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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 14, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Detroit News. November 9, 2022. Editorial: Will Dems do to Michigan what they’ve done to America? Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won an impressive victory Tuesday, and in doing so grabbed the brass ring for a political CEO: a Legislature totally controlled by her own party....

2 incumbent Michigan Democrats defeat election deniers

Nov. 09, 2022 10:49 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Democrat attorney general and secretary of state have won reelection, fending off challenges from Republicans who gained prominence in the state party through loyalty to former President Donald Trump and pushing his false claims of a stolen election in 2020. ...

2 Michigan races pit incumbent Democrats vs election deniers

Nov. 08, 2022 13:33 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats hope to keep control of two key Michigan statewide offices Tuesday, as the incumbent attorney general and secretary of state both face challenges from Republicans endorsed by former President Donald Trump and who have embraced his lies about the 2020 election. ...

Michigan man gets 70 to 100 years for hammer murders

Nov. 02, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in the hammer killings of two women after he showed cellphone photos of their beaten bodies to sheriff’s deputies during a traffic stop was sentenced Wednesday to 70 to100 years in prison. Kiernan Brown, 30, of Delta Township, was sentenced in...

GOP's Cheney visits Michigan to support Democrat Slotkin bid

Nov. 02, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney visited Michigan on Tuesday to support Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who the the Wyoming representative crossed party lines to endorse last week in a first. “If we want to ensure the survival of our republic, we have to...

GOP's Cheney endorses Michigan Democrat Slotkin in a first

Oct. 27, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat. Cheney, of Wyoming, announced...

Driver is struck, killed by another car after hitting deer

Oct. 18, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — A man who got out of his car after striking a deer was killed by another vehicle in central Michigan, authorities said. The 33-year-old Shepherd man was hit Monday when the driver of the second car swerved to avoid a crash on U.S. 127, near Mount...

Michigan State U. leader, hired after Nassar scandal, quits

Oct. 13, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The president of Michigan State University announced his resignation Thursday, apparently unable to fend off challenges by the school's governing board, three years after he was hired in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. Samuel Stanley Jr....

Badgers, Spartans try to salvage seasons that have gone awry

Oct. 12, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Call it the Big Ten’s midseason “Disappointment Bowl.” Michigan State was 15th and Wisconsin 18th in the preseason AP Top 25. As they prepare to face off Saturday at East Lansing, neither team has a winning record and one has made a coaching change. ...

Man slain after exchanging gunfire with police in Lansing

Oct. 04, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man has been shot and killed while exchanging gunfire with police outside a home in Lansing. Officers were attempting to serve a search warrant about 5 a.m. Tuesday when the man threatened them with a weapon, Police Chief Ellery Sosebee told reporters. ...