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The Michigan Department of Corrections says it will be able to keep its tether program up and running through 2020. The program tracks an estimated four-thousand people on probation, parole, and supervised release.

State Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) Clarklake
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Democratic lawmakers are criticizing remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake). 

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A federal lawsuit against two Detroit-area Kohls Department Stores can go forward. The stores in Novi and Northville are accused of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act. Daimeon Mosley from Arizona says their bathrooms are not accessible.

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Democratic state lawmakers say all people need to be able to make independent decisions about their reproductive health. House Democrats announced their plan for a so-called Michigan Reproductive Health Act Tuesday.

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Starting Wednesday, Michigan vape shops will have to stop selling flavored nicotine products. The final rules of the ban were announced two weeks ago. They were put in place by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration. The state says that young people vaping has become a public health crisis.


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Plans to make Michigan a sports betting state are moving through the state Legislature. A package of bills is scheduled to be voted out of a House committee Tuesday.


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The state Legislature plans to go back to its normal schedule this week.


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In the latest development in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, two former Michigan State University officials were in court today.

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The people of the 104th District are a step closer to recalling their state representative. The Board of State Canvassers approved a recall petition against Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) Thursday.


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Michigan now has a cybercrime support and recovery hotline. Kent County residents can dial 2-1-1 if they are the victim of cybercrime and be connected to resources to help them figure out the next steps.


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