In a leap forward for voter access, Oakland County is the first county in the state that will pay for postage on all ballots returned by mail. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Absentee Ballot Postage Could Be Free, Thanks to Michigan SOS Benson

To help ensure November’s election goes smoothly, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is reimbursing $2 million in pre-paid postage for absentee ballot returns.

Midland flood
Michigan Will Assess Remaining Portion of Failed Dam

State investigators announced Monday that they will be assessing the remaining portions of the dams that broke in May.

Whitmer to join the candidates and others at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
How to Watch Gov. Whitmer Speak at the DNC

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and the DNC have big plans to bring the conference straight to you this year.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill Expanding Healthcare Providers’ Immunity During Pandemic

Legal loopholes are the source of a back-and-forth between Michigan's governor and the State Legislature.

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Miami of Ohio quarterback Brett Gabbert throws during the second half of the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. With the MAC’s 12 schools facing a significant financial burden by trying to maintain costly coronavirus protocols, the conference’s university presidents made the decision to explore a spring season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
After MAC Surrenders to the Pandemic, Will Other Leagues Follow?

Michigan college athletes will sit out due to the suspended season.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Could Whitmer Be Biden’s VP? Secret Meeting Raises Eyebrows.

It looks like Michigan’s governor is being considered for a major promotion.

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Michigan Primary Results: 6 Things You May Have Missed

From major showdowns to preparing to hold a massive, absentee-focused election, Michigan already is already looking ahead to November’s election.