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Gov. Rick Snyder is applauding Michigan’s largest county for moving toward a consent agreement with the state. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has called for a consent agreement to deal with the city’s troubled finances. 

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Melissa Gilbert, who gained fame playing Laura Ingalls on TV’s Little House on the Prairie, says she’s running for a mid-Michigan congressional seat as a Democrat. Gilbert made the announcement via e-mail and social media.

"The Sierra Club has joined other environmental groups in asking that the aging Palisades Nuclear Plant on Lake Michigan be required to conduct safety tests according to the dictates of its original license." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Faced with the prospect of a Canadian power company burying nuclear waste within a mile of Lake Huron, Michigan's U.S. senators today announced legislation which would attempt to force the State Department to negotiate a delay with the Canadian government." (Detroit Free Press)

"LANSING, MI - Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser on Monday morning apologized for covering up an alleged extra-marital affair with fellow Rep. Cindy Gamrat but suggested that an anonymous blackmailer had forced his hand." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)