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Nessel Presses Priest Abuse Investigation

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is vowing to press forward with her investigation into clergy sexual abuse next year. Nessel released some figures this morning. Based on her department’s reviews of the Marquette, Gaylord and Grand Rapids Catholic Dioceses, 552 victims have named 270 priests as abusers. 130 cases were …

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Nessel: Nassar Investigation Still Active, Not Suspended

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says a comment by her communications director that her office was suspending its investigation into the Larry Nassar sexual misconduct scandal at Michigan State University was not accurate. In a statement released yesterday morning, Nessel said she remains “deeply committed to finding the truth about …

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5-Year-Old Boy Disappears Downstate on Christmas

Search crews are frantically combing through a rural area in the central Lower Peninsula, looking for a missing 5-year-old child. Beau Brennan Belson was last seen playing with other family members yesterday afternoon, outside a home in Six Lakes, about 45 miles northwest of Grand Rapids in northern Montcalm County. …

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Whitmer Suggests State Park in Flint

Could Michigan’s next state park be located in downtown Flint? Governor Gretchen Whitmer floated the idea at a recent appearance in the Vehicle City. The park could be built on the bank of the Flint River, on property once occupied by the historic Chevrolet Plant Number Four. That was the …

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Anti-Abortion Petitions Turned In

An anti-abortion group says it has collected enough signatures to create an initiative that would outlaw a specific type of abortion in Michigan. The Michigan Values Life Committee is targeting the dilation and evacuation procedure that was used in seven percent of abortions in our state last year, in the …

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Judge Eases Michigan Ballot Access Requirement

Independent candidates who want to run for statewide office will have an easier time getting on the ballot. A federal judge has ruled that Michigan’s 30,000-signature requirement for statewide ballot placement was too high. Judge Victoria Roberts of the Eastern District of Michigan has lowered the standard to 12,000 signatures. …

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