Beth LeBlanc, The Detroit News

Beth LeBlanc

The Detroit News

Lansing, MI, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

MSU shooter Anthony McRae pleaded guilty to gun charge in 2019

Neighbors said Anthony McRae would fire a gun out the back door of the Lansing home he shared with his father, possibly for target practice. → Read More

MSU suspect dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound; 3 people killed; 5 wounded

The suspect was located off campus and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities. → Read More

Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Kelley arrested on Jan. 6 riot-related charges

FBI agents arrested Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on Thursday and searched his home near Grand Rapids. → Read More

Trump uses Macomb County rally to push influence in Michigan GOP nominations

Former President Donald Trump tried Saturday to boost select Michigan candidates running for secretary of state, attorney general and the Legislature. → Read More

Michigan State Police raid home of ex-Speaker Chatfield's top staffers

Attorney General Dana Nessel and the state police declined to say what was happening at Rob and Anne Minard's home, but it is part of an investigation. → Read More

Whitmer vetoes education scholarship bills she likens to vouchers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed two bills that would create an education scholarship program that would give contributors a tax break on donations → Read More

Straw poll: Trump influence among Michigan Republicans might be waning

The influence of Trump among Michigan Republicans appears to have waned, according to a straw poll at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. → Read More

House cancels hearing on expanded license options amid lawmaker concerns

Michigan House leadership canceled a hearing on bills that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license. → Read More

Michigan lawmaker reports $221 campaign spending at strip club

In a phone interview, state Rep. Jewell Jones described the venue of the meeting as a "lounge" and said he wasn't sure if it was a strip club. → Read More

Michigan GOP lawmaker floats bill to register, fine 'fact checkers'

A Michigan GOP lawmaker introduced a bill that would require "fact checkers" to register with the state and post a $1 million fidelity bond to publish. → Read More

Michigan Republicans seek to replace GOP canvasser who certified election

With party activists calling for certification to be blocked on Nov. 23, Aaron Van Langevelde joined the two Democrats to sign off on the results → Read More

Sanctions sought against lawyers who pushed to overturn Michigan's election

Attorney General Dana Nessel said she plans to seek sanctions against lawyers who filed lawsuits against the state's election results. → Read More

Appeals court rejects counting Michigan's late ballots

A Court of Appeals panel has reversed a lower court ruling that would have required election officials to count late absentee ballots and allowed third parties to collect absentee ballots from voters. → Read More

Nessel: Other groups planning terrorism, more arrests expected

Atty. Gen. Nessel said groups inside and outside Michigan were planning acts of domestic terrorism and using recent unrest to recruit more members → Read More

Whitmer, Biden blame Trump for not condemning hate groups

Trump slams Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on social media late Thursday, saying he doesn't 'tolerate any extreme violence' → Read More

After high court decision, Michigan AG will not enforce COVID orders

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders after the Michigan Supreme Court's Friday ruling → Read More

State Supreme Court strikes down Whitmer's emergency powers

The court found Whitmer lacked the authority to exercise powers under the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act because the act is unconstitutional → Read More

400-plus Michigan overseas ballots list wrong running mate for Trump

More than 400 Michigan military and overseas ballots were downloaded from a state database with the incorrect running mate for President Donald Trump → Read More

Snyder endorses Biden, will work to win over GOP votes for Biden

Republican former Gov. Rick Snyder said he planned to vote for Democratic former VP Joe Biden in November → Read More

James at GOP convention: Democracy is 'all or nothing proposition'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James pitched his vision for democracy as an "all or nothing proposition" during a pre-recorded address → Read More