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  Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr. has appointed two people to advise him on dealing with relationship violence and sexual misconduct.

The East Lansing school announced Monday psychology professor Rebecca Campbell and MSU Police Lt. Andrea Mumford will coordinate meetings between him and sexual assault survivors and work with related groups and efforts on campus.

Stanley says Michigan State "failed survivors and members of our community," and the advisers will help "address critical issues head-on."

A 33-year-old Michigan man has been arrested after he allegedly posted videos in which he expressed "potential threatening feelings" toward Ferris State University, area hospitals and others. In a news release, the Michigan State Police announced that the Reed City man was arrested at his home Sunday night on felony counts of posting terroristic threats and other charges. 

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer toured an elementary school in Flint today (Mon.). She says it’s not fair that schools started their academic year with no sense of how much financial support to expect from the state. Potter Elementary School has no air conditioning. Signs taped to water fountains warn students not to use them because the water has not been tested for lead. The governor has asked the Legislature to shift more money to low-income schools -- and to increase the gas tax to fix roads.

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A statewide test for PFAS in Michigan drinking water supplies has concluded, and researchers say, the results are encouraging.

For the past year, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team conducted a statewide sampling of community, school, child care provider and tribal water supplies for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS. The $1.7 million study was the first of its kind in the nation, and researchers say, they were pleasantly surprised at the results.

Democratic U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are hosting a news conference on travel restrictions to Israel and Palestine, after they were denied entry into Israel last week. At the urging of President Donald Trump, Israel denied entry to the two Muslim representatives over their support for the Palestinian-led boycott movement. The two are outspoken critics of Trump and of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

Lake Michigan claims life of visiting animal doc

Aug 19, 2019
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An Alabama veterinarian is dead following an apparent drowning on Lake Michigan. News outlets report that 71-year-old George Seier jumped into the water to retrieve a sailboat dingy that had drifted away on Saturday afternoon. He was at Harbor Springs on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Seier swam about 75 yards and went under while treading water in about 10 feet of water. A dive team found his body later.

After Amash dumped Trump, his district may do same to him

Aug 19, 2019

Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president.

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Federal officials say excavators will soon be used to remove contaminated soil and buried leather from the former Wolverine World Wide tannery site in western Michigan.

A stretch of the White Pine Trail, popular with walkers, runners and cyclists, will be closed in Rockford for excavations. Similar work is planned in Belmont to remove soil and waste. Contractors also plan to remove contaminated sediments at two spots in the Rogue River.

Wolverine World Wide is paying for the cleanup work that's being completed this fall.

The Docks Part 3: 'Where's next?'

Aug 16, 2019

The City of Muskegon is moving forward with a new housing development that would theoretically lie between Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. However, a number of local residents in the city’s Bluffton neighborhood are urging city officials to reconsider. In part three of this three-part series, I speak with Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson:

“The Docks. Is it a done deal, is there any stopping this thing, or is it a foregone conclusion at this point?" I ask. 

Latest: Rep. Tlaib says she will not visit Isreal

Aug 16, 2019
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Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says she will not visit Israel's occupied West Bank this weekend. That's the latest twist in a story in which Israel first said it would allow her entry to Israel as part of a Congressional delegation -- then reversed that decision yesterday  -- then said it would allow Tlaib to visit family on humanitarian grounds. 

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