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Benson, Nessel Defeat Opponents

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Incumbent Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson declared victory over Republican challenger Kristina Karamo late Tuesday night. Benson’s 55% of the vote leads Karamo’s 43% with 86% of votes counted. Benson celebrated her victory alongside another Democrats in

Wendzel Wins Reelection

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State Representative Pauline Wendzel thanked supporters Tuesday as she cruised to reelection in Michigan’s 39th District. She faced Democratic challenger Jared Plonowski in Tuesday’s election. Wendzel told us southwest Michigan has a good advocate in her. “I

Whitmer Wins, Dixon Concedes

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer will lead the state for four more years as Republican challenger Tudor Dixon conceded the election. Dixon says she called Whitmer this morning to wish her well, adding that the state’s success doesn’t rest

Senator Nesbitt Wins Reelection

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Republican state Senator Aric Nesbitt has defeated Democratic challenger Kim Jorgensen Gane. “As we look at the next four years, I think we’re going to continue to try to work to turn our economy around, create jobs

Whitmer Wins Reelection

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From the Associated Press — Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has won a second four-year term. She defeated Republican challenger Tudor Dixon Tuesday in a campaign that focused on their opposing views on abortion. Whitmer is a

MI Voters Approve All Three Ballot Proposals

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Michigan voters have approved all three statewide ballot proposals they were asked to consider Tuesday. This includes Proposal Three, which protects reproductive freedoms, including the right to an abortion, in the state constitution. Proposal One strengthened financial

Huizenga Wins In Fourth District

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Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga easily won reelection Tuesday in the Fourth District. That’s the district that covers northern Berrien County on up to Holland. Huizenga’s district includes St. Joseph, the home of Congressman Fred Upton, who opted

Walberg Declares Victory In Seventh District

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Congressman Tim Walberg stopped in Berrien County on Tuesday as voters across Michigan cast their ballots in the midterms. Walberg easily won reelection, this time in Michigan’s new Seventh District, over Democratic challenger Bart Goldberg. Speaking early

Secretary Of State: MI Turnout Looking Good

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Voters headed to polling precincts across Michigan Tuesday to cast ballots as Campaign 2022 came to a close. Secretary of State office spokesperson Jake Rollow told Michigan News Network Tuesday afternoon turnout was looking good. “We’re seeing

Forrest Raymond Roach

Forrest R. Roach, 93, of Berrien Springs, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at The Timbers of Cass County. A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 9, from 11 AM until 12 PM

Alcohol-Related Deaths Soaring

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New numbers from the CDC show alcohol-related deaths have been soaring. The deaths jumped 26% overall in 2020, and by more than 40% for middle-aged women. Henry Ford psychiatrist Dr. Ron Samarian believes more people are turning

Upton, Others Opposed To USPS Plan

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The mayors of Portage and Kalamazoo are in agreement with Congressman Fred Upton that a plan to consolidate postal sorting into the U.S. Postal Service facility on South 9th Street in Oshtemo instead of at nearly two-dozen