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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Police Lights
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Authorities say an early-morning shooting outside a nightclub near the campus of Western Michigan University left three people injured.

European frogbit
michigan.gov

Officials say an invasive water plant called European frogbit has been detected in Michigan's lower Grand River.

Agustin Arbulu
Michigan Department of Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Commission in Michigan has voted to fire the director of the state's Department of Civil Rights after it emerged that he made inappropriate comments that objectified women.

Flickr -Martin Cathrae

A human rights ordinance approved for a west Michigan city includes penalties for violators, including those who dial 911 to try to use police to enforce their own bigotry.

Toyota
Pixabay Creative Commons

Toyota is recalling 191,000 cars in North America and Japan because the air bags may not inflate properly in a crash.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she won't sign a "status-quo" budget, stepping up her criticism of Republican legislative leaders for "not offering a viable alternative to her proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike to fix the roads."

Gary Jones
UAW

Federal agents are searching the suburban Detroit home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in an investigation of union corruption.

Marysville, Michigan
Facebook page of City of Marysville, Michigan

A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible."

Detroit Zoo Water Tower
Courtesy of Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo plans to operate entirely on wind-generated electricity by 2021.

Soo Locks
Pure Michigan

Members of Congress are planning a tour of the Soo Locks complex in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to learn about a proposed $1 billion upgrade.

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