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Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Experts in mental health and criminal justice were in Lansing Tuesday. It was part of Governor Rick Snyder’s efforts to overhaul both systems and help people struggling with addiction, unemployment, and, sometimes, criminal behavior. 

Pro-Gun Bills Pass Senate Committee

Nov 8, 2017
Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) In the wake of another mass shooting, the state Legislature took up bills to expand the state’s concealed carry laws. 

Portage City Hall - file photo

While Portage voters were electing leaders Tuesday, the city manager was getting a vote of confidence. 

Polls are open until 8:00 for Election Day. The woman who served for 35 years as Secretary for Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees has passed away. Two WMU hockey players are honored after the Broncos sweep a weekend series from the nation's number one ranked team. 

State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature returns to the state Capitol Tuesday. This will be the first time lawmakers will convene since the collapse last week of an effort to overhaul the state’s auto no-fault insurance law.