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Gun group challenges polling place firearms ban

Gun rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s ban on openly carrying firearms at or near polling places on Election Day. The rule bars the open carry of guns within 100 feet of a polling location, at a clerk’s office, or where an absentee ballot counting board meets.

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Political experts discuss voter behavior

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is shutting off power for approximately 361,000 customers in Northern California on Sunday to help prevent sparking wildfires amid extreme weather conditions. The utility says the shutoffs are affecting customers across 36 counties as weather forecasts predict wind gusts over 70 mph in some areas combined with dry conditions.

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's closest aides, threw up her hands up into the shape of a "Y" as she danced her way back to the stairs of Air Force One.

Grinning to her left was Trump campaign adviser David Bossie, who was breaking out the same moves — albeit with less precision — as the disco beat for the Village People anthem "YMCA" pounded over the sound system on the tarmac in Pensacola, Fla.

The U.S. Senate voted Sunday afternoon to end debate on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote Monday evening — just over a week before the general election.

In a floor vote mostly along party lines, 51 Republicans advanced Barrett, who's President Trump's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Following the cloture vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proclaimed that "by tomorrow night, we'll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court."

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A gun rights group files a legal challenge to the recently announced ban on open carry at Michigan polling places. Purple Heroine is a new drug of concern in Michigan. This is your news roundup for Friday, October 23. 

Political experts discuss voter behavior

Oct 23, 2020
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Political experts say many voters appear to have hardened their opinions about who they’ll support in the upcoming presidential election.

But just how enthusiastic are they about their preferred candidate? Some voters say they are more excited about voting against one of the presidential contenders than voting for one.

At a town-hall-style listening session with US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Michigan farmers praised federal support of farmers during the pandemic.


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Gun rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s ban on openly carrying firearms at or near polling places on Election Day. The rule bars the open carry of guns within 100 feet of a polling location, at a clerk’s office, or where an absentee ballot counting board meets.

On today's Morning News Roundup, the next week will see a record-amount of political spending in Michigan. 


Doctors say to do the right thing

Oct 22, 2020
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Doctors in charge of Michigan hospitals are asking people in Michigan to do the right thing to slow the spread of COVID-19. That's after COVID-19 related hospital admissions surged by more than 80% in recent weeks.

Pence makes appearance in Waterford Township

Oct 22, 2020
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The latest in a steady stream of people campaigning for President Donald Trump in Michigan was his Vice President. Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham reports.

Courtesy Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Facebook

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bills into law Thursday that show Democrats and Republicans can find room to cooperate on the state’s response to COVID-19.

The bills are the result of bipartisan deal-making. They offer employers more protection from lawsuits and employees more guarantees they can’t be forced to work in situations that could place their health in danger.

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A new report says Michiganders will be exposed to a record-breaking $47-million worth of political advertising this week.

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