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From left, interpreter Israel Siku, Peter Lyoya, and attorney Ven Johnson watch, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Detroit as Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker explains his decision to charge Grand Rapids police Officer Christopher Schurr with second-degree murder during a press conference at the Michigan State Police sixth district headquarters in Walker. Schurr fatally shot Black motorist Patrick Lyoya on April 4. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Grand Rapids Cop Who Killed Patrick Lyoya Charged With Second Degree Murder

The April 4 killing was recorded by a bystander and video shows Lyoya was on the ground when he was killed. Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said Officer Christopher Schurr acted unreasonably when he shot Lyoya in the back of the head during a traffic stop.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
‘Lone Wolf’ Wisconsin Murder Suspect Had Eyes on Whitmer

Governor ‘will not be bullied or intimidated’ following ‘targeted attack’ in Wisconsin Need to Know Authorities suspect Douglas Uhde killed retired Wisconsin judge John Roemer in a “targeted attack” that may have also included other targets in both state and federal government. A “hit list” found with Uhde reportedly included Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s name. In...

The then-Chief of Detroit Police James Craig speaks with the press about the protests taking place in Detroit, Michigan, June 3, 2020. Photo by Seth Herald via Getty.
UPDATE: Half of Republican Candidates Disqualified After Forgery Scandal

Republican frontrunners for governor were rocked by a forgery scandal that could see them forced out of the race.

Top row from left: Brandon Caserta and Barry Croft; and bottom row from left: Adam Dean Fox and Daniel Harris. Photos provided by Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice.
5 Things You Need to Know About the Trial of Four Men Accused of Plotting to Kidnap Gov. Whitmer

Friday marks the 15th day of the trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap the Michigan governor. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case—here are five things you need to know

Michigan's Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield. Photo by U.P. Politico  U.P. Politico - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Former GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield Accused of Sexual Assault by Sister-in-Law 

“He destroyed me, and has controlled my life since I was 15-16, the past 10-11 years,” Rebekah Chatfield said.

Aiden Watson, who was injured at Oxford High School, attends a vigil with his mother at LakePoint Community Church in Oxford, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing three students and wounding several others, including a teacher. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Oxford HS Shooting Could Affect How Future Gun Violence is Punished

From charges against the parents of the shooter to future gun measures, here is how the Oxford High School shooting last month is changing how we view who is responsible for school shootings. 

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‘Our World Could Be So Much Better’: Michigan Women Open Up About Life After Prison

In prison, people find passions and ways to contribute to the common good. But once released, they’re left without much guidance.