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House passes contentious 'Choose Life' license plate bill. 

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Lawmakers closer to letting the dogs out…at restaurants. 

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A new Michigan House Bill would ban local ordinances and rules that police officers says cannot ask about the immigration status of a suspect or a witness 

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Police officers in the state would follow stricter guidelines for body camera use under a law that passed through the State House of Representatives this week.

 

 


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U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is troubled by many aspects of the budget President Donald Trump has sent to Congress, notably the elimination of Great Lakes protection funding. “Overall," she says, "this budget makes no sense from a Michigan standpoint.”

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The Lansing City Council voted Monday to approve a needle exchange program aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and other infections.

 

Drug paraphernalia is considered illegal under Michigan state law, except in the case of needle exchange programs. The council’s decision last night put the city ordinance in line with that state law.

 

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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


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A new proposed ordinance on regulating and licensing medical marijuana businesses goes before the Lansing city council tonight.


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There are two dozen people running for four seats on the Lansing City Council this year. There will be a primary election in August to narrow the field before the November general election. WKAR is bringing you conversations with the candidates. Alexander Rusek is an attorney with an Okemos-based law firm who’s running for one of two at-large seats to be decided this year.


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A state panel recommended salary hikes Friday for Michigan's governor and other statewide officials, urging legislators to restore the pay and expense allowances they sliced by 10 percent seven years ago.

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Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue says he doesn’t think signs were missed in the suicide death of State Representative John Kivela. While being arrested, Kivela reportedly tried to walk in front of traffic on southbound US-127 and told the arresting officer “my life is over.”


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Marc Patrick Townsend failed to appear before the Lansing Election Commission today to prove his eligibility to run for mayor.

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Today Mayor Bernero vetoed a major change to his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget that the Lansing City Council adopted on Monday.

 


Michigan OKs form of marijuana, prevailing wage petitions. 

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A battle is heating up in Lansing over the state’s corrections budget. 

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