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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Michigan on High Alert as Extremist Plot Also Targeted Police

The anti-government groups that were allegedly plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also had plans to “target and kill police.” Some members had been targeting officers when they were off duty.

By Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press  |  October 12, 2020
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Nearly 4,000 Mail-In Ballots from Connecticut Primary Rejected

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.

By Sten Spinella, The Day  |  October 12, 2020
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Detroit Gears Up for November Election With Early Voting

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
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Plot to Overthrow Michigan Government, Kidnap Whitmer, Blocked

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
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A Group of Retired Republican Governors Comes Out for Biden

Eight former GOP governors are supporting the Democrat for president. They may not change many minds but could provide cover to wavering Republican voters who don't want to re-elect Trump.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 8, 2020
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The COVID-Related Housing Crisis Nobody Mentions

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
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Michigan Says COVID-19 Workplace Fines Aren’t Unconstitutional

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.

By Taylor DesOrmeau, MLive.com  |  October 7, 2020
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Charlotte Will Divert Some 911 Calls to Non-Police Responders

The City Council approved a decision to redirect some 911 calls away from the police and to mental health clinicians or crisis teams. They will also utilize trained civilians for low-priority calls.

By Alison Kuznitz and Amanda Zhou, The Charlotte Observer  |  October 7, 2020
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A Growing Concern: Stress and Suicide on the Family Farm

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
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How the Decline of Local News Threatens Local Democracy

As newsrooms shut down across the country, good governance takes a hit and partisanship worsens. It's more important than ever to find ways to preserve local journalism.

By Michael Hendrix, Manhattan Institute  |  October 7, 2020
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How to Prevent the Minor Errors that Disqualify Mail-In Ballots

It needn't be a November Nightmare, in which many thousands of votes are rejected. State and local election administrators can look to evidence-based science for ways to minimize problems.

By Maya Alper, ideas42  |  October 6, 2020
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