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Today on Stateside, a Republican state representative says the way to reduce mass shootings is by strengthening the mental health system, and toning down rhetoric on "all sides." Plus, how nonprofits are picking up the slack in some of Michigan's cash-strapped cities.

The city of Detroit
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What happens with a cash-strapped city loses its grip on the ability to govern and provide basic services for residents?

New research from Michigan State University shows nonprofits and foundations are stepping in to fill the void in Michigan's cities, like Detroit and Flint.