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Brian Calley, Bill Schuette
Michigan.gov

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is opening a new attack against Bill Schuette in the Republican gubernatorial primary, accusing him of not working much as attorney general.

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An anti-gerrymandering group is airing its first TV ad in a campaign to persuade voters to change how Michigan congressional and legislative districts are drawn.

Interim Michigan State University president, John Engler, will testify before a U-S Senate Subcommittee Tuesday. He’ll talk about the improvements the school has made in response to sexual assaults by M-S-U sports doctor Larry Nassar. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has directed an agency to continue investigating complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity despite the state attorney general has declared its interpretation of the law to be invalid.


Jon Hoadley
Rick Pluta / WKAR-MSU

Despite many firsts for the LGBTQ community in the United States, Michigan has yet to add statewide protections for this group. 


Michigan's Democratic race for governor may generally be more cordial than the Republican battle, where negative TV ads and candidate attacks have been steady for months.

The pivotal moment in Michigan's Republican fight for governor may have occurred long before any of the main contenders had even entered the race.

LGBTQ rally Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Attorney General Bill Schuette says the state’s Civil Rights Commission cannot consider discrimination complaints for sexual orientation or gender identity. As Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports, last May the commission adopted a policy that would have allowed LGBTQ people to file such complaints.


City of Flint water tower
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A federal watchdog is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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Michigan's youngest state representative has been cited for driving with open intoxicants following a May traffic stop along a freeway in suburban Detroit.

Cheyna Roth / NPRN

The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a challenge to a proposed November ballot initiative to change who draws congressional and legislative districts every decade.


Michigan State Capitol Rotunda
WKAR file photo

Twin sisters from western Michigan are running for county commissioner seats, but they aren't endorsing one another.

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

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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.

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