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8/27/15: Part-Time Push / DIA Pay / Immigration Debate

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As state lawmakers enter a second year of working on a roads funding package, there are renewed calls for a part-time legislature that might be more effective at getting things done.

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8/20/15: Roads, the House, and School Enrollment

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Student enrollment is shrinking in Michigan's public schools, forcing districts to close buildings and make cuts due to a drop in enrollment-based revenue. The MiWeek team weighs in on the financial fallout and whether this trend will ever reverse.

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8/13/15: State House Sex Scandal / Trump in Michigan / Melissa Gilbert

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As details of an alleged cover-up plot involving two state lawmakers continue to emerge, the MiWeek team speculates on what will happen next to Rep. Todd Courser and Rep. Cindy Gamrat.

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7/30/15: A Conversation with Detroit Police Chief James Craig

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Tonight on MiWeek, Detroit Police Chief James Craig joins us in-studio for an in-depth conversation about crime in Detroit. The team will talk with Chief Craig about the rising incidences of gun violence in the city and overall crime in Detroit. Plus, we’ll discuss police chase policies and the need for community involvement in solving crimes.

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7/23/15: City Emails / County Money / Party Lines / Council Votes

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Governor Snyder announces that he is in agreement with the sate review team’s assessment of Wayne County – it is in financial emergency. Now, it’s up to the Wayne County Commission to determine the next steps.

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7/16/15: Flag Flap / Iran Deal / Illegal Art? / Good News

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General Motors stands behind Chevrolet’s sponsorship of Kid Rock’s summer tour, even though a local civil rights group is urging the automaker to cut financial ties with the singer because he may display a Confederate Flag on stage as he has in the past. Will this impact GM?

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7/9/15: Tuition Jump / Expert Advice for DPS / Registry Changes? / Empty Homes

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Some staggering numbers this week for students heading to college in Michigan this fall, as two universities decide to jack up tuition past the state’s cap. Even if you don’t have anyone going to college, the price of education and the lack of state funding will impact all of us here in the state. Also, as Detroit Public Schools drown in debt, education leaders come to the city to offer advice.

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7/2/15: Detroit Schools / Regional Transportation / Kevyn Orr / Roundtable Discussion

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Tonight on MiWeek, we hear what Governor Snyder, Mayor Duggan, and members of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren think about the future of Detroit schools. Plus, host Christy McDonald interviews CEO of the Regional Transit Authority, Michael Ford, about creating a master transportation plan for southeast Michigan.

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6/25/15: Gun Violence / The Supreme Court on Gay Marriage / The Confederate Flag

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Host Christy McDonald and contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley discuss gun violence, gay marriage and the recent controversy surrounding the confederate flag. They highlight points such as the rising crime rate, expectations from the impending Supreme Court decision and the negative symbolism associated with the confederate flag.

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6/18/15: County Help / City Support / POTUS Poll / 2016 Budget

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Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has one of the toughest jobs around. He inherited a huge deficit and quickly tried to make cuts to keep the county out of bankruptcy, or under emergency management. Now, Evans wants help from the state. We discuss what this means for the budget and county services.

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6/11/15: City Curfew / End Campus Assaults / Good Jobs / Pistons Partner?

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Summer is almost here and one of the most anticipated family events in Detroit takes place in just a couple of weeks: The annual fireworks celebration. But there is controversy surrounding the curfew. Tonight the MiWeek team examines why expanding the curfew for kids beyond the fireworks is a concern for some parents and community groups.

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May 21, 2015: Road Funds / Prison Reform / Policy Forum / Detroit Investors

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We’ve been talking about the bad condition of Michigan roads for a while and now the legislature and Governor Snyder have reached a deal on how much money will be used to fix the state’s roads and bridges. However, it’s only a drop in the bucket for the total amount that’s needed.

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May 14, 2015: Senator Charged / Transit Plan / Summer Sessions / New Deadlines

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State Senator Virgil Smith faces felony charges following a shooting incident at his Detroit home involving his ex-wife. He's been removed from Senate committees and caucus duties. But is that enough? The MiWeek team discusses the limited options in the State Constitution for removing legislators.

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