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Michigan Legislature sends federal funding to Flint. 

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Voters in Ingham County will use new voting equipment beginning in August. 

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Calley encourages gun-rights activists at Michigan Capitol. 

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Michigan bill would halt legal sex between cops, prostitutes. 

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The last candidate to file to run for mayor in Lansing before Tuesday’s deadline was Marc Patrick Townsend, who works as a maintenance man at a downtown building.

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The deadline to file as a candidate for office in Lansing arrived this afternoon. It’s a crowded field, with Mayor Virg Bernero’s decision not to run for another term. There also will be at least one new at-large city council member, and the fourth ward will get new representation.

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The deadline to file as a candidate for office in Lansing is today at 4 p.m.

UPDATE: Amidst speculation that city clerk Chris Swope might be unopposed, a challenger did file to run against him today: Jerimic Clayborn III will try to win the clerk's position.

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Bill protects privacy of parents who surrender newborn. 

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Bill would make shining laser at aircraft a state crime. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is starting to propose a progressive platform that includes making Michigan a "sanctuary state," providing universal preschool and offering publicly funded health insurance to any resident needing coverage.

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The list of people running for mayor in Lansing has grown to five with the entry of Michael Joseph Gillenkirk. He joins city council member Judi Brown Clarke, state Representative Andy Schor, former council member Harold Leeman Jr. and Danny Trevino, whose family runs a medical marijuana operation.


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Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley signals 2018 gubernatorial bid. 

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As the 100th day of President Trump's term approaches, NPR is revisits his full action plan, with annotations from journalists throughout the newsroom.

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Education is a top priority for Elvin Caldwell, community liaison at the Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy in Lansing. He thinks his experience would serve the people of Lansing’s fourth ward well as a member of the city council.


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Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Brighton) spent some time in Ingham County Thursday to meet with small groups of constituents.  The Republican congressman held a series of "listening sessions" in Stockbridge.

But a few people who felt left out believe their man in Washington isn't listening to them.


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