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Michigan Wolverine Duncan Robinson draws interest from Lakers, other NBA teams

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Teams are showing interest in the former Michigan sharpshooter. ANN ARBOR -- Duncan Robinson has said he is willing to go overseas to continue his basketball career, but he is gi......
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Memorial Day 2018 events taking place in the Muskegon area

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 9:30am
Parades and ceremonies will mark the day of remembrance. MUSKEGON, MI -- Memorial Day this year has numerous events throughout the Muskegon area, including parades and ......
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See poster for ‘White Boy Rick,’ Matthew McConaughey film about Detroit drug dealer

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 9:16am
The film chronicling the life of Richard Wershe Jr. will be in theaters on Sept. 14. Sony Pictures has released the movie poster for its upcoming film "White Boy Rick." Set ......
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We now know Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire uses a (very loud) Kelly Clarkson ringtone

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 8:49am

Gardenhire's post-game press conference on Monday was interrupted by a call from Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Does Ron Gardenhire's ringtone blare Kelly Clarkson all the time or only when his boss calls?

That will be a good follow-up question for Tuesday after the Gardenhire's post-game press conference on Monday was interrupted by a call from Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila.

Announcing the call was very loud rendition of Clarkson's 2011 electropop hit, "Stronger."

You didn't think that I'd come backI'd come back swingingYou try to break me but you see what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Gardenhire offered...

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Michigan schools ‘on a race to the bottom.’ Is Betsy DeVos to blame?

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 8:30am

For DeVos's critics, Michigan's current struggles in K-12 education prove their contention DeVos is wrong about how to improve America's schools. For DeVos' supporters, the public popularity of school choice and the stories of children and families who have benefited from those policies are evidence that choice works.

Almost a quarter century ago, Michigan placed a big bet on school choice to improve K-12 student outcomes.

The hope: Competition within the public-education system would force schools to up their game, to everybody's benefit.

It hasn't worked out that way. While educational outcomes have improved nationwide, the gains in Michigan...

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Clerk finds John Conyers III ineligible for ballot

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 8:30am

John Conyers III, son of former Congressman John Conyers, didn't get the signatures to run for his father's seat in the 13th Congressional District this year, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett determined Monday.

John Conyers III, son of former Congressman John Conyers, didn't get the signatures to run for his father's seat in the 13th Congressional District this year, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett determined Monday. 

In a final determination released Monday evening, Garrett decided the signatures Conyers III turned in to qualify for the ballot in both the partial term left open by his father and the full term...

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More money is needed to boost Michigan student achievement

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 6:29am
By fourth-grade, students from middle-class and affluent families are twice as likely as their low-income counterparts to pass the state assessment in reading and math. By high school and college, the dispari......
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More money is needed to boost Michigan student achievement

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 6:29am
By fourth-grade, students from middle-class and affluent families are twice as likely as their low-income counterparts to pass the state assessment in reading and math. By high school and college, the dispari......
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Michigan’s Pictured Rocks sees visitor surge, looking at ways to ease crowding

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 6:25am
The number of annual visitors to the park on Lake Superior has doubled in the last five years. MUNISING, MI - The number of visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has doub......
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Wolverine wedding: Athletes who fell in love at Michigan tying the knot

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Tuesday - May 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Austin Hatch and Abby Cole met at U-M and fell in love. ANN ARBOR -- Two well-known former Michigan athletes are marrying each other next month. Austin Hatch, a basketball player......
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Fruitport celebrates start of $48.7 million high school renovation

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 7:45pm
A groundbreaking ceremony took place Monday, May 21 at Fruitport High School, located at 357 N. 6th Ave., to celebrate the renovation that is set to be completed by 2021. Watch video ......
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Prosecutor says Flint pneumonia deaths rose 400 percent during water crisis

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 5:30pm

"People like Mr. Lyon don't have concrete guidance" on public notifications under those circumstances, Chamberlain said.

FLUSHING, MI -- Pneumonia deaths in Flint rose 400 percent during the city's water crisis, special prosecutor Todd Flood contended Monday, May 21, during what may have been the last day of testimony in the preliminary examination of Nick Lyon, director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services.

Flood introduced hundreds of pages of death certificates in Genesee District Court during the cross-examination of a witness called by Lyon's attorneys, but public health officials said they could not immediately confirm the claim, and attorneys...

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Engler to know soon Nassar settlement’s impact on Michigan State tuition

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 5:07pm

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler hopes to know within a month if and how MSU tuition will be impacted by the university's $500 million legal settlement in the Nassar controversy.

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler hopes to know within a month if and how MSU tuition will be impacted by the university's $500 million legal settlement in the Nassar controversy.

"My whole intent" is to have a recommendation going into the June 22 meeting of the MSU Board of Trustees, when the board is scheduled to set tuition for the 2018-19 school year, Engler told MLive on...

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Michigan State names Robert Young as its new general counsel

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 4:29pm

The man who negotiated a $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and victims of Larry Nassar has been named MSU's new general counsel and vice president of legal affairs.

The man who negotiated a $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and victims of Larry Nassar has been named MSU's new general counsel and vice president of legal affairs. 

Robert Young, a retired chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, will begin in his new post on June 1, Gov. John Engler told MLive.

Young will replace Robert Noto, who stepped down in February amidst criticism of the legal counsel's...

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LGBT community protected under Michigan anti-discrimination law, commission finds

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity are included in the Michigan's current ban on sex discrimination, a state commission determined Monday.

Protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity are included in the Michigan's current ban on sex discrimination, a state commission determined Monday. 

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission voted 5-0 to approve a statement legally interpreting the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act's ban on "discrimination because of ... sex" to include discrimination against sexual orientation or gender identity.

Alma Wheeler Smith, a former Democratic state lawmaker and recent addition to the commission, introduced the motion. Commissioner Ira Combs...

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