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There is only one Democratic U.S. Senator in this year's freshman class. Gary Peters won the seat left open in Michigan by the retirement of fellow Democrat Carl Levin. 

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Reverend Wendell Anthony has seen a lot to change as President of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP. But he sees many challenges and opportunities remaining. 


(Lansing-MPRN) The ACT is appealing Michigan’s decision to switch its eleventh grade standardized test to the SAT. The state gives high school juniors a free college entrance exam as part of their state assessment. 

New Legislature Sworn In

Jan 15, 2015
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(Lansing-MPRN) The 98th session of the Michigan Legislature is underway. The Michigan Constitution sets the beginning of each two-year session as noon on the second Wednesday in January. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The Sierra Club is suing the federal government to get an order for an environmental risk study of an oil pipeline that runs through some sensitive areas.