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Michigan News

Republican candidates, minus Craig, meet for 1st debate

LANSING — Republicans running for Michigan governor met in their first debate Thursday night, all staunchly opposing abortion before the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is potentially overturned while disagreeing on exceptions and whether former President Donald Trump won the state's 2020 ...

Michigan’s voluntary aid program for troopers’ families ends

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has ended a decadeslong voluntary program that provided money to families of deceased troopers. An official said participation has "declined steadily in modern times" due to the availability of life insurance and changes in retirement benefits, ...

Here’s how to get better mileage

DETROIT — The dollars-and-cents counter on the gas pump seems to be spinning faster these days with U.S. prices hitting another record high on Tuesday. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded hit $4.37, according to AAA, 17 cents higher than just a week ago. Last year at this ...

Michigan Legislature puts term limits prop on ballot

LANSING — Michigan voters in November will decide whether to revise some of the country’s strictest legislative term limits and require state elected officials to report information about their finances to avoid conflicts of interest. The Legislature on Tuesday unveiled the proposed ...

Woman in wheelchair struck, killed

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 39-year-old woman has been struck and killed by a vehicle while trying to cross a southwestern Michigan road in a wheelchair. Emily Rudman was hit about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on M-139 in Royalton Township, the Berrien County sheriff’s office said. Rudman, ...

Police ID body as missing man

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A body found in a Pontiac lake by a father and son has been identified as that of a 31-year-old man who went missing in December, officials said. Police said Friday the body is that of Ryan Patrick Pitts of Pontiac and that his body was positively identified through ...