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More Funding For Low-Income Students Called For

State Superintendent Brian Whiston has called for legislative action to help improve the funding needs for Michigan schools, based on the findings of a state-funded Education Finance Study. The study shows a disparity in funding between school districts in Michigan, as well as the effects of poverty on a child’s …

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Warm Great Lakes Could Affect Upcoming Seasons

How hot has it been? The water temperature of the Great Lakes is at its warmest since 2012. The warmest Great Lake is currently Lake Erie at 78.5 degrees. The warm water could be a sign that the state will avoid early frosts in the fall. But some say it …

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U of M Study Looks At Smoking And Mental Illness

A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that smoking greatly reduces life expectancy for people with serious mental illness. Researchers say those smokers cut 15 years off their lives, compared to people who have never smoked and don’t have mental illness. They also die ten years earlier than …

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Trump Blames Clinton For Detroit’s Struggles

Mixed reviews, mainly along political lines, about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech in Detroit. Trump mentioned Detroit and Michigan and blamed Hillary Clinton for the city’s struggles. Trump said Democrats have controlled the city at every level and policies have to change in order to change results. Hillary Clinton …

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Capitol Improvements Cost Millions

Next time you visit the state capitol, you may see some significant changes on the outside of the building. Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports millions of dollars have been spent to spruce up the Capitol.

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Public Comments Being Taken On Enbridge Pipeline Project

The public will have a chance to chime in about Enbridge Energy’s plan to add supports to its pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. The state Department of Environmental Quality will be take comments over the next 20 days. Enbridge’s application indicates the company plans to install support structures in …

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