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Michigan State Senators propose bill to ban sanctuary cities

Jun 26, 2019
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 Last week, Senators Aric Nesbitt and Tom Barret introduced a pair of bills to prevent any local government from creating policies to protect undocumented immigrants. Here is Nesbitt explaining why.  

“I think it's very important that federal state local county law enforcement are able to communicate with everybody vertically and up and down and that's when they don't communicate when they don't cooperate together I think this is where things fall through the cracks and families are harmed.”

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Anti-government graffiti has been found painted a second time on the Michigan Republican Party headquarters amid debate over a possible nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the country illegally. The state party says the graffiti found Tuesday was apparently painted Monday night. It comes after an expletive and the acronym "ICE" for Immigration and Customs Enforcement was found on the front of the Lansing building Saturday evening.

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Muskegon Public Schools may soon have a new superintendent, as this week the Board of Education is interviewing five finalists for the job. Officials are splitting the interviews up over three days this week, beginning on Monday and ending on Wednesday, while the board plans to offer second round interviews to the strongest candidates before making a final decision.

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       The Michigan Supreme Court will take another look at whether it’s ever OK for taxpayer dollars to go to private or parochial schools.

       The court is responding to a challenge against state budgets.
 

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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. No one was hurt.

Superintendent Kevin Polston tells WOOD-TV 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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  Michigan on Monday launched a $2 million educational campaign aimed at boosting the state's low recycling rate and cutting the amount of materials improperly left in curbside bins.

Just 15% of solid waste is recycled in the state, which is lowest in the Great Lakes Region despite Michigan's 10-cent bottle-return law. Officials said a contributing factor is people mistakenly trying to recycle plastic bags and not rinsing their plastics, glass and metal — leading to contamination that makes materials unrecyclable and increases costs for local governments.

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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.

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