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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan Department of Treasury says a 6 percent sales tax will soon be applied to all companies with no physical location in the state.

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A billionaire took his fight to impeach President Donald Trump to Lansing Monday. This time with a slightly new message.


Michigan now has all the pieces it needs for a fully licensed and operational medical marijuana industry. But some marijuana businesses may still not get licensed before a September 15th deadline.


With less than three months to go until Michigan elects its next Governor, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in commercials on TV. Prepare to see a lot more.


Rashida Tlaib
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A conservative activist disrupted a campaign event for Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib.

Doctor's Office
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Time is running out for Michigan residents to weigh in on changes to the Healthy Michigan insurance plan. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the comment period ends Sunday.


Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer want to square off in at least three televised debates in their race for Michigan governor.

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Gretchen Whitmer ha ganado la nominación Democrática para Gobernador de Michigan, venciendo a dos competidores para avanzar a la elección de noviembre para suceder al Gobernador Republicano, Rick Snyder.  

Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.

washingtontimes.com

Michiganders flocked to the polls Tuesday in numbers that haven’t been matched in recent decades. Election officials say it is the highest primary election turnout since at least 1978. There were multiple contested primaries – including for governor and state House and Senate.    


Rashida Tlaib
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An attorney and former Michigan lawmaker is looking ahead to becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Debbie Dingell
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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is calling for a thorough investigation into election problems in Wayne County during Tuesday's primaries. 

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Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Flint water
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An ex-mayor who was ousted by voters in 2015 amid a lead-tainted water crisis in Flint has lost his bid for a seat in the Michigan House.

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