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2024 Michigan elections: Michigan 2024 elections: Rogers has signatures, Beydoun and others short | Bridge Michigan

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Wednesday, May 22 Senate debate canceled as Rogers, Slotkin bow out A scheduled bipartisan U.S. Senate debate at the Mackinac Policy Conference has been canceled after top-polling candidates declined to participate, organizers announced Wednesday.  The top three polling candidates in each party were invited earlier this month

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A push to legalize drug test strips, protect ‘harm reduction’ tactics in MI | Bridge Michigan

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The objective of both is harm reduction —  the idea of reducing risk by acknowledging that “just say no” isn’t always an effective tactic in the fight against opioids and other drugs. Related: The bill to provide more protection for staff and volunteers at syringe access programs

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Opinion | We must reinvent Michigan’s education system, starting with how it’s governed | Bridge Michigan

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As someone who has worked at multiple levels of Michigan’s public education system, including as a teacher, I know that we didn’t get here overnight. After decades of Band-aid fixes and a lack of investment in education, Michigan has fallen far behind most states — not due

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2024 Michigan elections: Dems claim ‘potential fraud’ in Mike Rogers signatures | Bridge Michigan

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Wednesday, May 22 Senate debate canceled as Rogers, Slotkin bow out A scheduled bipartisan U.S. Senate debate at the Mackinac Policy Conference has been canceled after top-polling candidates declined to participate, organizers announced Wednesday.  The top three polling candidates in each party were invited earlier this month

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More students graduating in four years from Michigan public universities | Bridge Michigan

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At the same time, leaders are discussing what it will take to grow Michigan’s population and retain the people who already live in the state.  Michigan is recruiting out-of-state college students but remains a “net-exporter of college-educated talent, especially Black college graduates,” according to a population growth

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Block party: Catch London Knights Memorial Cup games on Dundas Place

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Article content Die-hard London Knights fans who can’t make it to Michigan to watch the team play in the Memorial Cup are getting the next-best thing: big-screen treatment in the team’s hometown core. Free viewings are being hosted on Dundas Place for fans to watch the London

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Michigan town adjusts to life with ‘ghost newsroom,’ as local papers wither | Bridge Michigan

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The paper slowly withered over decades, suffering from the same decrease in paid circulation as newspapers across the country as readers opted for free information online. Then in 2022, Gannett announced a round of 400 layoffs at its newspapers across the nation, with the last Daily Tribune

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Opinion | Locally grown food strengthens our nation’s security and resilience | Bridge Michigan

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Yet, in the Grand Traverse/Little Traverse region, farmers and others in our local food economy had been building relationships and resilience for more than 20 years, and local farmers came to the rescue to help fill shelves in grocery stores, food pantries, schools, and more. Food security

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Michigan taps opioid funds for tiny drug victims — babies in withdrawal | Bridge Michigan

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For babies suffering neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, those first hours and days can be brutal as they go through withdrawal: tremors and seizures, twitching, fussiness. “It’s as though their nervous system is in overdrive,” said Dr. Chasity Caperton, pediatrician and regional medical director of primary care