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Michigan Truth Squad

Casperson overstates role in blocking EPA rule

State Sen. Tom Casperson says in a congressional campaign that he stopped an EPA rule on wood stoves. He did not.




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Michigan Truth Squad

Allen fouls congressional opponent about car fees

Congressional candidate Jason Allen zings primary foe Tom Casperson on his less-than-conservative record. But goes afoul over car fees and anti-veteran charge.




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Public sector

Missing in action: Michigan’s primary voters

Dozens of state House primary races will likely shape both parties for years to come. And yet 4-in-5 voters are expected to stay home on Aug. 2.




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Business Bridge

Sale of Willow Run site to center for driverless car testing could close next summer

But the American Center for Mobility still lacks $60 million in federal funding said to be needed for the project, which is expected to open in 2018.




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Public sector

Amid guns and violence and police shootings, a program that works

Operation Ceasefire, designed to get police and young people talking and taking responsibility, has shown results in cities across the nation. Kalamazoo is betting it can work there, too.




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Guest commentary

Dental therapists are the wrong answer to improving oral health in Michigan

With an oversupply of already-trained dental professionals, there’s no need to add another specialist to the ranks of those caring for teeth.




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Success

Bullets over Cleveland?

One Michigan entrepreneur, a purveyor of online sex toys, is selling bargain-priced bulletproof vests to folks attending the Republican National Convention this week.




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Public sector

As hunting wanes, selling Michigan to a new outdoors generation

Critics say the state must better promote a $19-billion industry built on biking, kayaking and other pursuits to attract young adventurists, and residents. More REI than Cabela’s.




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Public sector

Blue-collar Duluth transformed by outdoor tourism economy

A once-declining industrial city now breathes new life by banking on its outdoor recreation assets




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Phil's column

An educational system doomed to keeping failing

A very big reason Michigan students are falling behind is the very structure of our education system blurs responsibility and eliminates accountability.




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