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Consumers Energy is projecting that it will phase out the use of coal to generate energy by 2040. It's a move to slash emissions of the gases responsible for global warming. 

Cliff Russell, the first African-American to hold the post of press secretary for a Detroit mayor, has died of what the family says was a heart attack Sunday. The 61-year-old Russell had been a radio host on WWJ from the mid-80s to 1994.

A Van Buren County boy who was reported missing over the weekend is now back home.  Eight-year-old Xavier Preston went missing Sunday night after playing in front of his home in Covert Township. 

A Grand Rapids juvenile is in custody after evading his probation officer. Police say a homeless woman helped lead investigators to the arrest after she recognized 15-year-old Isaiah Burrows in a photo on Saturday. 

Michigan State Police say they are leaning toward vandalism as the explanation for four vehicles being hit by projectiles Sunday afternoon on I-75 between Troy and Detroit.  Police say it appears a pellet gun was used to shoot at vehicles.

The City of Flint will use a 3 million dollar four-year grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to hire an economic development team. Mayor Karen Weaver made the announced at a press conference Monday, at Flint City Hall.  

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Senator Sanders to Speak at Lansing Center
Posted by Strickland Now at 11:09pm 2/18/18
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Senator Bernie Sanders will speak at the Lansing Center on February 25th.  The event is scheduled to run 4 to 6pm.  Sanders will reportedly be speaking against the new GOP tax reform bill.

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