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State Senator Steve Bieda is perhaps the biggest history buff in the Michigan legislature. He’s an expert on coins, once designed one for the mint, and fought to get new replicas of Civil War cannons installed on the lawn, and to get the Capitol restored.

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US carmakers are preparing for the possibility that some regions may eventually outlaw the internal combustion engine.

Britta Gross is with General Motors. She says more than a dozen cities, countries, and the state of California are talking about a phase-out of gas or diesel cars and trucks.“So, we’re talking some of the 2050, some of them 2040. Some of them more near-term. Some are not getting any traction. But it’s something that’s out there on the horizon. It’s a conversation that some communities are having,” Gross said.

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As the legislature looks to address sexual assault at Michigan State University, the Detroit Free Press has been examining sexual harassment among employees in Michigan's prisons.

The paper reports women who work for the Michigan Department of Corrections say sexual harassment is still a problem, even though the state pledged 30 years ago to stamp it out. And so far, the Department has refused to share many details.

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Mott Community College will use a $20,000 grant from Cypress Creek Renewables to help develop a solar energy training program.

The grant will support curriculum development for electric workers and construction workers who specialize in commercial solar installations.

Kevin Borgia is Cypress Creek Renewable's Midwest Policy Director.  He says Mott's new program will reach out in particular to women, minorities, and veterans.

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What is the most appropriate way to pay for criminal courts in Michigan? That's the essential question before the Michigan Trial Court Funding Commission.

The commission is grappling with how much of the cost of administering justice should be paid for by the people who use the courts, i.e. those who are ticketed and/or arrested -- and how much of the financial burden should fall to citizens, regardless of whether or not they'll ever see the inside of a courtroom.

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A key figure in exposing Flint’s water crisis vigorously defended one of the state officials criminally charged in the crisis in a Genesee County courtroom Tuesday.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s research revealed elevated blood lead levels in Flint children in 2015. The study came after residents had complained for more than a year about the quality of the city’s water after its source was switched to the Flint River. 

But state officials initially attacked the study and tried to dismiss it.

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Put 30 strangers on a bus and set the countdown clock: 72 hours riding from Detroit to New Orleans. That’s 72 hours for these strangers to conceive, build, and launch a start-up.

That’s what will happen on the StartupBus this Friday through next Tuesday.

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The robots are coming! 

The world's biggest robotics competition is happening in Detroit this Wednesday through Saturday, bringing some 40-thousand students, mentors, coaches and their families to Ford Field and Cobo Center. This is the first year that this world robotics championship is being held in Michigan.

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It’s time for another edition of Theater TalkDavid Kiley, editor-in-chief of Encore Michigan, joined Stateside to preview and review plays around Michigan.

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Kids hoping to get high off laughing gas would have a harder time under a bill headed toward Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

The study found fruits and vegetables were the category of food Americans throw away the most.
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In the U.S., we waste about a pound of food per person per day. The things we throw away the most often? Fruits and vegetables.

Lisa Jahns is a research nutritionist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. She’s an author of a new study looking at American diets and what we throw away.

“Healthier diets were linked to greater food waste,” she says.

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