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This combo of images provided by the Kent County, Mich., Jail. shows Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox. Jury selection started Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in the second trial of the two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 over their disgust with restrictions early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prosecutors are putting Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. on trial again after a jury in April couldn't reach a verdict. Two co-defendants were acquitted and two more pleaded guilty earlier. (Kent County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Prosecutor: Two Men Wanted to Start ‘Second American Revolution’ by Kidnapping Whitmer

Two anti-government extremists sought to spark a "second American revolution" by kidnapping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Benton Harbor to meet with homeowners and inspect the progress made on replacing the city’s lead service lines on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Whitmer Tests Positive for COVID-19 Amid Rise in Cases

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Election Guide: Where Do Michigan’s Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Education?

Whoever sits behind the governor’s desk in Michigan over the next four years will play a critical role in protecting public education.

Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon stands next to former President Donald Trump. (Source: Tudor Dixon Facebook)
Tudor Dixon on the Issues: Forced Birth, Bigotry and the Big Lie

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon bills herself as a “political outsider” who will make the state more friendly to families and business, but in many ways, her priorities may threaten to make Michigan less welcoming.

Michigan Republican candidates for governor Ryan Kelley, of Allendale, from left, Garrett Soldano, of Mattawan, Tudor Dixon, of Norton Shores and Kevin Rinke, of Bloomfield Township, appear at a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 6, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8 via AP)
Polling Shows Disconnect Between Republican Candidates and Voters

New polling shows that the views of most voters in Michigan’s Republican primary conflict with those of the five GOP gubernatorial candidates.

Michigan Republican candidates for governor Ryan Kelley, of Allendale, from left, Garrett Soldano, of Mattawan, Tudor Dixon, of Norton Shores and Kevin Rinke, of Bloomfield Township, appear at a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 6, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8 via AP)
Spectacle in Michigan Governor’s Race Threatens GOP’s Bid for Governor

The Republican primary race for governor is shaping up as a battle of whose personal baggage is the least disqualifying.

Adam Dean Fox, left, and Barry Croft Jr. on April 8, 2022. (Kent County Sheriff and Delaware Department of Justice via AP File)
Second Trial Set for Men Charged in Whitmer Plot

Following a jury’s acquittal in April, two men will face another criminal trial for allegedly scheming to kidnap the governor. DETROIT—A judge on Thursday set Aug. 9 for a second trial for two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A jury in April acquitted two other men but couldn’t reach a...