Thousands of absentee ballots were rejected during the state’s primary election in August due to a number of issues. But the 2 percent rejection rate isn’t unusual because it matches the historical rejection levels.
The city is hoping that the 30 drop-off boxes will ease voters’ worries ahead of the general election. But the state is still encouraging voters to cast their ballots early to avoid build up on Election Day.
By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press | October 9, 2020
The FBI has arrested at least six men for their plans to overthrow the state government and kidnap political leaders. The group considered several ways of achieving its goals, including peaceful and violent options.
By Nelson Oliveira, New York Daily News | October 8, 2020
It’s a tragedy for tenants when they can’t pay the rent. It can also be a disaster for small landlords who need that rent money to live on, not to mention local governments that depend on property tax revenue.
By J. Brian Charles, Contributor | October 8, 2020
The state’s Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Whitmer’s COVID executive orders were unconstitutional but Michigan’s workplace safety administration says the workplace safety violations for COVID shouldn’t be invalidated.
Farmers are taking their own lives in greater numbers as they cope with falling commodity prices, bad weather and isolation. To help, a small, dedicated group of health-care workers dole out hope and support.
By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller | October 7, 2020