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(MPRN) Governor Rick Snyder has ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in memory of the 50 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando-Florida. Vigils around Michigan Sunday night also marked the killings. 

"PORTAGE, MI - The Portage Human Services Board will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday on a proposed non-discrimination ordinance that would protect in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Eric Fanning, the newly confirmed Army secretary and the first openly gay leader of a military branch, has Michigan ties. Fanning, 47, was born in Kalamazoo. He attended the prestigious Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills but graduated from Centreville High School in Ohio." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)


(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan State Board of Education holds its final public session Tuesday on controversial guidelines to help schools come up with plans to deal with gay and transgender students. 


(MPRN-Lansing) There was a spirited debate between lawmakers on a state House budget panel over a Republican effort to punish the state Board of Education.