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Steve Carmody

Mid-Michigan Reporter / Producer

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005.

Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.

During his three-plus decades in broadcasting, Steve has won numerous awards, including accolades from the Associated Press and Radio and Television News Directors Association. Away from the broadcast booth, Steve is an avid reader and movie fanatic.

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Saturday’s chilly weather was not enough to keep supporters and critics of the President’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate from holding rallies in Michigan cities.

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Flint’s mayor admits his city should have started preparing for this year’s census a year ago. But he says the city is trying to catch up.

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Michigan is seen as critical in this year’s presidential election.

President Donald Trump, a Republican, won Michigan by a narrow margin in 2016. He was the first Republican to win the state since 1988.

Nationally, Democrats were criticized for not paying enough attention to Michigan, Wisconsin and other battleground states.

In the lead up to the 2020 election, the national Democratic Party is investing heavily to win states they lost in 2016 that were formerly believed to be reliably ‘Blue.’   

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A Michigan representative is hoping to rally support for federal legislation to rein in prescription drug prices.

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) met with patients and staff at a Flint area diabetes clinic this week. He was there to hear their stories and to promote the Lower Drug Costs Now Act.   

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Flint residents, sickened by the city’s water crisis, could be a major step closer to having their day in court.

Between 2014 and 2015, improperly treated drinking water exposed city residents to lead and other contaminants. Tens of thousands of Flint residents sued seeking financial damages. 

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The U.S. Senate impeachment trial could affect the re-election of at least one Michigan congresswoman.

But she says her focus is elsewhere.

President Donald Trump's legal team is asserting that he did "absolutely nothing wrong" and is calling the impeachment case "flimsy" and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution." The brief from Trump's lawyers was filed before arguments expected this week in the Senate impeachment trial.

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Michigan’s two U.S. Senators are preparing for Tuesday’s opening of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

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Supporters of giving undocumented immigrants the ability to get a Michigan driver’s license are stepping up their push to pass legislation currently before the legislature.

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The state of Michigan is appealing a lower court ruling to the Michigan Supreme Court in a lawsuit involving  people who were falsely accused of defrauding the state Unemployment Insurance Agency.

Between 2013 and 2015, a computer glitch wrongly accused more than 40,000 people of fraud.

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Ongoing erosion is threatening the main road connecting southeast Michigan to the Thumb.

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Updated January 16 at 4:30 p.m.:

The Michigan State Police has identified at least 52 drunk driving cases that could have been affected by breathalyzers that were not properly maintained. That’s according to testimony Thursday in a state Senate hearing.

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Michigan’s presidential primary is just under two months away, but millions of dollars have already been spent on campaign ads.

It's safe to say Michiganders have gotten used to hearing “I’m Mike Bloomberg, and I approve this message” coming from their television. 

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The state of Michigan is suing 17 defendants seeking damages for widespread PFAS contamination. The defendants include industrial giants 3M and DuPont. 

The lawsuit was filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

PFAS are a family of industrial chemicals linked to serious human health issues, including cancer. PFAS have been used in many consumer products and in firefighting foam. 

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The state of Michigan is asking Enbridge Energy for more information about its oil and natural gas liquids pipeline that runs through the Straits of Mackinac.

The director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources sent a letter this week to Enbridge, asking for detailed information about the more than 60-year-old Line 5. The director issued a 30-day deadline for Enbridge to provide the data.

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The current flu season has turned deadly for two Michigan children.

They are the first pediatric flu fatalities of the current influenza season.

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More than a thousand people are expected to attend a conference about hemp this weekend in Lansing.

Last year, more than 500 farmers took part in Michigan’s first legal hemp crop in decades. The results were mixed.

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Michigan has recorded its third vaping-related death.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the unidentified adult male died December 19th.

No specific brand of vaping device or e-liquid has been identified as the source of the severe lung damage. Federal health officials have linked an ingredient (Vitamin E acetate) in black-market THC vapes to some cases of severe lung damage.

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Michigan’s efforts to combat PFAS contamination could get a boost from a bill up for a vote on Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

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Liane Shekter-Smith sat quietly in court Wednesday as the Michigan Solicitor General railed against the plea deal that was about to lead to the dismissal of the case against her.

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Former Michigan State University head football coach George Perles has died. He was 85.

At MSU, Perles was a player, coach, athletic director, and university trustee. 

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The wife of Flint’s mayor won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in a special election to fill his old vacant state House seat.

Cynthia Neeley was the clear winner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in a special election to fill the vacant 34th District seat.

Neeley’s husband Sheldon resigned from the seat last year after being elected Flint mayor.

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A former Republican state lawmaker plans to challenge Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee this fall.

Tim Kelly says he plans to launch his campaign soon for the GOP nomination in the 5th Congressional District.  

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Michigan recreational marijuana market is still going through growing pains after its first month.

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency says the state has recorded $8.2 million in recreational cannabis product sales since December 1st. Last week was the highest weekly sales total at just under $1.8 million.

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Residents in Eaton County are divided over a proposal to build an 850-acre solar array.

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A large field of candidates will be on the ballot this week as Flint voters decide who they want to represent them in Lansing.

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For Michiganders hoping to expand their vocabularies in 2020, Wayne State University has some suggestions.

The Oxford English Dictionary estimates there are about 170 thousand words in current use in the English language. But there are more than a million words in the language overall. 

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Members of Michigan’s congressional delegate want more information about what happens next after a military strike this week that killed a top Iranian general. 

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Michiganders who smoke will soon have one less place to look for a job.

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The state of Michigan is starting an overhaul of technology used by its child welfare system that critics say is long overdue.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is replacing the current Michigan Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System. 

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2019 has been a challenging year for Michigan farmers, and weather has only been part of the problem.

Tariff disputes and unsettled trade deals have disrupted international markets for Michigan’s agri-business. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the new trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico in January. Also, China is proposing cutting tariffs in preparation for a partial deal in its trade dispute with the U.S. 

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