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Attorneys for local governments across the country unveiled a plan Friday that they say would move the nation closer to a global settlement of lawsuits stemming from the deadly opioid crisis.

Final payouts could rival the massive tobacco settlements of the 1990s. Such a deal, if reached, could funnel tens of billions of dollars to communities struggling with the opioid addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.

Glen Lake Schools to separate from superintendent

Jun 14, 2019
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Glen Lake Schools will soon be in search of a new superintendent.

 

The school board called a special meeting for Friday to discuss a separation agreement between the district and current superintendent Sander Scott.

 

Scott faced criticism in December of last year for unresolved contract negotiations with teachers and high employee turnover. His evaluation with the school board was on Monday.

Former CENTCOM Chief On Tanker Attacks

Jun 14, 2019

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The U.S. says Iran is responsible for an attack on two commercial oil tankers in the Middle East.

Here's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking yesterday.

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Possible Voice Of Frida Kahlo In Recording

Jun 14, 2019

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. Her appearance is known the world over, but what did the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo sound like? That was lost to history until now.

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FRIDA KAHLO: (Speaking Spanish).

Essay: Disappointed Life

Jun 14, 2019

When I was in college, I read a novel by Saul Bellow called “The Adventures of Augie March,” the story of a young man growing up in Chicago.  Augie had a kind of bold optimism, inspired by a woman who’d survived the London bombings during World War II.  


Burt Reynolds' Belongings Up For Auction

Jun 14, 2019

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New Orleans Sues Big Oil

Jun 14, 2019

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Half a century ago, hundreds of pairs of piping plovers lived in the Great Lakes. But by the 1980s, they were on the verge of extinction and only a dozen pairs remained.

Over time, wildlife biologists have helped increase the population. But it’s still well below a stable number and each year there’s a new threat.

 

Piping plovers are small, stout white-gray birds. In the spring, they can be found nesting on the shores of the Great Lakes. Once a fixture on the lakes, the birds are now on the federal Endangered Species List.

Volunteers count frogs for annual DNR survey

Jun 13, 2019
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Frogs and toads are highly sensitive to habitat degradation, and that makes them a good barometer for environmental health.

Every year volunteers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources do a listening survey to determine which species of frogs and toads are present and how abundant they are.

 

Volunteer Kathy Gray's survey route is on Old Mission Peninsula.

“Well, I do love the toads. I love the trilling toads," Gray says.

 

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President Trump says he would accept information about a political opponent from a foreign government.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I think you might want to listen. I don't - there's nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway - we have information on your opponent - oh, I think I'd want to hear it.

CORNISH: That's the president speaking to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. Trump also said he wouldn't necessarily tell the FBI about such an offer.

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Some Michigan lawmakers are trying – once again – to pass legislation that would require elected officials to file financial disclosures. It’s an issue that lawmakers have been trying to get past the finish line for decades. 

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Update: The U.S. Forest Service says the ban may still go into effect next summer, but it is one of several options they are pursuing.

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What did the United States really gain by threatening Mexico with tariffs? President Trump called off his threat after Mexico agreed to some additional steps against migration.

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In the streets of Hong Kong yesterday, protesters and police fought violently.

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TCL&P approves fiber-optic internet plan

Jun 12, 2019
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On Tuesday, the Traverse City Light and Power board voted to finance a new fiber-optic internet plan. 

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President Trump says he has a deal, but we can't know the details just yet. Yesterday, he greeted reporters outside of the White House waving a signed document.

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It can be hard to quantify the problem of elder abuse. Experts believe that many cases go unreported. And Wednesday morning, their belief was confirmed by two new government studies.

The research, conducted and published by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, finds that in many cases of abuse or neglect severe enough to require medical attention, the incidents have not been reported to enforcement agencies, though that's required by law.

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