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DETROIT — After a reported death threat delayed its meeting Wednesday, Michigan’s redistricting commission held a controversial closed-door session to discuss voting rights issues with its lawyers. The meeting marked the first day of deliberations on its draft congressional and legislative d…

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State removes township clerk from running election next week

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday directed the state to expedite the ordering of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 so that it will be quickly available once the federal government gives it the green light.

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Some Michigan residents now have to dial 10-digit numbers

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HART — The town of Hart is small – its population just barely reaches over 2,000. Its downtown area stretches about two blocks, and most shops are closed for the weekend by 3 p.m. on Saturday. Little red hearts are etched onto every street sign.

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Woman charged with killing 4 had other targets, prosecutor says

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Woman arrested in slayings of 4 people in central Michigan

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn't get what he's demanding.

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Police find human remains in mid-Michigan soybean field

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DETROIT — Addressing the members of Michigan’s citizen-led redistricting commission Wednesday night, the head of Michigan’s department of civil rights said that the group’s draft congressional and legislative maps violate the federal Voting Rights Act, which requires districts that safeguard…

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Benton Harbor declares emergency over lead; governor visits

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LANSING — Michigan business groups on Monday urged President Joe Biden to reconsider a plan to require most workers to get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 but said, if it is enacted, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should ensure related state rules are no stricter.

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Food prices at grocery stores continue to wallop consumer wallets. Prices for a market basket of grocery food items was up notably in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly Consumer Price Index data released Wednesday showed.

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Four county jail officers to stand trial in inmate's death

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4 years in prison for man whose son took explosive to school

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in Benton Harbor’s water and vowed to accelerate the replacement of the southwestern Michigan community’s lead pipes.

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Ex-Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee dies; was in Congress 36 years

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Overnight storms leave behind damage in West Michigan

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Teen dies, cousin injured after ATVs flip at Lake Michigan dunes

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WASHINGTON — Republicans are on the losing end of one of the biggest demographic shifts of the last 20 years: A growing generation of young people — millennial and Gen Z voters — have turned to the left and thrown in their lot with the Democratic Party.

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Muskegon man captured after shooting of Ohio state trooper

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Benton Harbor urged to use bottled water due to lead risk

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LANSING — Republicans in the Michigan Senate on Wednesday again passed legislation that would make it harder to vote, advancing photo ID, absentee ballot and other changes that face a surefire veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if they reach her desk.

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DETROIT — A lack of confidence in science and a boundless supply of misinformation spread via social media has led America to where it is today — a nation still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, unable to get enough people fully vaccinated to stop its spread, said Dr. Marc Rosenthal, …

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Man gets 5 years’ probation in threats to Whitmer, Nessel

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The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital policy forbidding his wife from being a…

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Canada cites U.S. treaty in Line 5 pipeline dispute

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Northern Mich. shooting range closed for 90 days after bullets hit house