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Gretchen Whitmer names Detroit native, Garlin Gilchrist II as running mate

Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer, chose her running mate today. Detroiter Garlin Gilchrist will join Whitmer on the November ballot. Gilchrist is a former director of Innovation and Emerging Technology for the city of Detroit. He was also endorsed by progressive groups in a prior campaign for Detroit City Clerk.

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Michigan's state health department director will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter tied to the Flint water crisis.

District Judge David Goggins Monday decided the state has enough evidence to warrant bounding director Nick Lyon over for trial.   The charges stem from the deaths of two men from Legionnaires Disease in 2015. 

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On Thursday, August 16 we lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. But for countless Elvis fans, last Thursday was already a date marked by tragedy. 

On that day in 1977, the world learned that Elvis Presley had passed away. 

Dr. Howard Markel is a University of Michigan medical historian and PBS contributor. He joined Stateside’s Cynthia Canty to discuss what exactly caused Elvis’ death. 

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The Upper Peninsula Health Departments has published their first ever Community Health Needs Assessment

This 350-page report combines 18 months of research, surveying 5000 households spread over the regions' 15 counties. 

The assessment will serve as an important tool for the entire Upper Peninsula, helping communities evaluate current health needs and plan for the future. 

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Michigan has gotten plenty of mileage out of Tim Allen's voice spreading the word about Pure Michigan as a travel destination.

Now, the talents of a Detroit artist will lure Chicagoans to come visit Michigan's big cities.

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The Michigan non-profit Proving Innocence will start giving money to exonerated inmates when they are released from prison.

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"Everything old is new again."

That adage comes to mind when you hear about a new business in West Michigan called Lakeshore Game Night, a door-to-door delivery for board games.

Jared Leatzow is the business’ founder and owner. He joined Stateside’s Cynthia Canty to discuss how he came up with the idea for Lakeshore Game Night and how the service works. 

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Flint mayor Karen Weaver is optimistic state officials are listening now to the city’s concerns about a method of checking for lead pipes.

Mayor Weaver sat down with state and local officials to discuss the current state of Flint’s recovery from its water crisis.

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Authorities say former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows Nassar is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City.

He had been imprisoned in Tucson, Arizona.

Nassar's attorneys said last month he was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the Arizona federal prison.

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Water Protectors are camping in Northern Michigan to call for a shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline.

 

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Update, 3:54 p.m. on 8/20/18:

The Branch County Drain Commissioner reports that repairs to the Blackhawk Dam continue Monday, and the repairs have returned the dam to normal flow and operation. 

The dam will be evaluated by engineers to establish a long-term strategy.  The Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service for the Coldwater River and Pilot Knob area will expire August 20th.  

The risk for flooding has been reduced. Residents in the affected area should continue to monitor local media outlets and official messaging for the latest information and updates.  Branch County Emergency Management and the City of Coldwater will continue to monitor the situation.

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