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A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004.
    Michigan regulators said Friday that 79-year-old Gary Stollak didn't contest the allegation that he violated state law by failing to report abuse of a minor. Stollak was a psychologist and counselor at Michigan State University.

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New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals.

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Authorities say an end-of-summer crackdown on drunken driving across Michigan led to hundreds of arrests and citations.

State police announced Thursday that the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown that started Aug. 17 and ran through the Labor Day holiday weekend led to the arrest of 274 suspected drunken drivers. More than 50 motorists were cited for open intoxicants and nearly 1,000 seat belt and child restraint citations were issued.

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A 33-year-old man has been arrested after leading police on a chase that ended on a western Michigan freeway.

Grand Rapids police say shots were fired Thursday morning, but no officers were struck. It was not immediately known if the man being pursued was wounded.

Officers in nearby Wyoming named the man as a suspect in an earlier slaying at a mobile home park. The pickup truck he was driving was spotted about 10:15 a.m. and police chased the vehicle onto US-131. The chase ended near downtown Grand Rapids.

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the Trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will cost the company $1 billion.

Ford says the figure is a year-over-year increase from March through 2019.

Hackett told Bloomberg television that Ford gets most of its metals from U.S. producers, which raised prices due to the tariffs this year.

IHS Markit Senior Analyst Peter Nagle says other automakers will see the same cost increases. Eventually they'll have to raise prices of cars and trucks or reduce discounts to cover the added costs.

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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the elimination of Michigan's "retirement tax" in a new TV ad airing in the governor's race.

The 30-second ad launched Wednesday is funded by a group affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association. In the ad, Whitmer criticizes her Republican opponent, Bill Schuette, for calling a 2011 overhaul that included a business tax cut and the taxation of retirement income "great news for Michigan taxpayers."

A conference in northern Michigan will focus on Ernest Hemingway's time in the area following World War I. The Michigan Hemingway Society's annual literary and history conference is scheduled for Oct. 5-7 in the Bay View community near Petoskey. This year is the centennial of the author's journey home after being wounded in Italy during the war.

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Michigan plans to allow medical marijuana patients and their doctors to complete registrations online.

The Detroit News reports the change is scheduled to start by Oct. 8. Andrew Brisbo, director of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation , said it's likely to make the registration and renewal process easier and quicker for many medical marijuana patients and doctors who have so far relied on paper forms. B

risbo says that the bureau will maintain its paper process for those who prefer it.

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Two Dutch scholars will join local and state government officials at Grand Valley State University to discuss challenges that climate change poses for businesses.

The program is called "Preserving Ourselves: Local and International Perspectives on Climate Change Threats and Solutions." It's sponsored by the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative in Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 10 in the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. To reserve a seat, email Robbi Osipoff at osipoffr(at)gvsu.edu.

A 17-year-old western Michigan high school student charged with bringing a gun to school has been jailed after posting a video of himself performing a rap song that a judge saw as a threat. Davian Weston was free on $5,000 bond when he posted the video that he and friend made that appeared to be directed at a classmate who reported him having the gun. 

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