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Jon King

Jon King

Jon King has been a journalist for more than 35 years. He is the Past President of the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors Association and has been recognized for excellence numerous times, most recently in 2021 with the Best Investigative Story by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Cleary University. Jon and his family live in Howell, where he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Livingston Diversity Council.

New Michigan ballot initiative would cap payday loan rates

By: - February 14, 2022

A ballot initiative seeking to restrict interest rates charged by payday lenders has cleared a final procedural hurdle, with supporters ready to collect signatures that could place it on the ballot in November. On Friday, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers approved petition language for the Michiganders for Fair Lending ballot initiative. As listed in […]

Racist taunt in Fowlerville is another in a series involving Michigan high school athletics

By: - February 9, 2022

A school investigation has found that a Fowlerville basketball player did use a racial slur against a Black player from Haslett during a high school game last month, the latest in a series of similar incidents at high school games in Michigan. On Jan. 27, during a boys’ basketball game at Fowlerville High School, fans […]

Judge’s transphobic comments in case prompt rebuke from LGBTQ+ groups

By: - February 7, 2022

A Michigan Court of Appeals judge is under fire after nearly 20 organizations condemned his refusal to use a defendant’s personal pronouns. In a concurring opinion issued Dec. 21, Judge Mark Boonstra, who was appointed by former GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, declined to acknowledge the defendant in a criminal sex assault case, People v Gobrick, […]

Rep. Berman wants to add vaccination status to Michigan civil rights law

By: - February 5, 2022

A bill seeking to add vaccination status to the state’s civil rights statute has been introduced by a lawmaker seeking to become Michigan’s next attorney general. State Rep. Ryan Berman (R-Commerce Twp.) is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is running for reelection this November. On Tuesday, he introduced House […]