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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A bottled water company wants permission to pump more water from the Muskegon River Watershed. Local environmental groups are pushing back. They want the state Department of Environmental Quality to slow down the approval process. 

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says the state will wait until May at the earliest to decide whether to close any of the state’s lowest-performing schools. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A former sports doctor for Michigan State University and the US Olympics gymnastics team faces 22 more felony sexual assault charges. 

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(MPRN- Undated) A federal appeals court says the Jackson County Commission regularly violated the US Constitution by opening its meetings with a Christian prayer. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals held the commission violated the Establishment Clause. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a fight brewing in the Legislature over compensation for people wrongly accused of ripping off the state’s unemployment compensation system. Democrats say the state’s response has been too little, too late for people who were wrongly tagged by a computer program for fraud. 

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