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LANSING, Mich | Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

LANSING, Mich — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide if the drug should be legal … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Marijuana backers look for Midwest breakthrough in November

LANSING, Mich | Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states

LANSING, Mich — Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states. Michigan and North Dakota, where voters previously authorized medical marijuana, will decide now if the drug should be … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states

LANSING, Mich | GOP-led Legislature may stymie 2 Michigan ballot drives

LANSING, Mich  — Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later. The unprecedented strategy is being pushed within the GOP-led Legislature so it’s easier … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | GOP-led Legislature may stymie 2 Michigan ballot drives

Mich | Ex-Michigan State coach latest charged amid Nassar fallout

LANSING, Mich — Michigan State University’s former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages is accused of lying to an investigator in June, when she denied witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by Nassar. … Continue reading Mich | Ex-Michigan State coach latest charged amid Nassar fallout

LANSING, Mich. | Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. — Call it Michigan’s pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in Michigan and is part of the … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

LANSING, Mich.  — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan’s first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump. Schuette and Whitmer — both veteran officeholders — easily bested their opponents in Tuesday’s … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan