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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office is ready to prosecute any efforts to use intimidation or misinformation to illegally swing the November elections.

Republican challenger Paul Junge will face off against Democrat incumbent Rep. Elissa Slotkin for Michigan's eighth congressional district. Slotkin flipped the longtime Republican district from red to blue in 2018.
Photos courtesy of the Junge and Slotkin campaigns

Campaigning in one of Michigan’s most competitive congressional districts, like many other things, looks different this year. After freshman Democrat Elissa Slotkin flipped the eighth district from red to blue in 2018, Republican challenger Paul Junge is vying to take it back.  

Judge: Michigan Must Count Absentee Ballots That Arrive Late

Sep 18, 2020
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A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later.

courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer asked business owners to be patient with her executive orders and other actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday there’s not much she can do to stop President Donald Trump or other political campaigns from holding big rallies in Michigan. That’s despite the fact that those rallies violate her executive orders.

Michigan Considers Extension For Lawsuits Naming Late Doctor

Sep 16, 2020
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Two Michigan lawmakers sought Wednesday to expand the state’s statute of limitations for some sexual assault cases to allow more time for accusers of the late sports doctor Robert Anderson to file lawsuits against the University of Michigan.

Michigan Senate
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The Michigan Senate adopted a bill Tuesday that would allow many local governments to prepare absentee ballots to be opened and processed the evening before Election Day. Local clerks say that could shave hours off the process of tallying the ballots.

Jill Biden Campaigns In Michigan For Her Husband

Sep 15, 2020
Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was campaigning for her husband in Michigan Tuesday.

Tasing Of Inmate Sparks Five-Hour Inmate Takeover At UP Prison

Sep 15, 2020
Flickr - Todd Ehlers

The state has temporarily relocated 236 inmates from an Upper Peninsula prison, after some prisoners took over a housing unit at Chippewa Correctional Facility Sunday night.

stack of money
flickr/Ken Teegardin

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s budget chief and the Legislature’s Republican appropriations chairs announced they’re close to a final budget deal before the October 1st deadline.