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This month, Michiganders saw delays in their mail largely due to changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in recent months.

DeJoy says he made those changes, like removing equipment or decreasing overtime, as cost-cutting measures.


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State Attorney General Dana Nessel said Monday that lawmakers should revisit Michigan’s unique law that shields drugmakers from product liability lawsuits, saying it “absolutely” has affected her strategy to seek damages for the painkiller addiction epidemic.

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Voters have elected a new mayor in Flint, Michigan, where recovery from a lead-contaminated water crisis remains a major issue.

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Nearly 5 ½ years ago, the water source for the city of Flint was switched in an effort to save money. A disaster followed resulting in deaths, illness and mistrust of government. Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. on WKAR-TV, the documentary series Frontline examines the crisis by bringing to light conversations and documents never seen on television before. We spoke with Abby Ellis, the Michigan native who is the film’s director.


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A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer toured an elementary school in Flint Monday to call attention to the fact that schools have started their academic year, but they don’t know how much financial support to expect from the state.


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Former Michigan State University basketball star Mateen Cleaves is standing trial on sexual assault charges in his hometown of Flint.

Primary Election Results For August 6, 2019

Aug 6, 2019
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UPDATED at 11:10 p.m.: Here are the results for the primary election in Lansing, Jackson, Flint, Meridian Township and other communities.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, presidential candidate
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New York Senator and Democratic 2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand returned to Michigan Friday. She talked to activists in Bloomfield Hills, toured Flint with Mayor Karen Weaver, and ended the day with supporters in Lansing. WKAR’s Abigail Censky was with the Senator all day Friday and joined WKAR’s Morning Edition Host Mary Ellen Pitney to talk about Senator Gillibrand’s “Broken Promises” bus tour.


MSU Today visited Flint and the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV). The mission of the Village is to cultivate leadership capacity among Flint youth through a variety of innovative programs. Michigan State University Extension is a proud Village partner, says Director Jeff Dwyer


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