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.


GOP-led Michigan Senate again derails LGBTQ+ Pride resolution

By: - June 14, 2022

For the second time in as many weeks, Republican leaders in the Michigan Senate have delayed a vote on a resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The GOP majority originally postponed consideration on June 7 of Senate Resolution 149, sponsored by Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), the first openly gay senator in Michigan. No reason […]

Whitmer vetoes latest GOP tax-cut plan, says it violates the Constitution

By: - June 13, 2022

Saying it was constitutionally “invalid and unenforceable,” Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have lowered Michigan’s personal income tax from 4.25% to 4%. House Bill 4568, introduced by Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall), was one half of a Republican-sponsored $2.5 billion tax cut plan called the “MI Family Inflation Relief” […]

Republican James Craig says he was ‘robbed,’ will mount write-in campaign for governor

By: - June 10, 2022

After failing to get the courts to reverse a decision that kept him off the August primary ballot, former Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he will run for the GOP gubernatorial nomination as a write-in candidate. Craig made the announcement Thursday night on “Let It Rip” on WJBK-TV. Speaking with host Roop Raj, Craig […]

GOP gov. candidate Ryan Kelley arraigned on charges from Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack

By: - June 9, 2022

Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley has been arraigned on federal charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol following a raid by the FBI Thursday morning at his home in Allendale Township in West Michigan. FBI spokesperson Mara Schneider told the Michigan Advance that FBI agents from the Grand Rapids office […]

Updated: GOP gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley arrested by FBI

By: - June 9, 2022

Updated, 2:20 p.m., 6/9/22 with additional reporting Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley was arrested by the FBI Thursday morning at his home in Allendale Township in West Michigan. FBI spokesperson Mara Schneider told Michigan Advance that she could only confirm FBI agents from the Grand Rapids office executed an arrest and search warrant at […]

Michigan Supreme Court denies Brandenburg’s appeal to get on the ballot

By: - June 9, 2022

Another Republican gubernatorial candidate had an appeal denied by the Michigan Supreme Court. The court on Wednesday declined to overturn a decision by the Board of State Canvassers that businesswoman Donna Brandenburg did not qualify to appear on the Aug. 2 Republican primary ballot. Brandenberg was among five Republican candidates for governor who were tossed […]

State reports 18,453 new COVID-19 cases over the last week, third week of declines

By: - June 8, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,565,819 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 36,538 have died from the virus — an additional 18,453 cases and 131 deaths in the last week. The new COVID-19 numbers reported by the state Wednesday combine recorded cases and deaths […]

GOP Senate leaders postpone Pride Month vote after passing resolution last year 

By: - June 8, 2022

A year after adopting a resolution for the first time recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Republican leaders in the Michigan Senate delayed a vote Tuesday on a similar resolution. Put forward by Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), the first openly gay senator in Michigan, the GOP majority postponed consideration of Senate Resolution 149. No reason […]

GOP gov. candidate Johnson seeks federal restraining order to halt printing of Aug. 2 ballots

By: - June 7, 2022

In a last-ditch effort to get back onto the ballot for Michigan governor, GOP businessman Perry Johnson has requested a federal judge issue a restraining order to the Michigan Secretary of State’s office to “immediately cease the printing of August 2022 primary ballots.” Johnson was among five Republican candidates for governor who were tossed off […]

Report: West Michigan sheriff under investigation for 2020 election probe

By: - June 6, 2022

The Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Michigan State Police (MSP) are investigating a West Michigan county sheriff for his actions surrounding a probe of the 2020 presidential election that former President Donald Trump lost. The Detroit News reported the revelation concerning Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf was revealed in a lawsuit filed by Leaf against […]

Craig on getting booted from ballot over fraudulent signatures: ‘Not going to let this go’

By: - June 6, 2022

Despite a Michigan Supreme Court decision that kept Republican James Craig off of the August primary ballot, the former Detroit police chief says he is “evaluating next steps” in a bid to stay in the gubernatorial race. Craig appeared on Fox News Sunday and told host Maria Bartiromo that someone was “absolutely” trying to steal […]

Local clerks grapple with GOP Rep. Berman’s ‘mini-investigation’ into 2020 election

By: - June 6, 2022

While municipal clerks across Michigan are busy preparing for the August primary elections, several of them are also contending with requests from a Republican state lawmaker about the 2020 election. The office of state Rep. Ryan Berman (R-Commerce Twp.) recently sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to Delhi Charter Township Clerk Evan Hope, […]