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Michigan

  1. politics
    The GOP’s 2018 Autopsy: Democracy Is Our EnemyRepublicans heard the electorate’s message loud and clear — and are doing everything they can to shrink that electorate, and nullify its verdict.
  2. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  3. miss america
    Miss Michigan Calls Out State for Flint Water Crisis in Her Miss America Intro“From a state with 84 percent of the U.S. fresh water, but none for its residents to drink, I’m Miss Michigan.”
  4. Trump’s Push In Michigan’s Primaries Could Haunt the GOP This FallTrump’s intervention has skewed the Michigan GOP Senate and gubernatorial primaries toward his favorites, but November’s another matter.
  5. Can Leftism Win in the Midwest? Abdul El-Sayed’s Campaign May Give Us an Answer.The Michigan gubernatorial candidate is radical, uncompromising, and policy-minded. If he pulls off an upset, he may change the Democratic Party.
  6. Michigan Case Illustrates the Overlap Between Racial and Partisan GerrymanderingMichigan Republicans bragged about concentrating “Dem garbage” and minimizing impact of black voters. Is this too much or not enough for the courts?
  7. true crime
    Woman Baked Laxative-Filled Brownies for Co-worker’s Good-bye PartyBye!
  8. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  9. Michigan’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement Comes With a Racist TwistThe bill exempts residents of high-unemployment rural areas, but hangs those in high-unemployment cities out to dry.
  10. The Most Unhinged Political Ad of 2018 Is Already HereFormer Michigan congressman Kerry Bentivolio is attempting a comeback, sporting a terrifying new ad.
  11. crime
    Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill CNN Employees Over ‘Fake News’He reportedly told them “your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.”
  12. promises
    This Woman’s Hilarious Campaign Ad Takes on Sexual Harassment in Politics“Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting?”
  13. milk money
    World’s Best Kindergartner Crowdfunds $5,000 to Buy Classmates’ MilkShe’s raised enough to give them milk for more than four years.
  14. the chain gang
    Domino’s Is Testing Driverless Cars That Make Door Delivery Your ProblemA trial starting today in Michigan will see if customers “like the idea.”
  15. Poll: Trump Embarrasses More Than 60 Percent of Voters in 3 Crucial StatesTrump’s response to Charlottesville doesn’t seem to have gone over so well in the three states that narrowly handed him last year’s election.
  16. immigration
    A Michigan Restaurant Owner Refused to Let ICE Agents Enter Her KitchenThe agents reportedly showed up looking “pretty equipped.”
  17. Flint, Michigan, Airport Stabbing Investigated As Act of TerrorismA Canadian man shouted “Allahu akbar” and stabbed a police officer in the neck.
  18. Michigan Health Chief Charged With Manslaughter for Role in Flint Water CrisisNick Lyon may be held criminally liable for suppressing information about a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed 12 in the Flint area.
  19. ICE Agents Ate Breakfast at a Restaurant — Then Detained 3 of Its EmployeesAn owner in Ann Arbor, Michigan, makes the shocking accusation.
  20. Will the Reality of President Trump Help Reverse the Black Turnout Slump?A sharp drop off in African-American voting helped Trump defeat Clinton. Democrats need a way to reverse that without Obama on the ballot.
  21. sugar rush
    Mountain Dew Spill Creates ‘Huge Foaming Event’ at Pepsi PlantIt triggered the state’s Pollution Emergency Alert System.
  22. celebrity politics
    Kid Rock Could Be a Senate Candidate in Michigan’s 2018 RaceRunning on the campaign promise of “bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy.”
  23. ice cream wars
    Two Michigan Towns Are Locked in a Raging Ice-Cream Sundae BattleHundreds of gallons of ice cream have perished.
  24. Donald Trump Is Not Going to Win MichiganAs a native of the state, I am frankly offended by the notion.
  25. head scratchers
    Domino’s Won’t Force Delivery Guy to Repay Money Stolen From Him After AllPer company policy, the chain could have demanded it back, though.
  26. drone deliveries
    Fro-Yo, Too, Is Now Delivered by DroneOrange Leaf is testing what’s hopefully the world’s fastest delivery service.
  27. Clinton Takes Lead in Post-Debate Polls of 4 Battleground StatesCrushing Trump in a nationally televised debate seems to be paying off.
  28. women's health
    Michigan Hospital Refused to Treat a Woman’s Miscarriage on Religious PrinciplesAnd a Michigan court just ruled that the hospital won’t be held legally responsible.
  29. love and war
    Pro-Life Republican’s Wife Opens Up About Her Abortion“It’s haunted me. It’s made me weep. … But now, it’s time for me to tell my story.”
  30. Crime Scene
    Whole Foods Poisoner May Have Mental IllnessThis saga gets sadder.
  31. Dumb Criminals
    FBI Apprehends Whole Foods Customer It Says Sprayed Mouse Poison in the StoreOfficials believe he also did it in about 15 other grocery stores.
  32. Dumb Criminals
    FBI After Man Who Contaminated a Whole FoodsThe store had to dump everything on its prepared food bars.
  33. is it too late now to say sorry
    Felon Apologizes in Court to the Tune of Adele’s ‘Hello’He was, unfortunately, still sentenced to at least three years in prison.
  34. Sanders Beats Clinton in Big Michigan Primary UpsetSanders managed to hang onto his narrow lead.
  35. GOP Candidates Have High Hopes for Tuesday’s Primaries — Except for Rubio Four Republican contests are mostly table-setters for the potentially decisive March 15 primaries.
  36. Flint Residents Protest for $15 Minimum Wage in Face of Water CrisisHundreds rallied outside Sunday’s Democratic debate.
  37. Michigan Gives Flint Residents $30 Million to Pay Water BillsThe money will pay for clean water through April.
  38. awful things
    Michigan Uber Driver Kills 6 in Random Shooting SpreeHe may have been taking fares between the shootings.
  39. Flint Cases Could Yield Manslaughter ChargesAlso, Flint residents got a boil-your-water advisory Wednesday.
  40. Flint State Workers Got Bottled Water a Year AgoFrom bad to worse.
  41. Obama Declares Federal Emergency Over Flint, Michigan, Water SupplyAnd the many failures to protect the city’s residents have now become a presidential-campaign issue.
  42. Troops to Aid City That’s Gone Months Without Drinkable Tap Water, in AmericaThe National Guard heads to Flint, where 99,000 Americans have been drinking tainted tap water for months.
  43. Shots Fired
    Restaurant Owner Defends American Sniper by Banning Seth Rogen andBecause those guys really want to visit his steakhouse.
  44. Customer Service
    This Unpleasant Exchange With a Customer Got a Domino’s Manager FiredIt all went down after the customer asked for white sauce and got “light sauce.”
  45. Drunk Woman Picked the Wrong Place to Mistake for a Bar A jail.
  46. Michigan Democrat Claims GOP Distributed His Sick Mom’s NumberShe’s in hospice care for a heart failure.
  47. Theodore Wafer Found Guilty of Murder in Renisha McBride ShootingThe Michigan man who killed a teenager on his porch was convicted on three counts.
  48. Absolutely Horrifying Craigslist Murder Leaves Pregnant Teen, Boyfriend DeadThe shocking case in Michigan has the grisliest details imaginable.
  49. Sotomayor’s Epic Affirmative-Action-Ban DissentThe court ruled against her 6 to 2.
  50. Michigan’s Ban on Gay Marriage Also UnconstitutionalThe latest to fall.
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