Riley Beggin, The Detroit News

Riley Beggin

The Detroit News

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Past articles by Riley:

Energy Department funds lithium battery job training pilot programs

The $5 million can fund up to five pilot programs aimed at helping auto and fossil fuel communities transition to a clean energy economy. → Read More

Whitmer joins White House meeting on chips funding, warns auto-related jobs are 'at risk'

President Joe Biden, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and others are pushing for stalled bills that would allocate $52 billion for chip production. → Read More

Michigan to get $16.3 million from feds to build electric vehicle chargers

It is the state's first allocation from $5 billion targeted for a national EV charging network approved through the new federal infrastructure law. → Read More

Push to pass federal semiconductor funding picks up steam

The 58-member bipartisan Problems Solvers' Caucus joined Michigan lawmakers and industry advocates in urging approval of $52 billion in subsides. → Read More

Toyota stops donations to election objectors after PAC takes ads out against company

Like other companies, Toyota said it would suspend and review PAC donations after Trump supporters mobbed the U.S. Capitol — until it didn't. → Read More

Ex-UAW leader Gary Jones deserves more than two years in prison, feds say

The sentence is shorter than the recommended sentence because Jones helped federal investigators, prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. → Read More

Honda details plans to sell electric vehicles only in North America by 2040

The Japanese automaker announced it would ramp up its electrification goals as leaders in the U.S. and Japan launch new plans to reduce emissions. → Read More

Trump’s options narrow in Michigan. Lawsuit, recount seen as long shots.

Trump has a few changes to make his case that Michigan’s election was fraudulent over the next few weeks. But the odds of challenging or erasing 100,000-plus votes are slim. → Read More

Sen. Gary Peters edges ahead of GOP challenger John James in Michigan

James, who would have become the state’s first Black U.S. senator, put up a formidable challenge to the incumbent. But Peters eked out a narrow lead Wednesday amid a high Democrat turnout in Detroit. → Read More

Why Michigan is waiting: State law bars early counting of absentee votes

Michigan officials have warned for weeks that it could take several days to fully count absentee ballots. Other states allow earlier processing, but Michigan Republicans have blocked efforts for earlier counts, citing fraud fears. → Read More

Michigan may decide presidency; early results give hope to Trump, Biden

Republican President Trump is growing his margins in rural Michigan while Democratic challenger Joe Biden is running up the score in areas like Oakland County as clerks across the state continue to count ballots. → Read More

Huge turnout, few problems for Michigan voters, despite violence fears

Michigan approaches a record turnout, from heavily Democratic Detroit to small townships that went big for President Donald Trump. Statewide, clerks reported few incidents. → Read More

Michigan voting 2020: What to know to cast ballots in-person on Election Day

Election Day is finally here. Here’s how to cast your vote in-person, what to do if you lost your absentee ballot and more. → Read More

Four worries about Michigan election security. And two reasons to rest easy.

An unprecedented number in ballots over the mail, new workers and other problems could snag Michigan’s elections Tuesday. But the state is better equipped than others to prevent a meltdown, experts say. → Read More

Obama, Biden take turns lampooning Trump in Michigan as campaign winds down

In a final sweep ahead of Election Day, former President Barack Obama joined Democratic candidate Joe Biden and continued his criticism of Trump. “Did no one come to his birthday party when he was a kid?” Obama asks. → Read More

Michigan elections vulnerable to hacks but not as much as others, report says

A new report warns that power outages, hacking and foreign interference could create chaos on Election Day. But Michigan’s decentralized system of elections and use of paper ballots puts it in better shape than some other states. → Read More

Michigan voting 2020: What to know about intimidation, write-ins and more

What’s the difference between poll watchers and challengers? Why can’t you take a ballot selfie? How can those experiencing homelessness can cast ballots on Tuesday? Bridge Michigan answers these questions and more. → Read More

Appeals court sides with gun advocates in ban on firearms at Michigan polls

State officials plan to “immediately appeal” the decision to the state Supreme Court ahead of Election Day. → Read More

Five things you missed not standing in the rain with Donald Trump

The president’s stop in Lansing Tuesday touched on the auto industry, COVID-19, refugee policy and more. He recounted his hard-to-pin-down Man of the Year honors and expressed his love for women. → Read More

Michigan voting 2020: masks, guns, ID, straight ticket, what you should know

Do you need to show ID at the polls? Wear a mask? Can I bring a gun? Vote straight ticket? You have questions. We have answers. Bridge dives into some of your concerns ahead of Election Day. → Read More