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Michigan's U.S. Senators reacted quickly to President Trump's firing FBI Director James Comey. 

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Michigan State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) was found dead Tuesday in Lansing of an apparent suicide.  The discovery comes one day after Kivela was arrested for the second time on a drunk driving charge.

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Kildee decides against running for Michigan governor in 2018. 

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President Donald J. Trump named Michigan Supreme Court justice Joan Larsen to federal appeals court. 

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Michigan Representative Lee Chatfield of Levering introduced a bill that would make registering your pistol optional.


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Marijuana legalization ballot drive launched in Michigan. 

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House Bill would add police, firefighters and other first responders to the state hate crime law. 

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Bill would eliminate Michigan's pistol registration mandate. 

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We continue our conversations with Lansing city council candidates today with at-large candidate Kyle Bowman. He’s a first lieutenant with the Michigan State Police who has served in a series of roles including the protection details for Governors John Engler and Jennifer Granholm. Currently, he commands state security operations at the capitol building and the state office complex.


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The road leading to America’s next national farm bill stops in Michigan this weekend.  On Saturday, farmers will testify on the proposed bill in Frankenmuth.


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House OKs $39.5 billion general budget plan. 

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Female genital mutilation bills move through Senate committee.

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We continue our interviews with Lansing city council candidates today with at-large hopeful Yanice Y. Jackson. After her career took her out of state for a time, Jackson moved back to Lansing last year to help run the family business: she’s managing editor of The Chronicle newspaper.


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Maj. Savannah Halleaux

The Michigan Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek is the site of an emergency management training exercise this weekend.


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Michigan Legislature sends federal funding to Flint. 

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