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Current and former legislators are being taken to court to get information about how they drew the state’s district lines in 2011.    


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The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election is just days away.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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Michigan voters will be asked next November to decide if recreational marijuana use should be legal in the state. A new survey showing voters are slightly against the idea.


AG Bill Schuette
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A lawsuit involving the state Attorney General and his emails could go to the Michigan Supreme Court. A liberal advocacy group filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to get access to some emails by Schuette and his staff.


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Three current and former Michigan judges are on the shortlist to be the next United States Supreme Court Justice. President Donald Trump says he has a list of 25 potential candidates that he will choose from. Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire in July.    


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A supporter of President Donald Trump who is running for Congress in suburban Detroit says a private club has stopped her from holding a fundraiser because of her political views.

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A group trying to get a redistricting measure on the November ballot says arguments against the measure by the state Attorney General are redundant.


Michigan Capitol
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Michigan will put 100 million dollars toward skilled trades training and career exploration. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law Tuesday.    


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Democrats in the state House want to get rid of a law they say protects drug companies that knowingly make or sell harmful drugs.


Rick Snyder
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Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage.

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A suburban Detroit official accused of taking bribes from a trash hauler has been convicted of corruption.

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The Detroit Regional Chamber's political action committee is endorsing Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer in their gubernatorial primary races.

Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer, businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed
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The three Democrats running for Michigan governor met for their first televised debate Wednesday night, with two decrying corporate financial influence on state politics while a third...

Michigan voters likely will be asked if they want to create a commission to draw districts for seats in Congress and the state Legislature.

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The Michigan Supreme Court says judges, not juries, have the sole power to decide whether someone under 18 gets life in prison without parole.

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