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The questions in question are tag questions

There's a set of questions that we as speakers use regularly and that we may not realize have their own special name. They're called tag questions, and they're everywhere. You probably don't know what a tag question is, do you? You want to learn about tag questions, don't you? That's probably why you're reading this column, isn't it? By now you've probably figured out what a tag question is, right?

Stateside: Medical marijuana shortage; Pentagon's PFAS controversy; Detroit's "shadow census"

Today on Stateside , Michigan regulators allow unlicensed dispensaries and growers to reopen in midst of a medical marijuana shortage. Plus, a software engineer who traded building software for building kitchen cabinets.

Stateside: Medical marijuana shortage; Pentagon's PFAS controversy; Detroit's "shadow census"

Howes: Engler's resignation further proof of a poorly managed university

It didn't take long. Just a few weeks after Democrats gained a 6-2 majority on Michigan State's board of trustees, interim President John Engler is out . Exactly what you'd expect for the former Republican governor ... especially after he handed his overseers yet one more rhetorical club to wield against him. Namely, his own words.

Howes: Engler's resignation further proof of a poorly managed university

Artisans of Michigan: A software engineer now engineers cabinetry

David Zaret builds cabinetry for kitchens, but he started out as a software engineer. "It got to the point where I just couldn't stare at a screen anymore after 20 some years of doing it. And though I still engineering software and I'm still involved in it, day by day I have to do a physical build rather than a virtual build," Zaret explained. When he says physical, he really means it.

Stateside: Survivor, trustee on Engler ouster; why teachers quit; citizenship and the census

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Stateside: Survivor, trustee on Engler ouster; why teachers quit; citizenship and the census

How rock band Greta Van Fleet went from Frankenmuth High School to Saturday Night Live

The small town of Frankenmuth, nicknamed Little Bavaria, is known for its unique architecture, "world-famous" chicken dinners, and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland superstore. It's also the hometown of up-and-coming rock band Greta Van Fleet who, after releasing their debut album Anthem of the Peaceful Army in October 2018, have received four Grammy nominations.

How rock band Greta Van Fleet went from Frankenmuth High School to Saturday Night Live

What will legal recreational marijuana mean for employers drug-free policies?

Now that Michigan has joined the ranks of states where it's legal for adults to use marijuana recreationally, employers are facing new challenges trying to manage their workplace's drug-free policies.

What will legal recreational marijuana mean for employers drug-free policies?

He was born in the U.S. He's a Marine veteran. Immigration enforcement tried to deport him.

Jilmar Ramos-Gomez is a U-S citizen. Born in Grand Rapids. He served in the Marines and saw combat in Afghanistan. And last month federal immigration authorities took him into custody to face possible deportation. Attorneys and immigration advocates in West Michigan are now demanding to know why, and how this happened.

He was born in the U.S. He's a Marine veteran. Immigration enforcement tried to deport him.

New state bill would limit PFAS levels to 5 parts per trillion in public drinking water

A new bill in the state Senate would set a limit of 5 parts per trillion for two common PFAS chemicals in drinking water. PFOA and PFOS are part of a family of chemicals linked to serious health issues – including cancer. Senator Winnie Brinks introduced the bill. She says research shows the current Environmental Protection Agency advisory level of 70 parts per trillion is too high.

New state bill would limit PFAS levels to 5 parts per trillion in public drinking water

Stateside: Pressure builds for Engler ouster; revolutionary coffee; push to change auto insurance

Today on Stateside , the pressure is mounting for John Engler to step down as interim president of Michigan State University after he made comments about survivors of Larry Nassar "enjoying the spotlight" of media attention. Plus, the 2019 Michigan Notable Books list is out to help you get started on all your literary-themed New Year's resolutions.

Stateside: Pressure builds for Engler ouster; revolutionary coffee; push to change auto insurance

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