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In 1915, just fifty years after the end of slavery in the United States, a group of states convened a fair in Chicago they called the Lincoln Jubilee. The weeks-long event celebrated African-Americans’ achievements since the signing of the Thirteenth Amendment. Michigan’s delegation wrote a book for the occasion, and one historian says it belongs on everyone’s reading list.


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A piece of art that has stood for decades in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park is set to come down. Some criticize the Fountain of the Pioneers, as it’s known, as offensive and even racist. It features a "settler" figure who stands head and shoulders above a man in a headdress. In his left hand, the pioneer holds a long, thin object.


Law Aims to Help Resolve Missing Persons Cases

Apr 6, 2018

Law enforcement officers say Michigan is ranked third in the nation for most missing persons. A new law aims to help solve their cases.

A wind farm in Idaho (file photo)
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DTE Energy is searching for wind power in less windy parts of the state. The utility has signed lease agreements for 22,000 acres in Branch County near the Indiana border. 

NPR Music is once again hosting their Tiny Desk Contest. It's a competition where unsigned musicians from all over the U.S. send in a video of themselves performing at a desk. The winner will get to play at NPR's Tiny Desk in Washington D.C., go on a national tour, be featured on NPR's "Ask Me Another," and take part in other NPR events. 

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