Dana Nessel

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Michigan's attorney general has ordered an investigation of police in suburban Detroit who questioned a black man when a woman claimed he was staring at her.

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A coalition of 22 Democratic-led states has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is opposing a federal plan to drop gray wolves from the endangered species list.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged a 57-year-old Detroit-area priest with sexually abusing a minor.

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Michigan state police have begun recording hate crimes against transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. 


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A former FBI agent who investigated the Flint water scandal says the team was moving toward new charges when new prosecutors took over.

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Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated, shocked and saddened residents they must look at hundreds of mobile devices and millions of documents that a previous investigative team never reviewed.

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UPDATED at 5:00p.m. :  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wants a court to shut down an oil and natural gas liquids pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. Nessel says the line is a potential hazard to the Great Lakes.


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a spending bill worth more than 28 million dollars. The money will be distributed to a variety of areas. 


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Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is not bound by a 2018 state opinion that says LGBT people have no protection under an anti-discrimination law, Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office said Tuesday, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending consideration of whether sex-based discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity.

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On Saturday, the Michigan Pride Festival celebrated its 30th year in Lansing. Upbeat music and rainbow flags were spread out throughout march, which began on Grand Avenue and ended on the steps of the State Capitol building. Those in attendance included drag queens, local politicians, several churches and many families.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has signed onto a nationwide lawsuit that seeks to stop the merger of telecom giants Sprint and T-Mobile. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.


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A state elections board is going to work on new rules to govern petition drives that want to get issues before the Legislature or on an election ballot.  The board’s job is complicated by legal challenges.


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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has asked a federal court to accept her arguments supporting a group of Detroit parents who have sued the state. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, the families want the court to rule their children have the right to good schools and an adequate education.


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