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The state House has approved a bill to require vehicles to keep a distance of at least three feet when passing bicyclists. 


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High schoolers, lawmakers, and concerned citizens held a rally at the state Capitol Thursday for changes to the state’s gun laws.


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Survivors of last year’s deadly bike crash near Kalamazoo testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee in support of safety legislation.


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Eastern Michigan University has chosen Scott Wetherbee to be its next athletic director.

    

Police in Michigan would be allowed to send cell phone alerts to warn the public of mass shooting incidents under a package of legislation sent to Governor Rick Snyder.  

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 Ann Arbor cyclists will lead a memorial ride to honor the victims of a deadly vehicle crash in Kalamazoo.


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New bipartisan legislation in the state House would create a statewide active shooter alert system. 


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Some groups are calling for gun control measures after shootings in the Kalamazoo area left six people dead, but not everybody agrees. 


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In the past, the city of Ann Arbor has actively tried to regulate Uber and similar transportation companies.  That may be the case again after the suspect in the Kalamazoo shootings was identified as an Uber driver.


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Accused Kalamazoo shooter Jason Dalton has been formally charged with murder, assault with intent to commit murder, and weapons charges.  That’s in connection with a weekend shooting spree that left six people dead and two critically injured. 


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There was a prayer vigil last night organized by Kalamazoo area churches to remember the six people killed over the weekend in a shooting spree.  


The Detroit Free Press looks in to the story behind Paul McCartney's famous Red Wings decal on his Epiphone Texan acoustic guitar, given to him by former EMU student, Mike Kudzia. The Epiphone Texan retailed for $200 in late 1964, was also manufactured at Gibson Guitar’s Kalamazoo factory.