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Nation Jan 17Michigan State interim president ousted in wake of Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal
Michigan State University's Board of Trustees said Thursday that interim president John Engler's resignation is effective immediately.
Nation Nov 20Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police about Larry Nassar
Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse — the fourth person other than the imprisoned ex-campus sports doctor to face criminal charges related to the scandal.
Politics Nov 18GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors’ power
With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken Democratic lawmakers and advance their own conservative agendas.
Politics Oct 09Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states
Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states.
Politics Sep 23Many states’ governor’s races become proxy battle over Trump
It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling…
Nation Aug 23Former Michigan State gymnastics coach charged in Larry Nassar case
Kathie Klages, who resigned in 2017 after she was suspended for defending the now-imprisoned Nassar, is now the third person other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the case.
Nation May 16Michigan State and Nassar victims reach $500 million settlement
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University on Wednesday announced a $500 million settlement with more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.
Nation Mar 27Michigan State dean charged in Larry Nassar scandal
LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan State University official who oversaw a clinic that employed Larry Nassar was charged Tuesday with sexually propositioning female medical students and compiling nude student "selfies" on his work computer, in the first charges to spring…
Nation Mar 10Michigan seeks changes to abuse reporting law after Nassar
The women who exposed sports doctor Larry Nassar as a serial sexual assaulter are proposing that college employees and youth sports coaches, trainers and volunteers in Michigan be required to report suspected child sexual abuse.
Nation Feb 09Michigan State says it plans to fire official who didn’t follow up on Nassar scandal
It is the first major personnel action announced by interim President John Engler, who was hired after Lou Anna Simon resigned under a storm of criticism about the university's handling of Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting…