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  • Macomb County clerk announces run for Michigan secretary of state 8 minutes ago
    There’s a new candidate for Michigan secretary of state. Stan Grot announced he’s running today. He’s a Republican and current Shelby Township clerk. “He’s had integrity from the day one that I met him," said Jay Hows...
  • Detroit announces plans to prevent street flooding 20 minutes ago
    Detroit is trying to prevent street flooding by regularly cleaning the sewer grates and catch basins on the side of the road. The city announced the new program Tuesday. “Lately we’ve been getting less frequent rain but the intensity o...
  • Stateside 8.22.2017 21 minutes ago
    A man who killed his gay admirer was released from prison today after 22 years. On Stateside , we revisit that story, which dominated headlines in 1995, to hear what the case means in today's world. And, we talk about John Saunders, the late ESPN ...
  • Ingham County treasurer being blamed, again, for poor accounting 58 minutes ago
    Ingham County is continuing to have bookkeeping problems with its treasurer. Until recently, Treasurer Eric Schertzing had been writing checks the county had no record of. According to county Commissioner Mark Grebner, it wasn’t until a cont...
  • Private donors will cover last paycheck for disbanded charter school teachers Today 2:31 pm
    Last year, when Michigan Technical Academy needed money for capital improvements and operations for its elementary and middle school, it turned to private bondholders for a loan. The contract gave bondholders the right to all but 3% of the distric...
  • Theater Talk: A “magical” outdoor venue, six new Michigan plays, and a trailer park musical Today 2:28 pm
    What’s lighting up stages in Michigan this month? David Kiley of Encore Michigan joined Stateside today to give his take on productions from professional theater companies around the state.
  • A family’s farming tradition up against 21st century pressures Today 2:24 pm
    It’s an ancient way of life under 21 st century economic pressures. According to the state’s numbers , the food and agriculture industry pumps $101 billion into Michigan’s economy each year. It employs some 923,000 people. That&r...
  • Late ESPN broadcaster opened up about depression, personal trauma to help others Today 2:19 pm
    He was a welcome presence on ESPN and ABC for decades. During his 30 years at ESPN, John Saunders lived every sports fan’s dream job. But even as this one-time Western Michigan University hockey player rose to become one of the country&rsquo...
  • New auto manufacturer moving into old auto assembly plant site in Flint Today 12:36 pm
    An auto parts maker will soon be setting up shop on the site of a former iconic auto assembly plant in Michigan. Buick City in Flint closed nearly 20 years ago. Since then, the land has sat largely vacant. But the Michigan Strategic Fund this week...
  • Pro golf set to return to the Flint area next year Today 12:19 pm
    Next year, professional golf will return to the Flint area. The Buick Open was a popular stop on the PGA tour for decades. Tiger Woods won the final Buick Open in Flint in 2009. A lot’s happened to Flint and Tiger Woods in the decade since. ...

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  • India's Farmers Revive Traditional Grains in Face of Severe Drought 17 minutes ago
    For Nel Jayaraman, the realization that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayara...
  • Ex-Petrobras CEO Bendine Charged with Corruption in Brazil 41 minutes ago
    Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Aldemir Bendine, the former chief executive of state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, with corruption, alleging he used his position to take bribes from construction firm Odebrecht. Bendine serv...
  • Vanishing Kelp: Warm Ocean Takes Toll on Undersea Forests 53 minutes ago
    When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marin...
  • Trump Brings His Build-a-Wall Message to Arizona 54 minutes ago
    President Donald Trump traveled Tuesday to the western state of Arizona, drawing tens of thousands of his supporters and protesters to downtown Phoenix and intense precautions by security forces hoping to prevent violence. Before the main politic...
  • Aid Agencies: Iraqis in Tal Afar Face Danger, Need Protection 54 minutes ago
    Aid agencies are warning that thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped in the Islamic State-controlled city of Tal Afar face great danger as they try to flee amid the government's battle to retake the city. No one knows how many civilians remain in T...

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  • India's Farmers Revive Traditional Grains in Face of Severe Drought 17 minutes ago
    For Nel Jayaraman, the realization that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayara...
  • Ex-Petrobras CEO Bendine Charged with Corruption in Brazil 41 minutes ago
    Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Aldemir Bendine, the former chief executive of state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, with corruption, alleging he used his position to take bribes from construction firm Odebrecht. Bendine serv...
  • Vanishing Kelp: Warm Ocean Takes Toll on Undersea Forests 53 minutes ago
    When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marin...
  • Trump Brings His Build-a-Wall Message to Arizona 54 minutes ago
    President Donald Trump traveled Tuesday to the western state of Arizona, drawing tens of thousands of his supporters and protesters to downtown Phoenix and intense precautions by security forces hoping to prevent violence. Before the main politic...