Rick Pluta

Wisconsin Public Radio

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken the first step to appeal a court decision that lifted the state’s ban on voters using the straight-ticket option to vote for an entire party’s slate of candidates on the November ballot. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Voters in Michigan will be allowed to use the straight-ticket voting option on the November ballot. A federal judge has ruled a ban adopted by the Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Snyder violates the voting rights of African-Americans in large cities. 

(MPRN-Lansing) The Genesee County prosecutor is asking judges to make sure two dozen felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole don’t have a chance at freedom. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly to 4.6 percent. But it’s not because more people are working. The one-tenth of a percentage point is because of a shrinking number of people competing for jobs. 

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Plans are getting underway to send less trash to landfills in Michigan and to find more ways to re-use it. 

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