Cheyna Roth

Reporter

Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, based at the state capitol in Lansing. Her reports are heard daily on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR.

Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN.

Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker.

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The state legislature is resurrecting legislation to end mandatory, unlimited medical benefits for car crash victims. 

Proponents of the current system say the law makes sure victims are taken care of. But Republicans have been trying for years to scale back the coverage for catastrophic car crash victims.

Wednesday was the annual Second Amendment March in Lansing. Gun enthusiasts took to the Capitol for speeches and mass open-carrying of firearms.

 

According to the march’s website, they met for a, “peaceful gathering to demonstrate the political strength of Michigan’s legal gun owners and Second Amendment advocates.”

 

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