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8:02 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Gov. Snyder signs bill outlawing designer drugs

Gov. Rick Snyder, (R) Michigan, signs legislation outlawing designer drugs
courtesy of Gov. Snyder's office

On July 1, the state will launch a crackdown to clear store shelves of a type of synthetic marijuana called K2.

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4:16 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court allows lawsuit to move foward on Gun Lake Casino

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Michigan's Gun Lake Casino is under threat to shut down after less than two years in operation.

The U.S. Supreme Court said a lawsuit challenging the west Michigan casino can move forward.  The suit said the casino increases traffic and hurts the aesthetic of the rural area.

It said the U.S. Department of the Interior should never have reserved land for the tribe that runs the casino. That's because the Gun Lake tribe was not federally recognized during the Indian Reorganization Act. The Act was passed in 1934. It spells out land ownership rights for tribes.

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