Stories tagged: "Gov. Gretchen Whitmer"


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.

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.

A Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom on Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Michigan Joins Midwest Partnership to Back Hydrogen as Clean Energy Source

Michigan has joined six other Midwestern states in teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Biden Administration Awards Grant to Tear Down Divisive Detroit Highway

A plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, and the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon supports banning abortion care in Michigan—a scenario that could become much closer to reality if Republicans are elected to Congress in November. (Kyle Kaminski/'Gander Newsroom)
Proposed National Abortion Ban Highlights Future of Reproductive Freedom Under GOP Leadership

Recently proposed legislation makes clear that Republican lawmakers—including those from Michigan—would curtail reproductive freedoms if they take control of Congress. And for voters, that means the future of abortion care will be decided at the polls in November.