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Members of MSU’s Board of Trustees want Engler out

Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is under fire for emails he exchanged with an aide about victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former M-S-U sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years. Members of the university’s governing board want Engler to resign. In emails obtained by the Chronical of Higher Education, Engler says a Nassar survivor is probably receiving a “kickback” from lawyers. Hundreds of Nassar survivors are suing the university. Engler also...

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The city of Grand Rapids recently received a grant that supports community planning to include high quality parks within in a ten minute walk for all residents.  It’s a 40-thousand dollar grant from the National Recreation and Park Association

The grant funding will be used to support community planning efforts that help increase access for residents to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk – or a half-mile.  David Marquardt is the director of G.R. Parks and Recreation.

Gov. Rick Snyder: Upgrading Soo Locks crucial

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Michigan has formally pledged its $50 million commitment to upgrading the Soo Locks in a letter sent last Friday to President Trump. Co-authored by Governor Rick Snyder, the letter argues that upgrading the Soo Locks with a sense of urgency is critical, as the regional and national economy would suffer if the Locks were to unexpectedly shut down.

In addition, a halt to the Soo Locks would result in “devastating impacts” to Michigan’s steel and manufacturing industries, putting 11 million jobs at risk.

The annual fireworks over the Detroit River is marking its 60th year of lighting up the skyline of Detroit and neighboring Windsor, Ontario.

The theme for the June 25 Ford Fireworks extravaganza is "Come Alive in the D!"

The 24-minute show will feature more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River. It's produced by The Parade Co. and Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has been the title sponsor since 2013.

Leaders from more than 70 communities across the United States and Canada are expected to attend a conference in Detroit to discuss efforts to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among U.S. military veterans.

National nonprofit Community Solutions is hosting the June 26-27 event at Cobo Center.

Its part of the Built for Zero campaign. Community Solutions says Detroit is one of the cities participating in the campaign.

Battle Creek officials have lifted a drinking water advisory they'd issued after elevated levels of manganese were found in the water last week.

The order to lift the advisory was issued Saturday and was approved by the Calhoun County Department of Public Health and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services.

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The first week of the World Cup is arguably the best: three matches a day, none at the same time. It is Soccer Christmas for futbol fans, and it's hard to get much work done at the office.

Grand Rapids city logo
grcity.us

The city of Grand Rapids recently received a grant that supports community planning to include high quality parks within in a ten minute walk for all residents.  It’s a 40-thousand dollar grant from the National Recreation and Park Association

The grant funding will be used to support community planning efforts that help increase access for residents to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk – or a half-mile.  David Marquardt is the director of G.R. Parks and Recreation.

Gov. Rick Snyder: Upgrading Soo Locks crucial

4 hours ago

Michigan has formally pledged its $50 million commitment to upgrading the Soo Locks in a letter sent last Friday to President Trump. Co-authored by Governor Rick Snyder, the letter argues that upgrading the Soo Locks with a sense of urgency is critical, as the regional and national economy would suffer if the Locks were to unexpectedly shut down.

In addition, a halt to the Soo Locks would result in “devastating impacts” to Michigan’s steel and manufacturing industries, putting 11 million jobs at risk.

Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court essentially punted on extreme partisan gerrymandering Monday, declining to address the central questions at the heart of whether the practice is constitutional.

The court took up two cases, one out of Wisconsin and one out of Maryland, with lines drawn by both parties.

It declared that the plaintiffs in Wisconsin don't have standing to sue, because they didn't try to prove that their vote had been diluted in their own district.

Updated at 1:50 p.m. ET

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong took ownership of the Los Angeles Times in style with a full-page note to his readers and his new employees on Sunday.

Soon-Shiong bought the newspaper from its former corporate owners, the Chicago-based Tronc newspaper company. NPR spoke to Soon-Shiong about his ambitions for the newspaper.

Updated at 12:35 p.m. ET

"We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says, as top Trump administration officials call out critics of its "zero tolerance" policy that calls for separating families who cross the border illegally.

The annual fireworks over the Detroit River is marking its 60th year of lighting up the skyline of Detroit and neighboring Windsor, Ontario.

The theme for the June 25 Ford Fireworks extravaganza is "Come Alive in the D!"

The 24-minute show will feature more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River. It's produced by The Parade Co. and Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has been the title sponsor since 2013.

Leaders from more than 70 communities across the United States and Canada are expected to attend a conference in Detroit to discuss efforts to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among U.S. military veterans.

National nonprofit Community Solutions is hosting the June 26-27 event at Cobo Center.

Its part of the Built for Zero campaign. Community Solutions says Detroit is one of the cities participating in the campaign.

Battle Creek officials have lifted a drinking water advisory they'd issued after elevated levels of manganese were found in the water last week.

The order to lift the advisory was issued Saturday and was approved by the Calhoun County Department of Public Health and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services.

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