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The nation is in mourning after two mass shootings last weekend took more than 30 lives in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Many are looking to the lawmakers that represent them and demanding legislative action, including here in Michigan. 

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A pair of new state House bills would remove political party vignettes from the November ballot.

Vignettes are those little pictures that appear next to a party's name on the ballot.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A group of 20 lawmakers backs a bill to require more rigorous medical training for police officers.

  The bill sponsor is Republican state Rep. Hank Vaupel. He says some rural police aren't properly equipped to rescue people undergoing heroin or prescription opioid overdoses. His bill would require all emergency first responders, including police, to stay current on CPR training suited for the overdoses.