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Candidate: Marysville should be as white "as possible"

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Environmental Protection Agency employees at a Grosse Ile facility will not be returning to work on Monday. The Large Lakes Research Station was closed on Wednesday, despite backlash from local, state, and federal politicians. The Grosse Ile workers were supposed to move to an emissions testing facility in Ann Arbor, but many are concerned about the safety of the facility, as they have yet to receive results from air quality testing.

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Today on Stateside, we hear about a lawsuit, filed by the Michigan Republican Party, that aims to block an independent commission from redrawing legislative maps. Plus, we talk about the tough ethical choices people face when trying to do something about climate change.

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Republicans in Michigan filed another lawsuit to stop the redistricting commission. The Michigan Republican Party says the state’s new redistricting commission is unconstitutional.

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Cases of a rare form of gonorrhea have spiked in West Michigan, officials say. Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is a form of gonorrhea that affects many parts of the body.

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Michigan’s senior U.S. senator is concerned about what President Trump will do at this weekend’s G7 Summit.

The Group of Seven, or G7, includes the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, France, Canada and Italy. 

President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will open their annual G7 summit in France by discussing the global economy.

Economists say global economic growth has slowed, amid fears that a recession may be on the horizon. But President Trump insists the U.S. economy is strong.

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International concern is growing over the rapidly spreading fires that are destroying large swaths of the Amazon rainforest.

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Washtenaw County commissioners voted Thursday night to recommend Community Mental Health (CMH) cut its budget. The county has more than a $10 million budget shortfall for mental health funding.

The Commissioners' vote does not make cuts to CMH's direct services to patients. Jason Morgan chairs the board. He says the county has been able to keep those services.

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A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep "Marysville a white community as much as possible."

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An attorney says she should not have to join the State Bar of Michigan in order to practice law. And she has filed a lawsuit to strike down the requirement.

Lucille Taylor is a lawyer with a long history in state Republican politics.

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Faith based adoption and foster agencies might be allowed to keep turning away prospective parents based on their sexual orientation. That’s if a federal judge allows it while an underlying lawsuit plays out.

In March, Attorney General Dana Nessel settled a different lawsuit – the terms of the settlement prevent the state from working with agencies that discriminate based on sexual orientation.

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