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Kildee Presses on Prisoners in Iran

The newly announced US-Iran nuclear agreement means there should be more focus on the release of American prisoners in Iran, including Amir Hekmati, a Flint man who has been imprisoned there, according to U-S Congressman Dan Kildee. Kildee says Hekmati’s freedom should not be part of any nuclear deal, but …

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Bill Creating African-American Commission Headed to Senate

A bill to create an African American Affairs Commission in Michigan awaits a vote in the state Senate. The 15 member commission would advise the governor and Legislature on issues affecting the African-American community. Bill sponsor, Senator Rick Jones says he was prompted to introduce the measure after he learned …

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Road Funding Fix Options Explored

The first session day in weeks for lawmakers in the Michigan House yielded little visible progress on finding a road funding fix. The question now is, will today be any different? Lawmakers spent most of Tuesday behind closed doors talking about road funding. A spokesperson for the House Republicans says …

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