Beth LeBlanc, The Detroit News

Beth LeBlanc

The Detroit News

Lansing, MI, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Whitmer officials attack GOP cuts in new budget showdown

The threat of a government shutdown has subsided, but Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's department officials criticize GOP legislative budget cuts → Read More

Michigan GOP headquarters tagged with anti-ICE graffiti

The state party believes it may have been a personal attack on Chairwoman Laura Cox, who served a significant portion of her career as an ICE agent → Read More

Nessel targets 3M as documents indicate firm knew of PFAS harms for decades

Attorney general says, “You can absolutely expect to see something in regard to litigation against 3M and some of the other chemical manufacturers. → Read More

Nessel creates enforcement unit to crack down on payroll fraud

Attorney General Dana Nessel created a unit to tackle payroll fraud at Michigan businesses as a group said some mistakes are due to complex payroll laws → Read More

Whitmer bans campaign activities on public dime, use of private email

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of rules seeking transparency and accountability in state government, including a ban on using private email. → Read More

Michigan governor race: Whitmer leads Schuette in early results

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is battling with Republican Bill Schuette to see who will succeed the GOP's Rick Snyder as Michigan's next governor. → Read More

Police seize misconduct records from Michigan's Catholic dioceses

Law enforcement officials served search warrants at most Catholic dioceses Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into clergy misconduct → Read More

Legislators decry 'dark money' influence in primary

A Michigan legislator running for state Senate says dark money from “monopoly utilities” is to blame for his loss in the Republican primary last week → Read More

Detroit legislator apologizes for racial slurs

Detroit legislator apologizes for racial slurs against Asian-American candidate → Read More

Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor primaries

Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette and former state Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will compete to be Michigan’s next governor. → Read More

Michigan's Kethledge on Trump's short list for Supreme Court

Federal appeals court Judge Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, a former Kennedy clerk, met with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House → Read More

Michigan House approves Medicaid work requirement

The Michigan House approved an amended bill requiring Medicaid recipients to meet monthly work, education or training benchmarks → Read More

Snyder ending bottled water for Flint

Gov. Snyder: Flint water has tested below federal lead limits for nearly two years, so bottled water deliveries are ending → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Michigan priest of spending embezzled funds on lavish estate

A priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his Michigan parish is now the subject of a civil lawsuit lodged by an insurance company. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Michigan priest of spending embezzled funds on lavish estate

A priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his Michigan parish is now the subject of a civil lawsuit lodged by an insurance company. → Read More

Insurer for Lansing diocese files suit against Okemos priest accused of embezzlement

The Rev. Jonathan Wehrle is now the subject of a civil lawsuit lodged by the Catholic Diocese of Lansing’s insurance company. → Read More

Meridian Twp. clerk questions legality of consulting contract with Nassar victim

A Meridian Township official is questioning the legality of a $30,000 contract the township authorized with a victim of Larry Nassar. → Read More

Sparrow settles whistleblower lawsuit involving man who raised infection concerns

Nurse anesthetist Jonnie Vanderhoef and Sparrow Health System have settled a whistleblower lawsuit over infection issues at Sparrow Carson Hospital. → Read More

Imprisoned for 20 years, juvenile lifer has a chance at parole

After nearly 20 years in prison, Calvin Wilson could be free in as little as seven years. → Read More

Township hires 2004 Nassar victim to consult on sexual assault education, training

A woman who told police in 2004 that she was assaulted by Larry Nassar will consult for the community that failed to send her case to prosecutors. → Read More