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(MPRN-Lansing) More petition campaigns are looking to begin collecting signatures as they take aim at the 2018 ballot. One of the campaigns seeks to increase Michigan’s minimum wage to 12 dollars an hour. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan environmental groups are frustrated with Ontario’s support for keeping an oil-and-gas pipeline running beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The province’s Ministry of Energy sent Michigan a letter earlier this week that stressed the importance of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline to Ontario. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Uncertainty in Washington about the future of the Affordable Care Act is leaving many Michigan consumers in the dark on how much they will paying for health coverage next year. 

(MPRN-Lansing) People in four Michigan counties can now ask the federal government for disaster assistance. That’s after severe storms caused flood damage to Mid-Michigan in June. 

A Kalamazoo City Commissioner violated state campaign finance reporting rules. A Battle Creek couple makes a donation to support a program to welcome immigrants to the city. A federal court ruling says Great Lakes gray wolves will remain on the endangered species list, but Congress could allow for wolves to be hunted.