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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has edged upward -- not because more people have lost jobs, but because more people are looking for work. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature is going to work on toughening standards for lead in drinking water, although finishing the job may have to wait until next year. 

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A state Republican leader is losing her party position because she won’t back Republican nominee Donald Trump for president.

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Senate will interrupt its summer recess and return to the state Capitol this week. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The campaign to outlaw fracking in Michigan is asking the state Court of Appeals to strike down a 180-day time limit on collecting petition signatures to put a question on the ballot.