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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest.

WKAR File Photo

Ballot proposals to raise the state’s minimum wage and require earned sick time are under fire. Both are being formally challenged.


President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The two leaders are holding a news conference following their meetings.

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported "blue wave" of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but it won't come easily.

Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say they will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

John Engler photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University interim president John Engler plans to testify before a US Senate committee investigating the Larry Nassar case next Tuesday. 


Christopher Graveline
Facebook/Christopher Graveline Campaign

A federal prosecutor has quit his job to launch an independent candidacy for Michigan attorney general.

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WKAR File Photo

For the first time in Michigan history, Libertarian candidates for governor will be on the August primary ballot. That’s because the party got enough Michigan votes in the 2016 election to put the party on the primary ballot.    


Brett Kavanaugh
Screen shot from PBS NewsHour

In Michigan, reaction to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh was split along party lines. 


Michigan Judge In Mix For Supreme Court Pick

Jul 9, 2018
Raymond Kethledge
C-SPAN

President Trump says he will announce his choice Monday to fill a vacancy on the U-S Supreme Court. And as Quinn Klinefelter reports, a judge from Michigan is in the mix.


A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

A group called Promote the Vote says it wants to improve Michigan residents’ access to the voting booth. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the coalition submitted more than 400-thousand signatures to get a measure the 20-18 ballot.


A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Today is the last day to register to vote in Michigan’s August primary. 

Michigan Supreme Court wide
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a rare summer session to determine whether voters will get a chance to change the way legislative districts are created.

Off the Record / WKAR-MSU

Two Republican candidates running for the US Senate squared off on Friday. During a debate on WKAR-TV’s Off the Record, Sandy Pensler and John James both said they were the best choice to take on incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow, though the candidates mostly focused on each other – not Stabenow – during the debate. 


Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan has about 150 new laws. Governor Rick Snyder finished going through a pile of bills that were sent to him before the Legislature went on its summer break.    


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