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Lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office will be in front of the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday. The twist? They’ll be arguing both sides of the same issue.

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Education advocates, from teachers to lunch staff, filled the state Capitol lawn Tuesday. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth explains why.


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Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered Friday outside the Grand Rapids building that houses U-S Congressman Justin Amash’s office. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports dozens of people lined the sidewalk for what they called a “Squash Amash” rally.


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All remaining criminal charges of city and state officials stemming from the Flint Water Crisis have been dismissed.


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A jury of 12 has decided that a former dean at Michigan State University is guilty of multiple criminal charges – including a felony.

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New measures would ban abortions after a doctor detects a fetus’s heartbeat. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports bills were introduced Wednesday in the state Senate.


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order to restructure the Department of Environmental Quality could be overturned before any changes are made.


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Michigan’s next governor will be sworn into office Tuesday. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth brings us details of the event.


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More than 700 new corrections officers – that’s how many new hires the Michigan Department of Corrections hopes to make in 2019.


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The state Legislature will return on January 9th with new leadership. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth tells us about the priorities of Republican leaders in the House and Senate.


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UPDATE: Click here to see the affidavit from the case against Lou Anna Simon.

 

Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police. This makes her now the third person charged by the Attorney General’s Office as part of its investigation into MSU related to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.


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State lawmakers recently passed legislation to change the state’s minimum wage law and require that employers offer earned sick time. But those laws haven’t gone into effect yet. Michigan lawmakers want to make changes to those laws before they have a chance to be felt by Michigan residents.


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The leadership at the state Capitol will look different next year. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the state House and Senate chose its new leadership Thursday.


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The Midterm election is Tuesday– and there’s a lot at stake for both major parties. That includes races for governor, attorney general, and more races that are all without an incumbent. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports on how the Republican and Democratic parties are feeling ahead of election night.


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The midterm elections are just days away – so you’ve probably seen a lot of information about polls over the last few months. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth explains how to carefully evaluate polls.


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