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Chelsea High School Student Council Cabinet
Adam Schilt

Chelsea High School ditches Homecoming Queen distinction for Excellence Award

This year, Chelsea High School is trading in a homecoming queen's crown for medals of honor.

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New data show the range of life expectancies for different areas in the state.

The numbers are from the U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project are broken down by census tract. Census tracts can range in size from half of an inner city neighborhood to an entire country, depending on population size.

a collection of glowing rocks known as "yooperlites"
Erik Rintamaki

Today on Stateside, why President Trump's tweets are unlikely to change Ford's decision to move small car production abroad. Plus, why rocks in the U.P. are giving off an alien glow. (No, it does not involve extraterrestrials.)

Listen above for the full show, or find individual segments below. 

Ford won’t be moving production of Focus hatchback to the U.S. Here’s why.

Andy Levin
Andy Levin campaign

For 35 years, Congressman Sander Levin has represented people from parts of Oakland and Macomb counties. 

The Democratic congressman from Michigan's 9th District is retiring at the end of the year, and his son, Andy, is running for that seatAndy Levin joined Stateside to tell us about why he joined the race. 

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Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

Last week, the Michigan legislature adopted the minimum wage increase initiative, officially taking it off the November ballot. The legislature had previously adopted two other initiatives, paid sick leave and repealing the prevailing wage.

Now, only three proposals will appear on the November ballot, and the state elections board has finalized the language for all three. 

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Two new studies suggest Medicaid work requirement proposals will end up kicking off qualified people from the health care program.

People around the world were stunned in early 2018 when more than 150 women testified at the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the Olympic gymnastics doctor who sexually abused patients for more than 20 years. How did he escape justice for so long? How was his appearance as the good guy, the ally, the protector maintained? Why did people keep trusting him? This October, Michigan Radio and NPR will premiere a new podcast called Believed that will answer those questions with greater depth and access than any previous coverage.

In a statement Sunday in the wake of tweets by President Trump, Ford said production of its Focus Active hatchback won’t be coming back to the U.S.

On August 31, Ford announced it was canceling plans to ship the Focus Active to the U.S. from China – citing new tariffs on Chinese imports.

Then on Sunday, Trump tweeted, “This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!”

This isn't good

Sep 8, 2018
Daniel Howes / Detroit News

Out in flyover country, football season’s here again. The Spartans are up, the Maize and Blue is stumbling, and the spectacle in Washington is morphing from absurd to surreal.

That’s what you get with a drama queen as president a news media stretching the creed of its own business and the rest of official Washington standing aside, helpless agog or both.

Christopher Graveline
cg4ag.com

Michigan voters just got another choice for attorney general candidates in the November election.

The Board of State Canvassers certified former Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Graveline as a non-party candidate Friday.

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Michigan voters will not be able to fill in just one bubble for an entire party in the November election.

A group has been fighting to put straight-ticket voting on this year’s general election ballot. That’s after the Legislature banned the practice several years ago.

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