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Larry Nassar’s attempt to have a new judge consider his appeal in Ingham County has been denied. Nassar is the former Michigan State University sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.    

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A billionaire took his fight to impeach President Donald Trump to Lansing Monday. This time with a slightly new message.


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Michigan dairy farmers are getting a 510 million-dollar boost. Two new dairy processing facilities are scheduled to be built in St. Johns, north of Lansing. The plants are expected to create more than 250 new jobs. 

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Michiganders flocked to the polls Tuesday in numbers that haven’t been matched in recent decades. Election officials say it is the highest primary election turnout since at least 1978. There were multiple contested primaries – including for governor and state House and Senate.    


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A state law that allows tax dollars to go to private and parochial schools is making its way through the courts. The Michigan Court of Appeals heard arguments in the lawsuit against the state Tuesday.    


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La gente de Michigan se dirigirán a las cabinas de votación mañana para las primarias del Estado. Es cuando los Demócratas, Republicanos, e Independientes escogen a quien quieren ver representar a su partido en las elecciones de noviembre.

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Michiganders will head to the voting booths tomorrow for the state’s primary. This is when Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians will choose who they want to see represent their party in various races come November. 


The Michigan primary is fast approaching. Democrats and Republicans will head to the polls on August 7th to decide who they want to represent their party in the November governor’s race. Three democratic candidates hope they’ll be chosen, and money – and the television ads it buys – has played an interesting role in the Democratic race so far.


The Republican candidates for governor have been battling it out for months. There’s more money being spent on the Republican primary than recent years– and it’s being used to help the candidates go after each other. 


With more communities battling chemicals in their water, Democratic lawmakers say it’s time to hold hearings on PFAS. Those are compounds in a family of chemicals that could be harmful to people’s health. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth has more.


Interim Michigan State University president, John Engler, will testify before a U-S Senate Subcommittee Tuesday. He’ll talk about the improvements the school has made in response to sexual assaults by M-S-U sports doctor Larry Nassar. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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Attorney General Bill Schuette says the state’s Civil Rights Commission cannot consider discrimination complaints for sexual orientation or gender identity. As Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports, last May the commission adopted a policy that would have allowed LGBTQ people to file such complaints.


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Conditions in a proposed settlement in a lawsuit between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar have left some lawmakers frustrated.   


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A judge will likely review thousands of documents in the investigation into Michigan State University. A special prosecutor appointed by the state Attorney General is looking into the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar sexually assaulted his patients for years.    


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Evidence of a young girl’s virginity and subsequent pregnancy and abortion can be used in a Wayne County sexual assault case.  


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