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Lansing-area high schools are finalizing their plans to honor the Class of 2020.  On Friday, Holt High School will put on its annual Senior Breakfast.  But as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the event will look nothing like it has in the past.


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Michigan has joined 22 other states to challenge an effort to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards. Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the lawsuit Wednesday. The lawsuit claims new federal rules are illegal and would set back efforts to fight climate change.

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An advocacy group is suing the state for more time to gather signatures for its ballot initiative to add LGBTQ protections to Michigan civil rights law.

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A coalition of barber shops and hair salons in Michigan is submitting an eight-step re-opening plan for Governor Gretchen Whitmer's approval.


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Michigan State University is launching a new research program to learn more about a toxic family of chemicals known as PFAS.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday said people who leave their home for work or those who have coronavirus symptoms can be tested without a doctor’s note, expediting testing that is seen as critical to slowing the spread of the virus.

Several tribal casinos, meanwhile, announced they would reopen despite the governor’s stay-at-home restrictions.

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Fewer people ventured to Michigan’s getaway hotspots over the Memorial Day weekend, but officials still believe the state will see a strong tourism season this summer. 

 


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The city of Lansing hopes to save more than a million dollars by participating in the Unemployment Insurance Agency Work Share program. The move addresses the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 500 city employees will work Monday through Thursday. From June 1st through July 25th, they’ll be paid by Work Share one day a week.

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Thousands of Michiganders have been displaced after massive flooding in the Midland area mostly caused by the failure of the Edenville dam.

The dam had been the target of lengthy investigations by federal regulators up until the government revoked its license over safety violations two years ago.

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