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An EPA employee holds one of the types of booms used to clean up the Kalamazoo River oil spill in 2010. Patrick Miles of the U.S. Attorney's Office (middle) and acting EPA regional administrator Robert Kaplan (right) made the announcement about the Enbrid
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(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy says this year was not the first time some protecting coating was scraped off the exterior of Line 5.  

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(MPRN-Lansing) A state lawmaker from Southwest Michigan wants to close loopholes in the state’s paternity law that led to a judge accidentally ordering a mother to share custody of her child with a rapist. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a national emergency comes without a lot of new resources for states to deal with the health threat. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The ranking Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee wants to subpoena Governor Rick Snyder. Rep. Elijah Cummins (D-MD) says the governor has not been forthcoming about when he first knew about a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County. 

Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) A state appeals court says a former tribal police chief who pleaded guilty to fraud charges can’t run for state or local political offices. The case will now go to the state Supreme Court. 

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