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Aaron Selbig

The State of Michigan Court of Appeals says Traverse City Circuit Court Judge Thomas Power showed “extreme bias.”

Last year Power sentenced Samantha Lynn Hughes to 13 to 24 months in prison for methamphetamine use. Hughes was pregnant at the time, and the sentence would have kept her in prison for the birth of her child.

“Thinking about [Hughes] versus the unborn child I think I know whose side I’m on,” Power said.

In their decision, the Court of Appeals said that sentence was unfair.

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Grand Traverse County health officials say there has been a confirmed case of measles in the county.

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A resolution was announced Tuesday in litigation over the alleged discriminatory housing practices of a Northern Michigan summer community. 

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The National Park Service is improving access for disabled visitors to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Parks Service recently added a ramp at the Platte River boat launch and an all-terrain wheelchair that goes on trails. They also have beach wheelchairs available.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Ranger Merrith Baughman says the parks should be available to everyone.

"Here’s some way that people who would otherwise have trouble getting on the beach can access beautiful parts of the park," she says.

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Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota are planning to walk off the job Monday during Amazon's peak sales event. As NPR's Alina Selyukh reports, the employees want better working conditions.

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Record rainfall this year has hit northern Michigan crops hard, and now farmers Up North are getting some help from the federal and state governments.

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Fruit growers in northern Michigan are battling crop diseases this summer caused by heavy rain and humidity.

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In the Midwest, people are still recovering from another sort of natural disaster, one that struck months ago. Back in March, heavy rains pounded the region, rivers overflowed.

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Senator Bernie Sanders had a refrain during the 2016 Democratic primary. He often talked about how many people donated to his campaign.

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And finally today, have you picked your song of the summer?

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LUIS FONSI: (Singing in Spanish)

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KATY PERRY: (Singing) California girls, we're unforgettable...

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