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IPR Daily Headlines

A brief newscast summarizing the top stories from Interlochen Public Radio and public radio stations around Michigan. Updated by noon every Monday through Friday.

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  • Forest fire in northern Michigan contained; Michigan tourism industry hopes summer continues rebound trend; Michigan small businesses rebounding from pandemic lows, report finds: Michigan Supreme Court declines to weigh in on federal gun case; Competing bills would designate Michigan's official state butterfly; And Indy car series returns to the Motor City for the Detroit Grand Prix.
  • Medical treatment, informed consent bills get House hearing; Federal prosecutors announce new gun violence initiative; Bills to restore teacher union bargaining rights sent to House Floor; Nessel files motion against former Edenville dam owner for neglect; Solar bill lifts cap, restores net metering; Some Michigan members of Congress criticize a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting authority of Environmental Protection Agency; And increased law enforcement presence on roads over holiday weekend.
  • Frankfort man faces federal charges for allegedly diverting the Platte River; Michigan Supreme Court deciding whether to hear Long Lake Township zoning enforcement case; Nassar bills pass Michigan House; State economic and education leaders joining forces to build up semi-conductor industry workforce; Protesters gather at state capitol for ID's or driver's licenses, regardless of immigration status; New state fund would offer air to high-crime areas; And Detroit Police Department will partner with FBI and DEA this summer to reduce violent crime.
  • CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan steps down; Another Democrat launches bid for Michigan's open U.S. Senate seat; Lawmakers refocus attention on environmental policy; CROWN Act passes Michigan Senate; And new report suggests only one other state grew slower than Michigan over the last two decades.
  • Ongoing talks over raising the nation's debt ceiling could impact local Michigan governments; House Elections Committee to debate absentee ballot changes; Nessel says she'll ensure 'red flag' laws are enforced where local police refuse; And tribal regalia will be allowed at Traverse City Area Public Schools commencement ceremonies.
  • Revenue estimates take multi-billion-dollar hit from tax cuts; Work begins on bills to restore issues open to school collective bargaining; Detroit mayor says 'gun free zones' won't limit shootings; Traverse Area Public Schools to consider graduation attire policy to possibly allow for tribal regalia; And beloved Mackinac Bridge toll worker retires after 30 years on the job.
  • Gaylord tornado one year later; Ludington task force announces assault weapons buyback program; Crumbleys ask MI Supreme Court to toss charges related to Oxford school shootings; Utility oversight, shorter blackout goals of new House taskforce; University of Michigan Graduate Employees Organization claims school is giving automatic A's to students; And Detroit mayor disputes reporting from US Census Bureau.
  • Union Street bridge delays will reroute Cherry Festival events; Possible end coming for marijuana testing of state employees; Gov. Whitmer signs abortion rights expansion into law; U.S., Canada form an electric vehicle corridor from Kalamazoo to Quebec City; Battle Creek students qualify for full scholarships under 'Bearcat Advantage' program.
  • Lawmakers consider ban on discrimination against people who receive housing assistance; Traverse City does not renew firefighting contract with Cherry Capital Airport; Grand Rapids police announce charges after second grader brings handgun to elementary school; 'Operation Safe Neighborhoods' nets hundreds of guns in less than a year.
  • Grievance Commission complaint filed against woman involved in fake elector plot, Selfridge Air National Guard Base breaks ground on $28M project; Kildee supports bill to increase funding for small police departments; And Community group looks to improve school safety.