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Study: Growing misconception about driving while high on marijuana

A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found there is a growing misconception about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. The study found that nearly 15 million drivers reported getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days, despite the fact that a marijuana high lasts typically 2-3 hours, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. While less than one percent of the population thinks that drinking and driving...

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a spending bill today. It puts more than 28-(m) million dollars toward things like implementing new provisions in the Lead and Copper Rule and funding the Attorney General’s investigation into the Catholic Church.

       But this is not the spending bill people in Lansing have been expecting.

  

A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found there is a growing misconception about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. 

The study found that nearly 15 million drivers reported getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days, despite the fact that a marijuana high lasts typically 2-3 hours, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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A technology upgrade that’s supposed to help consumers threatens to shut down the system for keeping track of felons and sex offenders who’ve been released from prison.
                Electronic tethers that keep track of offenders could go dark at the end of the year.
 

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Anti-government graffiti was painted on the Michigan Republican Party headquarters amid debate over a possible nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally.

State party officials say they discovered the graffiti, which included an expletive and the acronym "ICE" for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on the front of the Lansing building Saturday evening. They reported it to Lansing police, who say it's believed to have been painted early Saturday.

Roof collapses at Lee Middle and High School in Wyoming

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  Additional portions of a school in western Michigan have collapsed about two weeks after a roof collapsed into a classroom .

The collapses occurred at Lee Middle and High School in Wyoming, which is located in the Grand Rapids area and is part of the Godfrey-Lee district. .

Superintendent Kevin Polston said a portion of the outside wall and second-story floor crumbled in the same area as the roof collapse. That section of the school was built nearly a century ago in 1925.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a spending bill today. It puts more than 28-(m) million dollars toward things like implementing new provisions in the Lead and Copper Rule and funding the Attorney General’s investigation into the Catholic Church.

       But this is not the spending bill people in Lansing have been expecting.

  

A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found there is a growing misconception about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. 

The study found that nearly 15 million drivers reported getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days, despite the fact that a marijuana high lasts typically 2-3 hours, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

insurancetimes.co.uk

A technology upgrade that’s supposed to help consumers threatens to shut down the system for keeping track of felons and sex offenders who’ve been released from prison.
                Electronic tethers that keep track of offenders could go dark at the end of the year.
 

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President Trump signed an executive order Monday on price transparency in health care that aims to lower rising health care costs by showing prices to patients. The idea is that if people can shop around, market forces may drive down costs.

"Hospitals will be required to publish prices that reflect what people pay for services," said President Trump at a White House event. "You will get great pricing. Prices will come down by numbers that you wouldn't believe. The cost of healthcare will go way, way down."

The popular knitting and crochet website Ravelry says its 8 million members are welcome to garter, seed or purl stitch their way through thousands of online patterns — but if they want to cast on with any pro-Trump views, they need to do it somewhere else.

The website's administrators announced Sunday that Ravelry is "banning support of Donald Trump and his administration" in any form, including "forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles" and anything else.

Tensions continue to rise between the United States and Iran following last week's sharp escalation in which Tehran downed a U.S. drone and the U.S. conducted cyberattacks against an Iranian intelligence group.

On Monday, President Trump announced financial sanctions against Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and several other top officials.

Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET

In northern Georgia, near the Tennessee line, the city of Dalton made its fame as the carpet capital of the world. These days, a more accurate title would be floor covering capital of the world. It has diversified into hardwood, tile, laminate and other materials.

The U.N.'s human rights chief says there are only two options for dealing with the tens of thousands of suspected ISIS fighters currently detained in Syria and Iraq: They must be either tried or let go, and their families cannot be detained indefinitely.

Some 55,000 suspected ISIS fighters and their family members have been swept up and detained since ISIS was effectively toppled and lost control of its territory, the U.N. says.

In the photograph, Gretchen Altman is smiling, leaning back casually, a cup of coffee in hand — Hills Bros. Coffee, to be precise. It looks like a candid shot, but if you hit like, leave a comment, and tag a friend, you can get three different blends of brew, for free.

President Trump has announced new sanctions against the Iranian government, after Iran downed a U.S. drone over the Strait of Hormuz.

Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump said that "hard-hitting" sanctions will cut off Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his office from certain financial assets.

As he signed an executive order authorizing the sanctions on Monday, Trump said, "These measures represent a strong and proportionate response to Iran's increasingly provocative actions."

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