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(MPRN-Detroit) A federal judge in Detroit has ordered hearings for hundreds of Iraqi detainees. They are being held by the Department of Homeland Security while they fight deportation. The judge says holding them indefinitely is unconstitutional.

Michigan's Minimum Wage Increases

Jan 3, 2018

(MPRN-Lansing)  Michigan started the New Year with a hike to the state’s minimum wage.

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Attorney General is under fire for his hiring practices. The liberal group, Progress Michigan filed a complaint with the Secretary of State Tuesday. 

Kalamazoo's downtown movie theater is closed for now due to a burst frozen water pipe. New laws go into effect in Michigan for minors in possession of alcohol. "Fake news" and "gig economy" make Lake Superior State University's annual list of banished words and phrases. 

State Legislature's Leaders Make Plans For 2018

Jan 2, 2018
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Lansing’s lawmakers won’t return to the Capitol until next week. But they’ve already got big plans for 2018.