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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

View of the Flint river
Maria Palmo / WKAR-MSU

State civil rights officials have produced a guide aimed at helping to teach lessons of the Flint water crisis as it marks five years.


Gavel
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A court says a Detroit-area man must pay his former wife $50,000 under the terms of their Islamic marriage certificate.

City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Marijuana plant photo
Flickr/Creative Commons

Michigan lawmakers are moving to curb unlicensed medical marijuana shops by threatening their ability to get licensed if they stay open after June 1.

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Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries.

Court
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U.S. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Canadian man who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality / State of Michigan

Michigan's environmental agency is days away from having a new name.

Gavel
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A former Michigan state trooper was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the death of a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died when the trooper shot him with a Taser.

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Legislation to create a permanent statewide mental health hotline is advancing in Michigan.

A county board in western Michigan has voted to evict a Planned Parenthood health clinic from the county's Department of Public Health building.

Police are warning people to pay close attention while pumping gas after razor blades were found in the handle of a gas pump in southwestern Michigan.

Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr/Creative Commons

Flint is getting $77.7 million in loan assistance that it was promised in 2017 for infrastructure improvements as it deals with the aftermath of its crisis with lead-tainted water.

Classroom
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A state lawmaker wants to make sure consent is taught as part of sex education classes. Capitol Correspondent Rick Pluta reports.


Muskrat
Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources

Detroit-area Roman Catholics have one more dining option during Lent than most other followers of the faith. The culinary appeal of that item, however, is up for debate.

New Michigan License Plates
michigan.gov, Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings / Graphic created by Amanda Barberena

Detroit sports fans can now support their favorite professional team while driving around. Specialty license plates for the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers were unveiled Tuesday by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and team representatives.

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