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  • DETROIT, MI - MAY 21: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder speaks speaks to reporters after a luncheon May 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced during the luncheon that JP Morgan Chase will invest $100-million to help the city of Detroit with blight removal, urban development, home loans and retraining people in the work force. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

    Court denies request for probe of Snyder’s Flint legal bills

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan court has rejected a request for a one-judge grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation related to criminal probes of Flint’s water crisis. A city resident and her attorney said Tuesday that the Ingham County Circuit Court denied their petition. The judges did not state a reason in their ruling. The resident, Keri Webber, and lawyer Mark Brewer — former […]

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to the press at Westchester County Airport September 8, 2016 in White Plains, New York. (Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wikileaks releases campaign exchange on emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A hacked email shows Hillary Clinton’s aides lamenting last year that she was not more forthcoming about her use of a private email server. The March 2015 exchange between Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and political operative Neera Tanden was among more than 1,300 stolen emails released Tuesday by the WikiLeaks organization. The day after The New York Times first reported that the former secretary of state had used a private email address, Podesta wrote that Clinton […]

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    Montcalm County to borrow $2.6M to balance budget

    MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — Commissioners approved a resolution Monday to borrow $2.6 million from the county’s delinquent tax revolving fund to go toward paying down the county’s general fund budget deficit. The county, which has been operating at a loss since 2008, must address a $1.5 million budget deficit. Since at least 2012, spending has exceeded annual revenue by $2 million or more, draining nearly $9 million from the county coffers in just four years to balance the budget. Commissioners approved a budget in September that […]

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    Touring the Witches Woods at the Witches of New Salem

    Witches of New Salem 4516 24th St, Dorr, MI What will you find in the Witches Woods? Annie is genuinely scared … several times: Creatures along the Witches Walk: Inside the New Salem School: For more haunted attractions around West Michigan, click here.

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    Driver killed when car hits tree in Barry County

    WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person was killed after their vehicle hit a tree early Tuesday morning. It happened just after 3 a.m. on M-66 near Davenport Road in Woodland Township. The driver was reportedly driving on M-66 when their car went off the road and struck a tree, according to a press release from the Barry County Sheriff’s Office. The victim had to be extracted from the vehicle before being flown to a Grand Rapids hospital where police say they later […]

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    Dozens of Michigan suppliers build parts for Mars spaceship

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Part of NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be made in Michigan. The Detroit News reports the government agency’s new Space Launch System that’s being created to transport humans to Mars in the 2030s relies on dozens of Michigan suppliers that build everything from steering to components covers for harnesses and cables. Warren-based Futuramic Tool & Engineering is the most vital contributor from Michigan. The company once made tooling that modeled metal for the body […]

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    Township in eastern Michigan votes to keep Syrian refugees out

    WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Waterford Township board has approved a resolution to stop participating in a federal resettlement program for Syrian refugees until security issues are addressed. The Detroit News reports the board on Monday cited congressional testimony of federal authorities that refugees from “failed states such as Syria cannot be adequately vetted to ensure that they do not have terrorist ties because the necessary records do not exist.” The board’s action may be moot, because states cannot legally […]

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    Doctor who was lawmaker gets probation for insurance fraud

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A Lansing-area doctor who served in the state Legislature has been placed on probation for making false statements to an insurer. It was a significant break Monday for Paul DeWeese, whose clinic, NBO Medical, performed nerve block injections. He was required to tell Blue Cross Blue Shield that he had signed off on procedures performed by nurse practitioners. But the government says he sometimes gave his log-in information to others. DeWeese has repaid $173,000 to […]

  • DORCHESTER - APRIL 05:  Dominique Entzminger, a physician assistant of family medicine, wears a stethoscope during an examination at the Codman Square Health Center April 5, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. State lawmakers approved a health care reform bill March 4 that would make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to require all its citizens have some form of health insurance. Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to sign the bill next week.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is confirming that premiums will go up sharply next year for health insurance sold to millions of consumers through Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across states served by the federally run online market. The number of insurers serving the federal market will drop from 232 to 167, a loss of about 28 percent. Administration officials say that despite the sobering numbers, subsidies […]