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It's Night 1 of the July Democratic debates. Ten candidates are each making the case that they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

Portage City Hall - file photo by WMUK
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Two nights of debates begin in Detroit for Democrats running for President. Only incumbents are on the ballot for Portage City Council and Mayor. Elevated levels of lead are found in Benton Harbor’s water. 

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Derek Jeter’s foundation will pay to renovate baseball and softball fields at Kalamazoo Central High School. A one-time Benton Harbor City Manager is returning to the job on an interim basis. The cost of a rescue at Sleeping Bear Dunes goes up. 

Waldo Stadium - file photo. Photo by WMUK
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Benton Harbor’s school board will send an improvement plan to the state. The state plans a health study for Parchment and Cooper Township residents affected by PFAS contamination. Incarceration rates have nearly tripled in Michigan since the late 1970s, even as crime has fallen. A Wisconsin tribe sues to shut down the Line 5 pipeline. WMU is picked to finish second in the MAC West for the upcoming football season. 

Four candidates for mayor of Kalamazoo and eight candidates for city commission are set to appear on the ballot. The Attorney General’s office says the governor can’t force Benton Harbor to close its high school. Michigan and other states announce a settlement with Equifax over a data breach. The Michigan Supreme Court has sided with a woman suspected of drunk driving after a police officer entered her home without a warrant. Battle Creek police want to know who zip-tied a cross with hateful language on it to a church. The Bombers rally from a huge deficit. The Growlers end a six game losing streak. 

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