ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) - The president of Grand Valley State University says he feels "devastated" by four sexual assaults near campus and calls the recent series of attacks a "cancer." Thomas Haas tells WOOD-TV that everyone must be vigilant and "really take care of each other." The fourth assault of female Grand Valley students was reported Tuesday night outside off-campus apartments.
DETROIT (AP) - An Islamic school has settled a lawsuit against a Michigan township that denied zoning for a new school building. The Michigan Islamic Academy will get $1.7 million and can build a school and housing on the land in Pittsfield Township, near Ann Arbor. The academy sued after the township rejected its request to build. The academy says its Ann Arbor location is insufficient to meet its religious and secular needs.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The mayor of Flint says the state appeals court has overturned a judge's order and cleared the way for her preferred contractor to pick up trash. The decision wasn't immediately available Thursday night. But Mayor Karen Weaver says the court order allows Rizzo Environmental Services to collect trash instead of another company, Republic Services.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' inability to do much more than the bare minimum was on stark display this month as it took weeks to reach a deal to fund the government and months to respond to the president's request for money to fight the Zika crisis. Much weightier tasks loom next year when lawmakers will have to find a way to come together under a new president facing tricky political crosscurrents.
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