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There's a new name and a new image for what for years has been called 'the Lucas County Dog Warden's Office.' The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.' Julie Lyle, the head ofMore >
The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.'More >
The cast of Disney on Ice will be performing at the Huntington Center all weekend, but on Friday, they made a special visit to the Boys and Girls Club.More >
By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate may vote this week to protect health providers who refuse to provide services on moral or religious grounds.
State law already shields hospitals and doctors from having to perform an abortion. Supporters say the law should be broadened so providers and insurers don't face legal repercussions for not providing contraception, taking someone off life support or performing another procedure.
Many in the medical community say the bill is overly broad and a solution in search of a problem.
Versions of the legislation date back a decade. Supporters including the Michigan Catholic Conference are hopeful a conscience-objection measure becomes law since Republicans control the Legislature.
GOP Gov. Rick Snyder has no official position on the measure and typically isn't enthusiastic about social issues.
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