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Senate Adopts Sexual Misconduct Bills

Mar 15, 2018
Michigan State University campus
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault. The bills are part of the Legislature’s response to how Michigan State University handled complaints that disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar assaulted athletes, mostly minors, under his care. 

Kalamazoo schools will mark one month since the deadly school shooting in Florida. Portage's City Council approves ordinances allowing medical marijuana businesses to set up in the city. The K-Wings drop a game at home. 

Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners. That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Bills to address campus sexual misconduct have stalled in the state Senate. The bills are the Legislature’s response to Michigan State University’s handling of the sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar and complaints about sexual misconduct on college campuses. 

A state of disaster due to flooding includes Kalamazoo, Allegan, Barry and St. Joseph Counties. The state launches a pilot program to combine mental and physical health services. Traverse City Schools Superintendent gets a contract extension even though an investigation has been launched into possible gender-based discrimination.