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Whitmer says Trump election threats are ‘sinister’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that efforts by President Donald Trump, his campaign and his administration to potentially undermine the integrity of the election...

Michigan COVID-19 report: Ingham Co. says 1,250 cases linked to MSU

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 118,615 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,692 have died...

Duggan plans to shut down most of Detroit city govt. for...

Citing concerns that President Donald Trump could attempt to declare victory prior to all absentee votes being counted in the Nov. 3 presidential election,...

Clerk says don’t put mail-in ballots in toilets after yard sign...

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum said Friday she filed an election violation complaint with law enforcement after a Mason resident placed a sign in...

Some clerks could get extra day to process ballots, but SOS...

The Michigan Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow some local clerks more time to process ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.  Senate Bill...

DHHS: 11 K-12 schools, 16 colleges have coronavirus outbreaks

At least 11 public schools and 16 colleges and universities are reporting new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to new data released by the...

Whitmer, Nessel, Dems urge residents to vote during virtual rally

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and a bevy of other Michigan Democratic politicians during a Saturday virtual rally conveyed support for Democratic...

Michigan can’t count absentee ballots until Election Day. A local clerk...

Updated, 1:31 p.m., 9/11/20, with comments from Gov. Whitmer's office Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum this week sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and...

Detroit lawmakers call for investigation into police violence against protesters

A group of elected officials this week called for an independent investigation into use of force by Detroit police against protesters and journalists over...

Lansing, Detroit and northern Michigan regions lag in last-minute census push

Census workers across the state have just under a month left to count every Michigander under a sped-up timeline. In total, 85.1% of Michigan households...

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