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Dem flips Michigan seat after GOP candidate's rape comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Democratic legislative candidate in Michigan won a special election for a heavily Republican seat over a GOP opponent who made controversial comments about rape, Russia’s war i...

Draft opinion jolts Michigan, where abortion ban is on books

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision reverberated in political battleground Michigan, where a near-total abortion ban may take...

Dems challenge 3 Michigan GOP governor candidates' petitions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Democratic Party said Wednesday it challenged three top Republican gubernatorial candidates' nominating petitions, alleging forged signatures and other issues that c...

Michigan GOP picks candidates with Trump clout on the line

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans met Saturday to pick candidates for statewide races that former President Donald Trump has sought to sway while flirting with another run for the White ...

Trump sways convention races for Michigan AG, elections jobs

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to mold Republicans' 2022 tickets will be put to the test this weekend in Michigan, where thousands of party activists will e...

Michigan lawmaker's forceful speech rebuts 'grooming' attack

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lana Theis opened a Michigan Senate session with an invocation by claiming children are being attacked by “forces" that want to indoctrinate them with ideas their...

Michigan governor sues to secure abortion rights, vacate ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a Michigan court to recognize the right to get an abortion under the state constitution and to overturn a 176-year-old ban i...

EV battery maker LG will add up to 1,200 jobs in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Electric vehicle battery maker LG Energy Solution plans a $1.7 billion expansion in western Michigan that will add up to 1,200 jobs by 2025, officials announced Tuesday. ...

Michigan announces 1st charges in Boy Scouts investigation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities on Wednesday announced the first criminal charges stemming from the state's review of child sexual abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America, charging...

Michigan House candidate denounced for comments about rape

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Top Michigan Republicans on Tuesday denounced a state House candidate over his remarks about rape, the latest in a number of controversial comments from the man who narrowly won ...

Audit: Election bureau does sufficient job, training lags

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections bureau did a sufficient job overall in maintaining the integrity of the voter database, conducting post-election audits and training local clerks — with some...

Sister of Oxford school shooting victim: Mandate gun storage

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The big sister of a teen killed in the rampage at Oxford High School urged Michigan lawmakers Tuesday to pass legislation mandating safe storage of guns, calling it a commonsense...

Betsy DeVos supports Michigan school choice ballot drive

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday backed a Michigan ballot drive to let students attend private schools and pay other educational expenses with accounts funded ...

Hillary Scholten running for Congress in western Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Hillary Scholten said Tuesday she will run for a newly drawn U.S. House seat in western Michigan, looking to seize the party's best shot at representing Grand Rapids in ...

Ballot drive seeks to expand voting in battleground Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan ballot drive that was launched Monday would make it easier to vote, creating more than a week of early voting, letting all voters request an absentee ballot for future...