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Grand Rapids native and former U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. stood outside his former high school Ottawa Hills and officially announced his candidacy for Michigan Attorney General on Thursday. Appointed by President Barack Obama, a personal friend and fellow Harvard Law School graduate, Miles served five years as a United States attorney in the Western District of Michigan.

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Michigan’s Attorney General has filed a class action lawsuit against West Michigan’s Family Fitness.

In 2017 alone, Michigan’s Attorney General has received 286 consumer complaints involving the West Michigan-based Family Fitness.

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is expected to make official what has long seemed inevitable - he is running for governor. The Republican is hosting his annual barbeque for supporters in his hometown of Midland on Tuesday and has invited media to attend.

Once Schuette officially enters the Republican primary, he will be considered the front-runner. Schuette also has been a congressman, state senator and appellate judge.

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A series of statewide polls is being released this week. Yesterday, EPIC-MRA focused on President Donald Trump’s approval rating among other things. Today a Michigan-centric survey on leadership and next year’s gubernatorial candidate matchups. WGVU breaks down part two.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA conducted its survey from August 27th through September 1st polling 600 registered Michigan voters, reaching 30 percent of them by cellphone.

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State officials say any federal investigation will not turn up widespread vote fraud in Michigan, despite unsubstantiated accusations by President Trump that millions of people voted illegally.

President Trump says illegal voting kept him from winning the popular vote, but there’s no evidence of that. State officials – who are also Republicans – say that’s certainly not true in Michigan.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, the state’s top elections official, Michigan has done a very good job of clearing people who have died or moved from its voter files.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says state law doesn't allow for net-like commercial fishing enclosures in the Great Lakes. In an opinion released Tuesday, Schuette said net-pen aquaculture operators would have to register with the state, and laws related to aquaculture don't permit registration of such facilities in Michigan's Great Lakes waters.

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A former USA Gymnastics doctor and Michigan State University professor has been charged with criminal sexual assault. He was arraigned Tuesday.

Dr. Larry Nassar was the team physician for the MSU gymnastics program, and the doctor for the USA Gymnastics team for four Olympics. He faces three charges of sexually assaulting a girl who was under thirteen years old.

The alleged victim was not a patient or gymnast of Nassar’s.

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A Detroit man has been charged with making threats on Facebook against police officers.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Detroit's police chief announced charges Wednesday against Nheru Littleton. They say he used social media in July to encourage the killing of white officers after the fatal shooting of five officers in Dallas.

Detroit Chief James Craig says a threat against an officer is a "threat against our entire community."

The 40-year-old Littleton is charged with using a computer to commit a crime and making a threat of terrorism.

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Poorly-performing Detroit schools could be closing soon. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette issued an opinion clarifying a section of the school code on Wednesday.

The opinion says that schools in the Detroit Public School Community District that have been in the bottom five percent for the last three school years can be closed.

That means if a school hasn’t performed sufficiently during the 2015-2016, 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 school years, it is subject to the rules. 

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Michigan's attorney general says the state may close persistently low-performing public schools in Detroit before the end of this academic year if they were among the lowest-achieving for the preceding three years.

Republican legislative leaders earlier this month asked Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette to weigh in because Republican Gov. Rick Snyder interpreted a law rescuing the Detroit district from debt to mean the State School Reform/Redesign Officer cannot close any district school until 2019.

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