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Authorities have detected the high levels of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in deer in several states, including Michigan.
‘Forever Chemicals’ in Deer Pose Challenges for Michigan Hunters

Wildlife agencies across the US are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer—and that's prompting health advisories in places like Michigan, where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the economy.

Paul Bellar, middle, appears before Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 for trial in Jackson, Mich. Paul Bellar, Joseph Morrison and Pete Musico are charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP, Pool)
Prosecutor: Men Planned to ‘Target’ Cops to Assist in Whitmer Kidnapping

Each man is charged with three crimes related to a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, including providing material support for a terrorist act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.

Former President Donald Trump tosses caps to the crowd as he steps onstage during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)
Donald Trump Came to Michigan for Tudor Dixon. He Brought the Conspiracy Theories With Him.

Trump's rallies have always attracted a broad swath of supporters. But after spending much of the last two years obsessively peddling false claims of a stolen election, Trump is increasingly attracting those who have broken with reality—including conspiracy theorists in Michigan.

Registering to vote is a simple process in Michigan.
How Do I Register to Vote in Michigan?

Before you head to the polls to decide which candidates are best to lead Michigan into a brighter future, it’s important to understand the basics of how to make your voice heard—including some key steps you need to take and deadlines you have to meet to cast your vote this year.

Kelly Dillaha, second from left, talks during a Red Wine and Blue event in Utica, Mich., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Michigan Women Fight for Reproductive Freedom—1 Chat at a Time

Michigan is one of a handful of places where reproductive freedom will be on the ballot in November, after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June and left the issue to states to decide. A ban approved in 1931 was suspended, then struck down by state court rulings—but it is no guarantee that the procedure won't one day be outlawed.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: 3 More Men on Trial in ‘Heinous’ Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

A scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 will get yet another airing in a different court when three men face trial this week.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks to a crowd at a GOP rally in Lansing. ('Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Tudor Dixon Slammed for ‘Dangerous Rhetoric’ on Whitmer Kidnapping Plot

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tudor Dixon on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the governor—remarks that Democrats have since sharply criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime.