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Michigan Coastal Management Program gets $2.5 million
July 28, 2015 | AP  The Michigan Coastal Management Program is getting more than $2.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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City Council OKs land swap with Ambassador Bridge owners
July 28, 2015 | WGVU  The Detroit City Council has approved a land swap between the city and the owners of the Ambassador Bridge.

State Bar of Michigan creates special division for cannabis attorneys
Jake Neher
July 28, 2015 | MPRN   The State Bar of Michigan is creating a new division for marijuana attorneys.
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NWF lawsuit targets Mackinac Straits pipeline
Rick Pluta
July 28, 2015 | MPRN  An environmental group says it’s getting ready to sue the federal government for failing to enforce an underwater pipeline safety rule.
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Former head of county veterans office sentenced to jail
July 28, 2015 | AP  The former director of Calhoun County's Veterans Affairs office has been sentenced to jail after authorities say he accepted gifts and money from families he served in exchange for filing their benefits paperwork.

Group starts process to sue U.S. agency over pipeline plans
July 28, 2015 | AP  A conservation organization has begun the process required for it to sue the U.S. Transportation department, saying the agency has failed to require pipeline owners to come up with safety response plans for worst-case oil spills.

Parental rights ended for mom convicted of killing 2 kids
July 28, 2015 | WGVU  A judge has terminated the parental rights of a Detroit mother who was convicted of killing two of her four children and placed their bodies in a deep freezer in the family's home.

FBI aids probe of Nazi insignia spray-painted at Jewish camp
July 28, 2015 | WGVU  The FBI is helping investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at an Orthodox Jewish summer camp in southwestern Michigan.

DEQ says scrapping some mandatory reports could save time
July 28, 2015 | WGVU  The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it could shed lots of busy work if lawmakers scrapped a dozen mandatory reports the department deems unnecessary.

2 Ypsilanti residents convicted in home health fraud scheme
July 28, 2015 | WGVU  Federal authorities say two Ypsilanti residents have been convicted for their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme involving home health care.

Court details rules for immunity in medical marijuana cases
July 28, 2015 | WGVU  The Michigan Supreme Court says judges should follow a four-part test before trial to determine whether defendants in cases involving medical marijuana are immune from prosecution.

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