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Michigan Swing Town Voters Share Their Thoughts On The Election

Thursday, September 03, 2020

In one of the most closely divided parts of one of the most closely divided states in the U.S., Williamston, Mich., voters weigh in on the election and their worries about the future.

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Michigan Says It Needs More Federal Aid To Survive Economic Effects Of COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Michigan.

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The Pandemic Leaves Many States In Big Budget Trouble

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

States nationwide are facing $200 billion in lost revenue due to stalled economies during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are asking the federal government to step in, or they say big cuts are ahead.

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Barbers Cut Hair On The Michigan Capitol Lawn To Protest Anti-Coronavirus Shutdown

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

They set up card tables and generators to power the clippers, and people lined up. There were no temperature checks, few people wearing masks, and little to no social distancing.

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Protesters Offer Free Haircuts At Michigan Capitol To Defy Stay-At-Home Order

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Getting a haircut has become a rallying cry of those opposing stay-at-home orders across the U.S. A group of protesters in Michigan is now offering free haircuts on the capitol lawn.

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Michigan Stay-At-Home Order Protesters Threaten Governor Online

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been threatened online by the protesters. They have organized another demonstration against the stay-at-home order at the State Capitol on Thursday.

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Heavily Armed Protesters Gather Again At Michigan Capitol To Decry Stay-At-Home Order

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been threatened online with violence by opponents who have organized another demonstration at the State Capitol on Thursday.

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Michigan Stay-At-Home Order Prompts Honking, Traffic-Jam Protest

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Demonstrators jammed streets around the state Capitol on Wednesday, saying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order goes too far.

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Lawmakers Defy Warnings, Continue To Meet In Capitols Across The Country

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Many state legislative sessions were cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now lawmakers, itching to complete state business, are reconvening despite health warnings.

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Michigan Ballot Delays Could Impact Election Night Results

Friday, March 06, 2020

The swing state added a new law that makes it easier to cast an absentee ballot. But election officials warn that other laws will make it hard for them to count the expected rush of absentee ballots.

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The Political Fight For Michigan

Saturday, December 21, 2019

President Trump won Michigan by about 11,000 votes in 2016. His campaign is working hard to keep the state in his column and is hoping those efforts could also net the GOP a Senate seat next year.

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In Michigan, Swing District Democrat Says She Supports Impeachment

Monday, December 16, 2019

First-term Democratic lawmaker Elissa Slotkin announced Monday that she intends to vote to impeach President Trump. Voters in the closely-divided Michigan district are watching closely.

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Swing District Voters React To Impeachment Hearings

Sunday, November 24, 2019

In a swing part of the swing state of Michigan, voters are reacting to the impeachment hearings. Their responses might be a barometer of the the American public sees the proceedings.

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At Michigan State, Students Protect Their Mascot From Mischievous Rivals

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Michigan State University band members are standing guard over Sparty, the mascot statue, ahead of the big game against the University of Michigan to prevent it from being dressed in rival colors.

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GM Suppliers Hurting From Autoworkers Strike, Too

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The UAW strike against GM is in its fourth week, and businesses that supply the automaker are losing millions each day. In Lansing, Mich., more than 11,000 people who supply parts are out of work.

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'What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?' Frederick Douglass, Revisited

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Two readings, 165 years apart, addressed to a nation at a precarious political moment. Why Frederick Douglass' famous 1852 anti-slavery speech is still read — and still resonates — in 2017.

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