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People heading to the North American International Auto Show will be able to see some ready- or nearly -ready-to-buy cars, as well as concepts. 

Some of the concepts are electrics. Car companies say electrification is likely to significantly change how cars look both inside and outside.

Karim Habib is executive design director for Infiniti, which is showing a concept electric car, the QX Inspiration, at the show. 

He says electric cars don't have big engines in the front. That's because batteries, typically underneath, power the car.

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The state of Michigan is withdrawing from two lawsuits challenging federal environmental regulations. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office filed motions to withdraw from the cases Friday.

The lawsuits date back a couple of years to when Republican Bill Schuette served as Michigan Attorney General. Schuette lost an election for governor in 2018, the same election cycle when Nessel, a Democrat, was elected attorney general.

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This week, a state Senate committee will take up legislation to put limits on police seizures of private property.

Under current law, police agencies in Michigan can take property from criminal suspects, even if they are never convicted of a crime.    

There’s legislation in both the Michigan House and Senate that would require a conviction to seize property, including cars and other valuables worth less than $50,000.

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United Auto Workers members gathered outside Detroit’s Cobo Center Friday evening during the North American International Auto Show’s annual charity preview event.

They held a protest and candlelight vigil in solidarity with General Motors workers who face layoffs or relocation.

That’s because GM plans to close five U.S. plants this year, including two in Michigan: Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, and Warren Transmission.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied with union members before the event. She promised to “stand with” with them, saying workers had to give up a lot to keep GM afloat over the past ten years.

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By now you've probably figured out what a tag question is, right?

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Take a look at higlights of the 2019 NAIAS in pictures and video.

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The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is changing its policy on cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

That’s after ICE detained a Kent County resident and Marine combat veteran for possible deportation last month. The man, Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, is a U.S. citizen. He was handed over to ICE by the Kent County jail, after ICE sent a request to the jail to hold him.

Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says she’s outraged by the incident.

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A Republican congressman from Texas wants Democrats to block an official trip to Palestine being planned by U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib for herself and some congressional colleagues.

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Today on Stateside, Michigan regulators allow unlicensed dispensaries and growers to reopen in midst of a medical marijuana shortage. Plus, a software engineer who traded building software for building kitchen cabinets.

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For nearly 20 years, Larry Nassar was able to sexually abuse hundreds of women and girls thanks to his reputation as a respected sports doctor at Michigan State University.

Now that those same survivors have put Nassar behind bars for the rest of his life, their attention is focused entirely on holding MSU accountable – those who knew of Nassar’s abuse, those who should have known, and a culture that allowed a predator to flourish for so long.

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