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Oakland County judge declares Oxford shooter can be sentenced to life without parole

A hearing that began in July to decide whether or not Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley can be sentenced to life in prison concluded today. Judge Kwame L. Rowe, of the 6th Circuit Court of …

CNS budget, Sept. 29, 2023

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Protect and serve: police departments are raising their standards

POLICE ACCREDITATION: At a time when law enforcement agencies are under scrutiny for excessive force incidents, racial profiling and other conduct, many Michigan police departments have opted to …

As of noon, 25,000 UAW members will be striking against the Detroit Three automakers

Two more plants, employing 7,000 workers, are joining the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike at noon Friday, UAW President Shawn Fain announced Friday morning on Facebook Live. This brings the total …
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Doug DeLind leans into social justice in first ArtPrize exhibition

When Doug DeLind graduated from Michigan State University in 1976, he was one of 16 students with a bachelor’s of fine arts in ceramics. As he looked around for job postings, he found exactly two.
If you’re a writer, want to be a writer or just enjoy reading, be sure to attend the Lansing Book Party 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 30) at various bookstores and venues throughout the city,
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Honoring marijuana freedom fighters

Over the past few weeks, Michigan has lost several prolific cannabis activists. The deaths of Dale “Rick” Thompson, Gersh Avery,

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Eyesore of the week 9/27

1112 E César E. Chávez Ave., Lansing   Good news: This eyesore is a work in progress. Located in Lansing’s Northtown neighborhood near the corner of César E. …

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Inside the book-ban machine: The rise of 'parental rights' groups and their efforts to ban books

As attempts to ban books intensify, Stacker explored how organized efforts have enabled broader challenges at U.S. libraries and schools.

Climate change is lengthening growing seasons: How it's impacting every state

Stacker examined how growing seasons have changed across every state with data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

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