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Joe Biden
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Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Michigan Wednesday to help Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer raise funds for her campaign. 


Michigan Capital
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Governor Rick Snyder has put together a team he says will help fix the state Child Protective Services program. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports this comes after a state audit revealed C-P-S failed to follow a plethora of state requirements.


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UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal. Straight ticket option will not be available on November ballot.

There’s still a chance Michiganders could vote straight ticket on the November ballot. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports a group trying to keep straight ticket voting has appealed to the U-S Supreme Court.


Christopher Graveline
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In the race for state Attorney General, Michigan voters will get to choose between a Democrat, a Republican…and a candidate without a party. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the Board of State Canvassers officially put Christopher Graveline on the November ballot.


Michigan Capitol Building
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The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate has adopted ballot initiatives that would increase the state's minimum wage and require paid sick leave.

Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
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State lawmakers return to the Capitol this week – and the big question is whether they will pass a pair of ballot initiatives. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports with the current political gamesmanship, Democrats could actually vote against an increase in the state’s minimum wage.


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Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later.

Voting Ballot
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The state plans to fight a lawsuit filed in federal court by a group of Michigan college students. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the students say a law discriminates against young voters.


Michigan Capitol
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The Michigan Secretary of State says an independent candidate should not appear on the November ballot. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the Secretary of State is appealing a federal judge’s order to put Christopher Graveline on the ballot as an independent.


Did you hear the doorbell? It could be your marijuana.

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Republican opponent, John James, have made plans for two televised debates before November's election, the first time Michigan voters will be able to watch a Senate debate in 10 years.

Michigan Democratic convention
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Michigan Democrats finalized their portion of the November ballot this weekend. There were few surprises at the Democratic convention on Sunday.


Michigan Republican Convention
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The Michigan Republican party has its ticket finalized for the November election. While multiple people called for unity, there is still some discontent within the party. 

The Contenders 16 for '16
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Michigan politicians from both sides of the aisle remembered US Senator John McCain, who passed away after a long fight with cancer on Saturday.

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