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Steyer announces national get out the vote campaign from Lansing

A Democratic billionaire stopped by Lansing to announce the launch of his 10 million dollar national campaign to get people to vote in the November midterms. Tom Steyer launched the Need to Vote campaign. He says in Michigan the campaign will focus on three key swing districts and the governor’s race. Those swing districts include the 8 th Congressional race. That seat has been held by Republican Mike Bishop since 20-15. Steyer says Michigan is a key state for flipping seats in Congress. “We...

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A new sculpture planned for the entrance of a Native American burial site in western Michigan is being relocated after a tribe raised concerns it would disturb sacred ground.

Construction was already underway to place the 16-foot (4.9-meter) granite sculpture titled "All My Relations" in the Old Indian Cemetery in Muskegon. The sculpture was crafted by Anishinaabe artist Jason Quigno.

Members of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians recently expressed disapproval of the decision and advocated for a different location.

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A 33-year-old woman says she was bitten on the leg by a U.S. Secret Service dog during Vice President Mike Pence's visit last week to western Michigan.

Melissa Ramirez says she was outside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday when she was bitten.

Ramirez tells WXMI-TV she was walking to a bus stop and that the bite "lasted maybe a second but it was long enough" for the dog to get its teeth into her "pretty well."

She says the agent handling the dog was "very apologetic."

She received one stitch to close the wound.

A Democratic billionaire stopped by Lansing to announce the launch of his 10 million dollar national campaign to get people to vote in the November midterms.

Tom Steyer launched the Need to Vote campaign. He says in Michigan the campaign will focus on three key swing districts and the governor’s race. Those swing districts include the 8th Congressional race. That seat has been held by Republican Mike Bishop since 20-15.

       Steyer says Michigan is a key state for flipping seats in Congress.

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Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena and DeVos Performance Hall are receiving high marks from notable national publication mid-year charts.

If you’ve been to a show at DeVos Performance Hall, or a concert or sporting event at Van Andel Arena, you may have noticed tickets are scarce. From the perspective of Pollstar, VenuesNow and Billboard Magazines, that means ticket sales are solid. For venues of their size, that puts them near the top of ticket sales in North America and the world.

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Before you know it, another school year will be in full swing. Whether your students are attending the school they’re always gone to or entering a new environment, it’s good to know who’s in charge.

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Since entering the race for president, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has been on the rise against Hillary Clinton, staking out a position as a liberal alternative to the Democratic front-runner.

The U.S. House voted 236-138 Thursday to tie a bow on President Obama's package of trade-related legislation — giving him final approval on everything he wanted.

The Senate already had signed off on all of it, granting: 1) enhanced trade negotiation powers to the president, 2) aid for displaced workers and 3) trade incentives for sub-Saharan Africa.

Thursday's vote marked a stunning victory for Obama by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations.

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama administration means 6.4 million people won't lose subsidies that helped them afford health insurance.

But the historic ruling in King v. Burwell may be far from the last word on health overhaul.

Bills to advance or cripple the law in statehouses didn't come to a halt in the months that lawmakers awaited the Supreme Court decision. They may well smolder for months or years.

We are reporting today on the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to uphold the nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act. The court's majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who was joined by the court's liberal justices, as well as Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Civil rights groups won a victory Thursday, as the Supreme Court ruled that claims of racial discrimination in housing cases shouldn't be limited by questions of intent.

The court affirmed a Court of Appeals decision in a case in which a nonprofit group, the Inclusive Communities Project, said that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs had contributed to "segregated housing patterns by allocating too many tax credits to housing in predominantly black inner-city areas and too few in predominantly white suburban neighborhoods."

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Following the Supreme Court health care ruling to uphold subsidies nationwide, President Obama said Thursday that the Affordable Care Act is "here to stay."

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President Obama, commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today to uphold a key provision of his signature health care law, said after numerous challenges, the Affordable Care Act has been "woven into the fabric of America" and "is here to stay."

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We are reporting today on the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to uphold the nationwide subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act. One of the three justices who opposed the ruling was Justice Antonin Scalia, who issued a strong dissent.

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