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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries

Kansas Republicans on Tuesday soundly rejected the Senate bid of Kris W. Kobach, a polarizing figure in state politics and a staunch ally of President Trump’s, choosing instead to nominate a conservative congressman from rural Kansas who was the preferred choice of party leaders in Kansas and Washington. Mr. Kobach was defeated in the primary […]

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Primary Election Voters Start a Virus-Era Wait for Results

As the coronavirus continues to ravage large areas of the country, disrupting the nation’s political process, voters in several states including Michigan, Missouri and Kansas were rendering verdicts on fierce advocates for both parties’ bases on Tuesday, in some of the last remaining primaries before November’s general election. It was another test of the mail-in […]

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Sheriff Joe, Kris Kobach, and Rashida Tlaib Are on the Ballot in 2020’s Last Big Primary Night

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. WASHINGTON — The 2020 general election is less than three months away, but primary season isn’t quite done — and Tuesday’s elections include some major contests to determine the future of both parties. The race with the biggest national implications is going down in […]

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Today’s Primary Elections: What to Watch For

WASHINGTON — Five states hold primary elections Tuesday, with voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington State choosing nominees for Congress and local offices. The day’s most significant contest is the Republican Senate primary race in Kansas, where Kris Kobach, a firebrand supporter of President Trump who lost the 2018 governor’s race in the […]

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Republican State Senator and Hater of Pandemic Emergency Measures Tests Positive for COVID-19

Photo: Facebook On Sunday, Michigan Republican State Senator Tom Barrett learned that life comes at you fast. Advertisement See, Barrett is a bit of a COVID-19 denier. He even sponsored a bill to limit Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers, which included making masks mandatory. And then Sunday evening, Barrett learned that he had tested […]

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University mandates wearable COVID-19 tracker, sparking student protest

Despite the continued spread of COVID-19 throughout the world, schools have developed reopening plans for the fall semester — some with fully remote classes, others in traditional classrooms. Having opted to open both classrooms and residence halls, Michigan’s Oakland University will require residents and staff to wear COVID-19 trackers, a move that has led to […]

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Michigan Appeals Court Grants Release of Black Girl Who Was Detained After Not Doing Online Homework

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A 15-year-old Black girl who was being detained in a juvenile facility in Detroit for failing to complete online schoolwork has been granted release by the Michigan Court of Appeals. Advertisement The teenage girl in question, referred to as Grace to protect her privacy, had been held in detention at the Children’s […]

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Court Frees Michigan Teen Who Was Held for Skipping Online Schoolwork

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday freed a 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl whose detention at a juvenile facility drew widespread criticism after a county judge ordered that she be held for failing to complete her online schoolwork. After the court granted an emergency order, the girl, who is being called Grace to protect her […]

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Black Girl Detained Since May for Missed Homework Is Finally Being Released to Her Mom

iStock / Getty Images Plus The 15-year-old Black girl who was being kept at a juvenile facility in Oakland County, Michigan, for failing to do her class assignments, has finally been granted her release. A three-judge appellate panel with the Michigan Court of Appeals determined Friday that the teen, who is known only by the […]

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Calls Grow for Michigan Mayor to Resign After Saying He Could See How Someone Becomes a White Supremacist

Photo: SETH HERALD (Getty Images) In Harper Woods, Mich., protests have been ongoing since the death of Priscilla Slater, a Black woman, while in police custody in June. The town’s longtime mayor is now facing growing calls to resign because of comments he made sympathizing with white supremacists after his wife got into an altercation […]

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Virus-Driven Push to Release Juvenile Detainees Leaves Black Youth Behind

WASHINGTON — Black youth detained in juvenile justice facilities have been released at a far slower rate than their white peers in response to the coronavirus, according to a new report that also found that the gap in release rates between the two groups had nearly doubled over the course of the pandemic. The report, […]

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Michigan Threatens to Slip From Trump as He Goes Quiet on Airwaves

President Trump’s campaign has quietly receded from the television airwaves in Michigan in recent weeks, shifting money elsewhere as one of the key Midwestern states that powered his surprise victory in 2016 threatens to move more firmly back into the Democratic column in 2020. Michigan began the year with expectations that it would be one […]

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Dangerous Restraints Were Routine at Youth Home Where 7 Staffers Fatally Held Down a Black Teen

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Cornelius Fredrick was a skilled three-point shooter, a goofball who loved making his friends laugh, and an aspiring rapper who went by the name Corn Bands. The Black 16-year-old wanted to be a therapist when he grew up, to give back to […]

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Dangerous Restraints Were Routine at This Youth Home. Then a Black Teen Died.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Cornelius Fredrick was a skilled three-point shooter, a goofball who loved making his friends laugh, and an aspiring rapper who went by the name Corn Bands. The Black 16-year-old wanted to be a therapist when he grew up, to give back to […]

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Gretchen Whitmer: Mask Up, America

LANSING, Mich. — My state was hit hard by Covid-19. For many weeks, we had the nation’s third-highest number of deaths despite having only the 10th-largest population. As a result, we took some of the most aggressive measures in the country in the fight against the disease, and our hard work paid off. Our actions […]

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Judge Denies Release for 15-Year-Old Detained for Not Doing Homework

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) It’s truly disheartening how quickly the American judicial system works to lock Black youth up. If you had any skepticism about how efficiently the school-to-prison pipeline works, the case of a 15-year-old girl in Michigan who was sent to juvenile detention for not doing her homework should quickly dispel it. Her case […]

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Judge Declines to Release Girl, 15, Held for Skipping Online Schoolwork

A judge on Monday denied a motion to release a Michigan teenager who has been held at a juvenile detention facility since May for not completing her online coursework, the latest development in a case that has raised a national outcry. Judge Mary Ellen Brennan of the Oakland County Circuit Court ruled that the teenager, […]

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Following Viral Article, More Than 30,000 Call for Release of Black Teen Incarcerated for Not Doing Her Schoolwork

Screenshot: Change.org Earlier this week, ProPublica and the Detroit Free Press published a story about a 15-year-old Black girl, identified only as Grace, who is currently detained in a Michigan juvenile detention center for not keeping up with her schoolwork. The article, which went viral, chronicled the struggles between Grace, her mother and the legal […]

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Read My Lips: Michigan’s Governor Issues a Warning

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Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: A Battle With 2020 Implications

LANSING, Mich. — Beyond being the women leading Michigan’s state government, Gretchen Whitmer, Dana Nessel and Jocelyn Benson have a lot in common. All three are Democratic lawyers and part of Generation X, with long lists of accomplishments. Ms. Whitmer was the first woman to lead the Democratic caucus in the State Senate. Ms. Nessel […]

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Lawyer for Michigan Couple Who Pulled Gun on Black Family Says They Were Victims of ‘Ethnic Intimidation’

Screenshot: WXYZ Detroit If it’s one thing white women know how to do, it’s to turn on the tears when they need to turn off the heat from their own behavior. Advertisement Jillian Wuestenberg is now tapping into that super power to fight back against the charges of felonious assault slapped against her and her […]

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