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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Today on Stateside:

Flint’s mayoral race has been one to watch this year, and next week voters will finally get to go to the polls for the city’s August 4 mayoral primary. Michigan Radio’s Steve Carmody joins us to explain some of the chaos.

Detroit’s auto industry saw over 1.6 million light-vehicle sales in May, the most ever recorded for that month. But Detroit News’ Daniel Howes is worried that, “the wheels are starting to wobble,” for the industry.

John U. Bacon talks trade deadlines, U of M's apparel contract, and Jeff Blashill in this week’s sports roundup.

Years ago, Jerry White Jr. and his friends recorded over 400 hours of a show called 30 Minutes of Madness. A new documentary follows him as he returns to his hometown of Rochester to make a new episode for the show’s 20-year anniversary.

Legislation to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage laws has cleared the state Senate. The laws require union-level pay and benefits for workers on publicly-funded construction projects. Jake Neher was in the Capitol for the vote.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ranked 13th in the nation for number of search and rescue operations in 2014. Park ranger Joe Lachowski explains some of the hazards visitors face.