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WASHINGTON — As states sprint through their redistricting processes this fall, many activists are learning that mapmaking commissions don’t quite address gerrymandering or minority voting protections as intended.

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There was a time, not so long ago, when Michael Flynn’s latest pronouncement would have been considered outrageous, but I’m afraid we’ve reached the point of outrage fatigue.

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Today: A chance of snow showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., then rain showers after 1 p.m. High near 46. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of les…

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PONTIAC (AP) — A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this week:

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As multiple threats continue to close schools in the days after a shooting at Oxford High School in Oakland County that killed four students and injured seven others, local limited licensed psychologist Sarah Lewakowski calls for the attentiveness of the things around us.

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Traffic stop turns into kidnapping rescue of 4 children

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Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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PONTIAC — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they failed to intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a drawing and chilling message – “blood every…

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PONTIAC — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they failed to intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a drawing and chilling message — "blood every…

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PONTIAC — The parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school were charged with involuntary manslaughter Friday as a prosecutor described chilling moments that day when a teacher found a drawing of a gun, a person bleeding and the words "help me" at the boy's desk.

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Michigan Senate approves $3.3B water infrastructure bill

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Hospitals throughout West Michigan are near or near their bed capacity levels, according to the Ottawa County Department of Public Health – and that puts access to health care at risk, not only for COVID-19 patients but also for those seeking other kinds of care.

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‘Tis the season for Christmas trees at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum. The display is part of the Deck the Halls event at the museum, 200 Washington Ave.

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Today: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain showers between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming south- southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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OXFORD TWP. — A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went "far beyond negligence" and that the gun "seems to have been just freely available" to the teenager.

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The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police will crack down on speeding in a three-month enforcement campaign this winter, citing an increase in fatal crashes and speed-related fatal crashes last year.

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The State Bar of Michigan recently recognized the chief judge of Ottawa County’s 20th Circuit Court, Jon Van Allsburg, with the Marilyn J. Kelly Award for Outstanding Judicial Service in Family Law.

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Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

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Today: Partly sunny, with temperatures rising to near 50 by 10 a.m., then falling to around 44 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a west-northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

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With a growing number of places across the United States getting their first snowflakes of the season, it's once again that time of year to break out the hot chocolate and look ahead at the chances of a white Christmas across the contiguous U.S.

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MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College will host a free public COVID-19 clinic in downtown Muskegon on Thursday, Dec. 2, to provide booster vaccines for those who meet CDC eligibility guidelines, as well as first and second vaccines for those 12 years of age and older.

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OXFORD TWP. — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday, revealing that his parents were summoned just a few hours before the bloodshed.

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Q: Those who are vaccinated for COVID-19 may be planning family gatherings, gift exchanges and big meals this year. After last year, a lot of people are feeling more pressure to make this holiday season even better for their loved ones. Do you have any tips for coping with the stress of it all?

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Michigan drops oil pipeline suit, refocuses on separate case

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At their first meeting on Monday, new Grand Haven Board of Light & Power (BLP) members Andrea Hendrick and Michael Westbrook were thrown out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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Michigan produces the third-most real Christmas trees in the country. Despite the nationwide reports of tree shortages, it hasn’t distressed two West Michigan tree farms all that much.