Tag: Michigan

Understanding Environmental Racism And Its Effect On Black Americans

NewsOne Featured Video Roshonda Snell and her 2 years old daughter sit on their stoop in the house they have been renting for the past 3 years in South Jackson on September 1st, 2022. Their water pressure is lower than usual and the water has a brownish color. They often stock up on cases of […]

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Detroit Highway That Segregated Black Neighborhoods Will Finally Be Demolished With Buttigieg Grant

Detroit Highway Which Segregated Black Neighborhoods Will Finally Be Demolished With Buttigieg Grant Today, Buttigieg joined Mayor Mike Duggan and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and talked about the project’s importance in helping the Black communities of Detroit. Advertisement From the Department of Transportation: Here in Detroit, when I-375 was built in 1964, they literally bulldozed […]

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Political Campaigns Flood Streaming Video With Custom Voter Ads

Over the last few weeks, tens of thousands of voters in the Detroit area who watch streaming video services were shown different local campaign ads pegged to their political leanings. Digital consultants working for Representative Darrin Camilleri, a Democrat in the Michigan House who is running for State Senate, targeted 62,402 moderate, female — and […]

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First Kansas, Next Michigan and Beyond as Abortion Ballot Measures Spread

The inclusion of an abortion-rights referendum on Michigan’s November ballot has given Democrats hope for a wave of enthusiastic voter turnout on Election Day as the movement to allow voters to decide the issue directly sweeps outward from the first state that did so, Kansas. Democrats in Michigan say the referendum will supercharge activism among […]

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Abortion Opponents Couldn’t Kill This Ballot Initiative Over Line ‘Spacing’

Abortion rights activists gather during a “Restore Roe” rally at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, on September 7, 2022. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP via Getty Images) Just five weeks after Kansas stunned the nation by voting in overwhelming numbers to preserve abortion rights in the state, voters in Michigan will also have […]

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Michigan Voters Will Decide Abortion Rights Question, Court Says

The Michigan Supreme Court said Thursday that voters would decide in November whether to add protections for abortion rights to the State Constitution, reversing the decision of a state board that had not allowed the proposal onto the ballot because of typographical problems on petition forms. The vote could shape the future of abortion access […]

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How Michigan Resisted Far Right Extremism

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A brutal plot to abduct the governor. An armed protest in the galleries of the State Capitol. A candidate for governor who stormed the halls of Congress — only to see his popularity rise. In Michigan, you can feel extremism creeping into civic life. Michigan is far from the only state […]

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Daring to Speak Up About Race in a Divided School District

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, American institutions, from corporations to government agencies to nonprofits, found themselves under tremendous pressure to address racism within their organizations and to publicly speak out against its prevalence throughout society. Their responses — proclamations from chief executives, anti-bias trainings, diversity initiatives, ad campaigns — were sincere and searching […]

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Before Midterms, Election Officials Increase Security Over Threats

In Wisconsin, one of the nation’s key swing states, cameras and plexiglass now fortify the reception area of a county election office in Madison, the capital, after a man wearing camouflage and a mask tried to open locked doors during an election in April. In another bellwether area, Maricopa County, Ariz., where beleaguered election workers […]

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Republicans Are Showing Contempt for the Rules

One of the recurring points I make in my column is that the Republican Party, from the most junior state lawmaker to senators in Washington, has turned against many of the hallmarks of a functional political system, including a commitment to fairness and following the process. There are almost always new examples of Republican politicians […]

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Michigan Board Says Abortion Referendum Should Not Go to Voters

A state board in Michigan refused on Wednesday to place an abortion rights referendum on the November ballot because of a dispute over word spacing on the petition, an embarrassing blow to abortion rights supporters who had gathered more than 750,000 signatures. The decision, which came when the Board of State Canvassers deadlocked along party […]

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Thousands in Michigan Without Power After Midwest Storms Kill 2

Severe thunderstorms rolled through southern Michigan and northwest Ohio on Monday, leaving more than 650,000 customers in the region without power and killing two people, including a 14-year-old girl who was electrocuted by a downed power line, the authorities said. A line of storms, which had dissipated by Monday night, produced wind gusts from 60 […]

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Michigan G.O.P. Set to Nominate Election-Denying Lawyer Backed by Trump

Several weeks after the 2020 election, as Donald J. Trump worked to overturn his defeat, he called a Republican lawmaker in Michigan with an urgent request. Mr. Trump had seen a report that made wild claims about rigged voting machines in a rural northern county in the state. He wanted his allies to look into […]

