MSP investigates domestic abuse allegation against lawmaker
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State Representative Steve Marino has been removed from his committee assignments. That’s as the Michigan State Police investigate threats he allegedly made against another lawmaker, Representative Mari Manoogian ..read more
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Legislators cancel hearing on driver's licenses for undocumented Michiganders
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A legislative hearing on restoring the ability of undocumented Michiganders to get driver's licenses or state IDs was stopped before it could get started Tuesday. Since 2008, Michigan has required proof of permanent legal residency. House Bills 4835 and 4836 would restore the ability for undocumented individuals to apply for a driver’s license or state identification. "Se ve. Se siente. El pueblo esta presente! (We See! We feel! The people are here!!)" chanted dozens of people gathered on the state Capitol grounds. They traveled to the state Capitol to rally in support of legislation that woul ..read more
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Stateside: James Craig launches bid for governor; feminist art house; mixed back-to-school feelings
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Today on Stateside , we hear about the chaotic start to the gubernatorial campaign of former Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Then, artists transform a Detroit house into an exploration of modern feminism. And, we hear from two families about their complicated feelings about going back to school amid the ongoing pandemic ..read more
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Surrounded by protesters, James Craig announces his run for Michigan governor
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Former Detroit police chief James Craig was supposed to announce his candidacy for governor on Belle Isle Tuesday, but that event was interrupted by protesters. “James Craig is full of hate, we won’t let him win our state,” protesters chanted ..read more
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An Independent Review Of The 1st 2020 Census Results Found No Major Irregularities
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Updated September 14, 2021 at 12:22 PM ET An independent panel of researchers said it has found no major irregularities in the 2020 census results that were used to reallocate congressional seats and Electoral College votes for the next decade . In a report released Tuesday , the American Statistical Association's task force of census experts also noted that despite concerns about interference by former President Donald Trump's administration , their review uncovered "no evidence of anything other than an independent and professional enumeration process" by the Census Bureau's career civil ser ..read more
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For Many Who Were Present, The 9/11 Attacks Have Had A Lasting Mental Health Impact
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Updated September 10, 2021 at 2:26 PM ET Like most Americans, Kristina Lozano remembers exactly where she was when the planes hit the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. "The first time the first plane hit, I was actually in homeroom, where they take attendance," says Lozano, who was 16 then and attending Murry Bergtraum High School , just blocks from the twin towers. "By the time the second plane hit, I was in English class." She remembers the school building shaking and being hit by debris. Soon, her school was evacuated. With no trains running, and many roads blocked off, L ..read more
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Stateside: What 9/11 changed for Michigan’s Muslim and Arab communities
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Everybody lost something on September 11th, 2001, and some lost more than others. Thousands of lives were stolen, and families changed, in the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. But here, hundreds of miles away in Michigan, there were other communities that would be deeply impacted by the fallout from the attacks: Arab and Muslim Americans whose fundamental truths about their lives and citizenship were suddenly questioned. For many, the questions never stopped ..read more
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Michigan House panel criticizes state unemployment agency
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in the Michigan House Oversight committee criticized the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency acting director on Thursday, asking her to address how the agency has failed residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mass unemployment spread nationally during the pandemic and in Michigan the state unemployment agency has paid out $38 billion dollars to 2.4 million Michigan workers since the beginning of the pandemic, according to acting director Liza Estlund Olson. Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson, citing what he’s heard from his constituents, went back and forth ..read more
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Watch Live: Biden to outline strategy to combat COVID surge
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President Biden is set to outline a new "six-pronged" strategy to combat rising coronavirus cases across the country. His remarks come as a surge of new COVID-19 cases has led to rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in many states ..read more
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Michigan’s new redistricting commission sued in anticipation of missing deadlines
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The citizen-led commission in charge of drawing new political maps in Michigan is being sued because it’s unlikely to meet deadlines. Serial litigant Robert Davis filed the lawsuit this week, asking Michigan’s Supreme Court to make the commission abide by deadlines outlined in the state Constitution ..read more
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