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As much as two thirds of North America could face shortages of electricity this summer in the event of severe and protracted heat, according to the regulator in charge of setting and enforcing … more
The Obama administration’s 2015 Clean Power Plan — intended to cut carbon emissions from power plants — was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Trump administration’s much-criticized … more
WASHINGTON — A U.S. default on its debt would have a significantly broader impact on federal operations, financial markets and the global economy than recent government shutdowns that have left … more
Should third graders who don’t read well enough to pass a standardized test repeat their grade? That question is roiling states, with some choosing to keep the practice, some to modify it and … more
Top economic officials for Michigan on Friday lowered their estimates for net tax revenues in the state over the next few years, but applauded Michigan’s expected resilience against a national … more
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers on Friday approved certifying an upgrade to the voting machines used across most of the state. The board met in Lansing for its monthly session with only two … more
If passed, two bills in the Michigan Senate could allow employees around the state up to 15 weeks of paid leave from work to deal with family and medical issues. Senate bills 332 and 333, introduced … more
A federal judge ruled against conducting an emergency shutdown of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline Thursday, sections of which operate on Bad River tribal lands. The Bad River Band argued in U.S. … more
FRIDAY, May 19 —Eaton County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution encouraging the county prosecutor and sheriff not to enforce “unconstitutional” gun laws. “This … more
America’s major medical institutions and drug policy scholars have roundly denounced as “pseudoscience” many of the claims brought by anti-abortion groups in a high-profile federal lawsuit … more
Congressional leaders negotiating a deal to avoid a catastrophic default on the nation’s debt are talking about including an overhaul of how the federal government reviews projects for their … more
Hillsdale College’s affiliated charter schools are asking for an exception in Tennessee law to teach a curriculum linked with Common Core, which state lawmakers banned twice. American Classical … more
WASHINGTON — Republicans at a U.S. House hearing aired frustration with the Department of Justice this week for what they contended is a lack of enforcement of a Clinton-era law that protects … more
The newly-formed Michigan House Energy Reliability, Resilience, and Accountability (ERRA) Task Force announced on Thursday that it will embark on a statewide listening tour in June to hear … more
Equal housing advocates, former unhoused Michiganders, and landlords sat before the Michigan Senate Housing and Human Services Committee on Tuesday to testify on a bill package aimed at ensuring … more
The University of Michigan has filed a formal petition with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission to appoint a “fact finder” in the ongoing strike by graduate workers. The university, … more
NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel quizzed lawyers during oral arguments Wednesday over a Texas judge’s decision that could end access to the abortion pill nationwide. Observers see the … more
U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gathered Wednesday with Democratic colleagues and advocates from across the country for a … more
In 2022, the FBI listed Lansing as the 17th most violent city in the nation. The city saw a 3% increase in violence overall and a 50% increase in homicides. The city put four new officers to … more
Last Saturday founding members of the Spartan Housing Cooperative, more commonly known as the MSU Student Co-ops, gathered for a 50th-anniversary reunion. The question on everyone’s mind: … more
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