Associated Press

A newspaper investigation has found that 30 health care professionals were disciplined by Michigan licensing boards for sexual assault or misconduct in the last year. The Lansing State Journal reports that the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs received 238 allegations of sexual misconduct by health professionals between 2011 and 2016. 

Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say they will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Stabenow, who's up for re-election to a fourth term, and Peters made their announcements in statements released Friday. Stabenow says Kavanaugh's comments and rulings "make it clear" that he would roll back women's access to reproductive health care, make it harder for people get affordable insurance and side with "special interests over ... working people." 

A movement to pay Michigan workers $12 an hour by 2022 and abolish the tipped wage has met a legal challenge. The hospitality industry group Michigan Opportunity filed a lawsuit Friday demanding that the Michigan secretary of state scrap the proposed November ballot initiative. The proposal was organized by the Michigan One Fair Wage committee to raise the state's current $9.25 an hour wage.

Michigan State University interim President John Engler will testify at a congressional hearing about changes since the Larry Nassar scandal.
 
     Engler will appear before a Senate subcommittee on July 24. His spokeswoman, Emily Guerrant, says the hearing is titled, "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions."
 

Federal funding will help four counties in northern Michigan buy equipment for emergency first responders. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says the equipment purchases will improve responses to fires and medical crises. Denton Township provides emergency assistance in parts of Roscommon, Ogemaw, and Gladwin Counties. It will receive $19,200 for an automated CPR mechanism for use on ambulances and new paging devices that will provide reliable communication with the county 911 systems. 

Michigan regulators will take public comments on a proposal for more anchor supports in the Straits of Mackinac to bolster twin oil pipelines.

Enbridge Inc. is asking the Department of Environmental Quality to allow installation of 48 additional supports for its Line 5 pipes. They would be attached to the pipes and screwed into the lakebed.

A public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in Mackinaw City.

Line 5 extends from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario. A nearly 5-mile section runs beneath the straits, where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan converge.

Wayne State University has reached a $750 million fundraising campaign goal three months early.

A $2.1 million gift from the estate of Jacqueline Walker, who graduated from Wayne State's law school in 1954, put the "Pivotal Moments" campaign over the threshold. The school says Walker wanted her gift to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

A Lansing-area priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his church is trying to raise $300,000 for his defense just weeks before trial.

A group called Opus Bono has sent a letter on behalf of the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle. The letter says he's in "dire need."

Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos.

He lived at a property worth more than $1 million in Williamston.

Trial is scheduled for Aug. 13. Joe Maher, Opus Bono's president, says he doesn't believe there was "criminal intent" by Wehrle.

Two Michigan police officers are credited with rescuing a baby raccoon that was trapped in a barrel of sludge.

Officers Maria Reed and Timothy Hilliker were responding to a call Tuesday about a strange screaming noise in Flint, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, and found the trapped animal.

The Flint Police Department says in a statement that the raccoon "was running out of energy and nearly drowning."

Police say Hilliker knocked over the barrel to free the raccoon and an area resident helped officers clean it up with a hose and dry it off.

Relatives of three dead U.S servicemen plan to gather in western Michigan to receive lost Purple Heart medals their loved ones had earned in World War II.

The medals are scheduled to be returned to family members Tuesday at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library in Grand Rapids.

The effort is being undertaken by the Georgia, Vermont-based group Purple Hearts Reunited, which has made it its mission to track down misplaced medals.

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