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GOP's Amash, impeachment supporter, quits conservative group

The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives. A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies. Amash called for Trump's impeachment last month based on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's election meddling and the president's efforts to shut down the...

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The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded two West Michigan organizations with grants supporting educational programming. Nearly 1,600 organizations submitted Art Works applications to the National Endowment for the Arts. Of the 977 grants awarded, only two West Michigan-based institutions received a portion of the $80 million Arts Endowment.

Nessel joins lawsuit opposing telecom merger

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has signed onto a nationwide lawsuit that seeks to stop the merger of telecom giants Sprint and T-Mobile.
 

                The main lawsuit was filed in New York, but it’s been joined by at least 10 other state attorneys general.
                Kelly Rossman-McKinney is Nessel’s communications director. She says the merger would affect wireless users across the country…

       “And, in particular, Michigan, which is the eighth largest cell phone market in the country.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order creating a committee aimed at encouraging an accurate federal census in the state next year.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday in a release the 2020 United States Census Complete Count Committee, which she leads, has roughly 60 members from numerous organizations and communities statewide. It includes business, academic, governmental and faith-based representatives.

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The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives.

A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies.

A $28.8 million spending bill nearing legislative approval would allocate funding to combat lead in Michigan drinking water systems and investigate sexual assaults by clergy. The Senate is expected to send the supplemental budget measure to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday. It includes $3 million for public health services needed as a result of Michigan implementing the nation's toughest lead-in-water rules in the wake of Flint's water crisis.

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While the debate over whether to label foods containing GMO ingredients plays out across the country, another engineered food has long been waiting to hit grocery stores: genetically modified salmon.

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