SW Michigan

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(MPRN-Lansing) State House Speaker Tom Leonard says it’s time for Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to step down. It’s part of the growing chorus of criticism of how MSU has handled a sex assault scandal.

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(MPRN-Lansing) A union-led petition drive will launch Tuesday to protect the state’s prevailing wage law from a different petition drive. This could lead to dueling ballot questions next November. 

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

(MPRN-Lansing) Members of a pipeline advisory board are criticizing a deal Governor Snyder struck with the energy company, Enbridge. They are calling for the line to be temporarily shut down. 

File photo of protesters calling for the shutdown of Line 5
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(MPRN-Lansing) Enbridge Energy will be on the hot seat when the Michigan pipeline safety board meets Monday in Lansing. The Canadian company will be asked to explain how it’s ensuring the oil pipeline Line Five is safe. 

The EPA names part of the Kalamazoo River a top priority among superfund sites. A special election is set to replace Detroit Congressman John Conyers. The K-Wings get three wins during the weekend.