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LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is...

Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

Jun. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

The Biden administration has agreed to cancel $6 billion in student loans for about 200,000 former students who say they were defrauded by their colleges, according to a proposed settlement in a Trump-era lawsuit. The agreement filed Wednesday in San Francisco federal court would...

Campus sex assault rules fall short, prompting overhaul call

Jun. 16, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — What Karla Arango says started as a dorm-room sexual assault got even worse as word spread around campus. Her attacker’s fraternity brothers snubbed her, she says, whispering about her in the cafeteria, blocking her phone number and unfriending her on social media. Soon her...

Michigan initiatives miss deadline, will look to Legislature

Jun. 16, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers behind two high-profile proposed laws in Michigan skipped a deadline to potentially appear on November’s ballot and will instead look to get the initiatives approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Of the 10 ballot committees attempting...

Michigan GOP hopeful charged in Jan. 6 riot, roiling primary

Jun. 10, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Republican candidate for Michigan governor and ardent defender of former President Donald Trump was charged with misdemeanors Thursday for his role in the 2021 post-election riot at the U.S. Capitol, further complicating an already messy GOP primary. Ryan Kelley,...

Ex-Detroit top cop loses bid to get on ballot for governor

Jun. 02, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declined to put a former Detroit police chief on the Republican ballot for Michigan governor, the third candidate to lose a court challenge after election staff said campaign petitions were marred by fraudulent signatures. It's a remarkable setback for James...

2 candidates for Michigan governor lose key ballot ruling

Jun. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals kept two Republican candidates off the Aug. 2 primary ballot Wednesday, declaring that election officials suspecting signature fraud had no obligation to examine campaign petitions line by line. The court first ruled against Perry...

Courts have lawsuits from 3 Republicans barred from ballot

May. 30, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two more Republican candidates for governor are suing to get on the Aug. 2 primary ballot, just days before the Michigan lineup must be settled. James Craig filed a lawsuit Friday night in the Court of Claims while Michael Markey went to the Court of Appeals...

Republicans kept off Michigan ballot turn to the courts

May. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Business owner Perry Johnson filed a lawsuit Friday to try to get on Michigan's August primary ballot, the first of many likely legal challenges after five Republican candidates for governor were barred because of too few valid petition signatures. Johnson asked the...

Michigan GOP governor hopefuls off ballot, court fight next

May. 26, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Two of the leading candidates for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor say they will ask the courts to intervene after they were found ineligible Thursday for the August primary, reshaping the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the battleground state this fall. ...