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Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Michiana

Tuesday’s storm left more than 28 thousand people without power, but t his time of year in Michiana, snow and ice storms happen pretty regularly. Geoffrey Heidelberger is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana. “What was kinda unique about yesterday’s storm is we just had a lot of cold air trapped at the surface, whereas slightly above the ground we actually warmed above freezing so when all the precipitation kinda, it started out as snow at the cloud level,...

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Today on Stateside, a new plan to boost Detroit says restoring the city's African-American middle class is key to a successful revitalization effort. Plus, we hear about the Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange, a program that draws on indigenous storytelling traditions to talk about current social issues.

The dispute between Michigan’s Democratic governor and Republican legislative leaders over revamping the state’s environmental regulatory department is set to begin another round.

Republican lawmakers have already thwarted Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s first attempt to use an executive order to overhaul the Department of Environmental Quality. GOP lawmakers were critical of Whitmer’s decision to eliminate panels created by state lawmakers to oversee the agency’s decisions.

Parents of children with severe autism in Michigan have limited options when it comes to finding long-term care for their kids.

Securing reliable in-home care is often a challenge, and the state’s residential mental health care facilities often lack the resources necessary to accommodate patients with extremely aggressive or violent behaviors.

Very high levels of PFAS chemicals have been found in groundwater at a West Michigan manufacturing plant. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says the Viking Corporation used firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals at its facility in Hastings.

In October, the company began collecting groundwater samples, and the results show extremely high levels of PFAS chemicals. The highest result: 335,090 parts per trillion. That's the total for all the kinds of PFAS chemicals the company tested for in groundwater near the plant.

Nigeria's president says anyone trying to tamper with Saturday's vote would do so at the "expense of his own life." The main opposition party accused him of making a "direct call for jungle justice."

President Trump says European allies should take back citizens who left to join ISIS and put them on trial. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with anti-terrorism expert Peter Neumann about repatriation.

ISIS has lost control of almost all of its territory after a years-long military campaign. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Associated Press reporter Sarah El Deeb, who is at the frontlines of the fight.

State lawmakers want to go to the Michigan Supreme Court to find out if something they did in their last session is legal.

A convicted Chinese trafficker known as the "ivory queen" has been sentenced to 15 years in jail by a Tanzanian court.

Yang Fenglan, who has lived in Tanzania on and off for decades and operated a Chinese restaurant, was found guilty of working with two Tanzanian men to smuggle more than 800 pieces of ivory between 2000 and 2004, as Reuters reported.

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A conversation about this year's One Book One Michiana title.

Morning Edition Host Michael Linville speaks with Jennifer Henecke of The Saints Joseph County Public Library about this year's One Book One Michiana event.

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