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“They’re talking about this as lifetime exposure levels, but if you live here you’re thinking on the terms of every breath you take. You think about your grandkids, every breath they take.”

That’s Larry Conkle, who has lived down the street from Viant Medical for the past 20 years. After hearing about the emissions at a neighborhood meeting, he and his wife became concerned for their family’s health.

The Congressman in a Republican stronghold is now facing a likely primary for his seat. Challengers are already announcing their intention to face off against U-S Representative Justin Amash following Amash’s Tweets against President Donald Trump.

On Twitter over the weekend, Amash said that Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.

Republican state Representative Jim Lower says he will challenge Amash for the Republican spot on the 20-20 ticket.

AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 7 cents to $2.87 per gallon

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  AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 7 cents from a week ago to about $2.87 per gallon.

The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 13 cents less than a year ago. AAA notes that prices in Michigan have fluctuated in recent weeks, but they'll likely rise this week during the run-up to the Memorial Day holiday.

The state's highest average was about $2.92 a gallon in the Benton Harbor area. The lowest was about $2.84 in the Traverse City and Marquette areas.

Western Michigan woman fatally shot after domestic dispute

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  Western Michigan police say a woman was fatally shot hours after she and her husband were involved in a domestic dispute.

Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas tells that officers are searching for the woman's husband, and that he's considered the prime suspect in the killing based on the dispute that preceded the 6:30 a.m. Sunday shooting.

Police haven't released the couple's names.

Amash will get a primary challenge after Trump tweet

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Justin Amash

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge.

State Rep. Jim Lower announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two days after Amash sent a series of tweets faulting Trump and Attorney General William Barr over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Grand Rapids Police Department

In a 6-2 vote on Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Civilian Appeals Board determined that Captain Curt Vanderkooi violated the city’s impartial policing policy when he contacted Immigration Customs Enforcement, while off duty, about U.S. Citizen and decorated veteran, Jilmar Ramos Gomez. 

Rusell Olmstead says he voted to reverse the Grand Rapids Police Department’s decision because he says there was a pattern of racial bias in how Vanderkooi contacted ICE.

An international trade war could reduce how much money Michigan has to spend on roads, schools, and health care.
                That’s the word from economists who testified today before a state budget panel.

Construction is set to begin on a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Friday for the official groundbreaking. Officials say the new 128-room facility is a much needed upgrade to the aging facilities on the 93-acre Grand Rapids campus. The facility includes a new community center, and private living quarters each equipped with its own personal restroom. 

Meijer Gardens /

If you like an urban garden setting along with beautiful sculpture then you may want to pay a visit to the new offering at Frederick Meijer Gardens.  Opening today, the Stuart and Barbara Padnos rooftop sculpture garden.    

“We are so excited to have this brand new space. It is situated on top of the new education wing.”

That’s Laurene Grunwald, Director of Sculpture, art collections, exhibitions, installations at Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

A suburban Detroit couple has been sentenced after authorities say they hired out a woman with physical and mental disabilities for sex while forcing her to live in a shed. Forty-year-old Michael Welch and 32-year-old Misty George of Macomb Township were charged in 2017 with human trafficking and prostitution-related counts. He was sentenced Thursday to five to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including human trafficking.