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(MPRN-Flint) Two high-ranking state officials in Michigan face serious charges for allegedly keeping an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Flint a secret. Involuntary manslaughter is the most serious criminal charge filed yet related to the Flint water crisis. 


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Bridge Reporter Mike Wilkinson says when state health officials enacted new rules on immunizations to attend school “They didn’t want it to be easier to get a waiver than it was to get a shot.”


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Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A battle is brewing in Lansing between some lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder’s office over e-cigarettes. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers are moving fast to ramp up prison time for female genital mutilation. 

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WMUK

A state Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on bills to outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. It’s already a federal crime with a penalty of up to five years in prison. The bill’s sponsors say that’s not tough enough. But, a lot of experts say a tougher law may not be enough to deter an entrenched cultural and religious practice.


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