while also lifting a state prohibition against switchblades.

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Beginning in January, the state will have rules in place for the disclosure and retention of audio or video recordings from body cameras worn by police officers.

MLive

The Latest on the Legislature’s consideration of economic development tax incentives (all times local):

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Congressional budget writers are proposing to overrule President Donald Trump’s call for eliminating a program that funds Great Lakes cleanup efforts.

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Doctors, parents and others involved in female genital mutilation in Michigan will face up to 15 years in prison under new laws signed Tuesday that were sparked by an ongoing criminal case involving six young girls.

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Gov. Rick Snyder and a legislative leader plan to meet in an attempt to resolve differences related to proposed tax incentives designed to boost large-scale business expansions in Michigan.

MLive

The Senate has given final approval to legislation raising registration taxes and safety training fees for motorcyclists.

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