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Republican challenger Paul Junge will face off against Democrat incumbent Rep. Elissa Slotkin for Michigan's eighth congressional district. Slotkin flipped the longtime Republican district from red to blue in 2018.
Photos courtesy of the Junge and Slotkin campaigns

In Race For Michigan's Eighth District, Slotkin Sells Moderate Image As Junge Seeks Name Recognition

Campaigning in one of Michigan’s most competitive congressional districts, like many other things, looks different this year. After freshman Democrat Elissa Slotkin flipped the eighth district from red to blue in 2018, Republican challenger Paul Junge is vying to take it back.

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The Lansing city council has decided not to include a proposed police funding cut in its budget recommendation to the mayor.

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People looking to get rid of returnable bottles and cans that have been piling up will have more options starting in a couple weeks. Starting October 5th, any store with a machine to accept returnables will have to start taking them.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance Friday evening saying that aerosol transmission might be one of the "most common" ways the coronavirus is spreading — and then took the guidance down on Monday.

The now-deleted updates were notable because so far the CDC has stopped short of saying that the virus is airborne.

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Starting October 5th, grocery stores and other retailers with bottle-and-can collection machines will have to resume taking returnables.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, the Supreme Court announced Monday.

Her casket will arrive in front of the court just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the court said in a statement. A private ceremony will take place in the court's Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. attended by Ginsburg's family, close friends and members of the court.

Following that ceremony, Ginsburg will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the Supreme Court building to allow for public viewing outdoors.

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the profile of a case that marks the latest existential threat to the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case the week after the general election in November.

Democrats are raising alarms about the future of the law without Ginsburg. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking on ABC's This Week Sunday morning, said that part of the strategy by President Trump and Senate Republicans to quickly fill Ginsburg's seat is to help undermine the ACA.

Follow NPR's coverage of Ginsburg's death and the political aftermath here.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87.

COVID-19 Cases Popping Up In Northern Michigan Schools

Sep 18, 2020
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Most school districts Up North have returned to in-person learning in the past few weeks, and several are already seeing COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

Judge: Michigan Must Count Absentee Ballots That Arrive Late

Sep 18, 2020
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A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later.

Informacion En Vivo. Coronavirus En La Región De Lansing

Sep 18, 2020
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Can wearing a mask REALLY help slow the spread of COVID-19? In a new video from Michigan State University, science educator Dr. Rob Stephenson demonstrates how masks can be effective in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.  

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The Lutheran church did not have many ordained African American ministers in 1955, so when a call went out that year for a new Lutheran pastor to serve a majority Black congregation in Montgomery, Ala., it was answered by a white clergyman in Ohio, the Rev. Robert Graetz.

Graetz and his wife, Jeannie, already had a record of church-based civil rights activism, and some Lutheran authorities worried that Graetz might become ensnarled in the developing racial unrest in Montgomery, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor.

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