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The Associated Press

Opponents of Michigan’s new “Right to Work” law have asked a judge in Lansing to throw it out. The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed the motion in Ingham County Circuit Court Thursday. It amends a lawsuit filed early last month when Republican legislative leaders closed the Capitol Building to the public during protests against the law. This week, Governor Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on whether or not the “Right to Work” statute is constitutional.

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The latest report on child well-being in Michigan finds more children living in poverty. The Kids Count report released Wednesday finds child poverty went up 28% in Michigan from 2005 to 2011. 

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NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston covers counter-terrorism, including legal issues, national security and the changing nature of groups like Al Qaida. Temple-Raston will speak at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center at 11:00 Monday morning

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

Some Michigan Republican leaders are signaling they may be reluctant to change how Michigan awards its Electoral votes in each Presidential election. 

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Update January 29th 9:30a.m.  The President of Western Michigan University's Chapter of the American Association of University Professors says there are no current negotiations with the university. Matthew Mingus tells WMUK that the union is considering whether to pursue a nine-year extension for one part of the contract to maintain the current structure for the union. Mingus says there will be a chapter meeting on February 8th for the union to decide what action it wants to take in reaction to Right to Work Legislation. 

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