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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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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she will move next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the state's governor cannot resolve the issue with operator Enbridge.

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Five current or former Catholic priests from Michigan dioceses have been charged with sexual abuse crimes.


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UPDATED Friday at 11:30 a.m.: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says prosecutors have brought sexual abuse charges against five Catholic priests as part of her office's investigation into clergy abuse.


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The future of a ballot-signature law passed last year is unclear.  On Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said that parts of the law that adds requirements to the ballot signature process are unconstitutional. Now Republican lawmakers - and others - are working on their next steps.


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Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional, declaring that lawmakers had no authority to impose a geographic limit a circulating petitions.

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A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney general's office said Friday.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new law that says police departments cannot keep assets seized as part of an investigation unless the owner is convicted of a crime.


Attorneys general from 33 states on Wednesday urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry.

A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general’s office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation.

Michigan AG Nessel Vows To Stop Line 5 Pipeline

Apr 30, 2019
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Attorney General Dana Nessel announced she will use every resource available to shut down the Line 5 pipeline beneath the straits of Mackinac. 


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UPDATED with AP correction on April 30: A special prosecutor who spent three years leading a criminal investigation of the Flint water scandal has been fired, officials announced Monday, apparently part of the fallout from the recent discovery of 23 boxes of records in the basement of a state building.

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