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Two Men Convicted in Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Defense lawyers raised questions about the jury and suggested additional legal action was likely. They said that a ruling from the judge in the case, Robert J. Jonker, prevented them from discussing their jury concerns in detail. Early in the trial, The Detroit News reported that a motion that Mr. Blanchard filed included claims that […]

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An Unidentified Illness Is Killing Dogs in Michigan, Officials Say

An unidentified illness has been sickening and killing dozens of dogs in Michigan in recent weeks, puzzling veterinarians who are racing to determine whether it’s contagious and if there are treatments, local officials said. Most of the affected dogs have been under the age of two. The Otsego County Animal Shelter in Gaylord, Mich., reported […]

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Group Seeks to Block Abortion Vote in Michigan, Citing Typography

Conservative groups in Michigan filed challenges this week to efforts to put two constitutional amendments on the ballot in November, one that would guarantee abortion rights and the other that would expand voting access. The challenge to the abortion amendment was based on a lack of spacing between words, which gave some words the appearance […]

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Big Ten Players Wonder Where They Fit Into a $1 Billion TV Deal

Xavier Johnson, a point guard on the basketball team at Indiana University, echoed Stroud. Johnson said that players’ getting a “small percentage” of the billion-dollar deal would be fair. “People only come in to watch the players play,” he said. Brooks supports athletes earning a portion of the multibillion dollar deal. Still, she said, she’s […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Prosecutors Face Distrust in Second Try to Prove Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Four months after one of the most closely watched domestic terrorism trials in recent history ended with zero convictions, federal prosecutors are trying again to convince Michigan jurors that there was a plot in 2020 to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, set off explosives and foment a civil war. But to prove […]

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Michigan Officials Push to Investigate Matthew DePerno in 2020 Election Scheme

In early 2021, with the turmoil of a bitterly contested presidential contest still fresh, several election clerks in Michigan received strange phone calls. The person on the other end was a Republican state representative who told them their election equipment was needed for an investigation, according to documents from the Michigan attorney general’s office. They […]

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Michigan’s Capitol-Rioter Governor Candidate Finished 4th But Is ‘NOT CONCEDING!’

Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley being interviewed by the news media at the Michigan State Capitol on July 30, 2022 in Lansing, Michigan. ( Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) A Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate who faces misdemeanor charges stemming from his alleged involvement in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol finished well behind the […]

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In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

PHOENIX — With Tuesday’s primary victories in Arizona and Michigan added to those in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Republicans who have disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and who pose a threat to subvert the next one are on a path toward winning decisive control over how elections are run in several battleground states. […]

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In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

PHOENIX — With Tuesday’s primary victories in Arizona and Michigan added to those in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Republicans who have disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and who pose a threat to subvert the next one are on a path toward winning decisive control over how elections are run in several battleground states. […]

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Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base

PHOENIX — Primary victories in Arizona and Michigan for allies of Donald J. Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed his continued influence over the Republican Party, as the former president has sought to cleanse the party of his critics, install loyalists in key swing-state offices and scare off potential 2024 rivals with a show of brute political force. […]

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Why Are Democrats Bankrolling Far-Right Candidates?

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections

A remarkable victory for abortion rights in Kansas, coupled with the defeats of some of the candidates most cut from the mold of Donald J. Trump, sent a clear signal on Tuesday that this year’s midterms are a trickier environment for uncompromising conservatives than Republicans once believed. But there is a twist: In places where […]

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Who Won and Who Lost in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in five states with major primary contests went to the polls on Tuesday. Here’s a rundown of some of the most important wins and losses so far. Arizona Kansas Voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed lawmakers to restrict or ban abortion; it was the first referendum on the issue since the […]

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When We Might Know Results in Today’s Primaries

Results from Tuesday’s elections are some of the most hotly anticipated of the midterm season, with two battleground states among the five hosting major primary contests, a spate of Trump-backed election deniers seeking their party’s nominations and the first post-Roe vote on abortion happening in Kansas. So pour a cup of coffee if you need […]

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Could the G.O.P. Beat Whitmer in Michigan? Party Chaos Has Hurt Its Chances.

PONTIAC, Mich. — “Dear Mr. President,” the letter began. Donald J. Trump’s estranged former education secretary, Betsy DeVos — last seen trying to remove him from office using the 25th Amendment after the Capitol riot — took pen in hand the other day to plead with him to look past Michigan’s no-holds-barred Republican infighting and […]

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