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The state of Michigan says a judge issued a confusing, vague order that blocks officials from suspending driver's licenses of people who can't afford traffic fines.

In a court filing Tuesday, the secretary of state asked federal Judge Linda Parker to freeze her injunction while the agency appeals.

The state says it is a "deep, unwarranted intrusion" into Michigan's police powers.

The judge last week said there's a strong likelihood that the due process rights of poor people are being violated.

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Inner City Christian Federation has closed on the purchase of 177 properties with 150 of those single-family homes located in Greater Grand Rapids and Wyoming. As ICCF leadership explains the acquisition is one way to preserve affordable housing at a time when rents and home prices are quickly climbing.

“We are excited to be a part of preserving the affordability of housing in our community.”

Ryan VerWys is President and CEO of Inner City Christian Federation.

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Grand Valley State University’s Veterans Network is adding another layer to its program offering academic support to low-income veterans.

Grand Valley State University is a Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency gold-level military friendly institution. Its commitment to military servicemen and women seeking degrees will now expand reaching low-income, first-generation veterans. Through the U.S. Department of Education GVSU is receiving a 5-year, $1.3 million grant establishing what’s called a Trio Veterans upward Bound Program.