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.

Whitmer’s name found on list of guman suspected in retired Wisconsin judge’s murder

By: - June 5, 2022

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s name was among those found on a list authorities say was made by a man suspected of fatally shooting a retired county judge at a Wisconsin home on Friday. That’s according to Zach Pohl, Whitmer’s deputy chief of staff, who confirmed the governor’s name appeared “on the Wisconsin gunman’s list.” 56-year-old […]

Michigan Supreme Court denies GOP gov. candidates’ appeals to appear on the August ballot

By: - June 3, 2022

Three Republican gubernatorial candidates have lost their bid to appear on the August primary ballot, after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of a state Bureau of Elections (BOE) ruling that they should be denied a spot because of thousands of fraudulent petition signatures. The 6-1 ruling effectively ends the candidacies of businessman […]

Flint man arrested near U.S. Capitol with fake badge, body armor and ammunition

By: - June 3, 2022

A Michigan man is facing charges after being caught outside the U.S. Capitol Friday morning carrying a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high capacity magazines and other ammunition. According to the U.S. Capitol Police, 53-year-old  Jerome Felipe of Flint, presented a fake Interpol badge to an officer when questioned about parking his 2017 […]

As weekly COVID cases drop, health officials say ‘hidden wave’ is not a major concern for now

By: - June 3, 2022

While COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Michigan have declined after several weeks of increases, there have been concerns raised that the true rates of infection might be higher because of a decrease in reporting. However, state and local health officials say while increased home testing may lessen the numbers of people officially reporting positive COVID […]

Court of Claims rejects Craig appeal, GOP gov. candidates turn to Michigan Supreme Court

By: - June 2, 2022

The Michigan Court of Claims has denied an appeal from former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, one of five GOP gubernatorial candidates disqualified from the August primary ballot after thousands of signatures on their nominating petitions were deemed invalid. That now brings the number to three of Republican candidates seeking an appeal who have been […]

‘Quality guru’ Johnson remains off August primary ballot after unanimous court ruling 

By: - June 1, 2022

One of the five Republican gubernatorial candidates who were tossed off the August primary ballot last week has lost a key court decision to rescind that decision. The Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously denied a request from businessman Perry Johnson to provide him a path back onto the ballot. Johnson had sought the decision after […]

‘Don’t say that we can’t do anything. Don’t say that now is not the time.’

By: - May 27, 2022

For the second straight day, Republicans who control the Michigan Senate blocked Democrats from speaking out on proposed gun reform legislation. The Senate session was ended Thursday by the GOP majority before statements, the time normally set aside for senators to speak for up to five minutes on any topic of their choice. Some Democratic […]

Michigan officials say over half of Benton Harbor lead lines have been replaced

By: - May 26, 2022

State officials announced this week that a major milestone had been reached in the city of Benton Harbor, as more than 50% of the lead lines had been replaced with new copper lines or verified as lead-free.   On Tuesday, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Director Liesl Clark gathered in Benton Harbor […]

Michigan white supremacist leader sentenced on civil disorder charge

By: - May 25, 2022

The leader of a national white supremacist group was sentenced Tuesday in Michigan on civil disorder charges. Tuscola County Circuit Court Judge Amy Gierhart ordered Justen Watkins, 25, of Bad Axe to a term of 32 months to 4 years in prison for conspiring to train for a civil disorder and a mandatory consecutive 2 […]

Whitmer, White House tout Michigan electric vehicle efforts 

By: - May 25, 2022

Efforts to advance Michigan’s automotive sector in a “pro-climate” direction was the focus of an online discussion Tuesday hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) featuring Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “The Future of Mobility, From the Midwest to Beyond,” was hosted by CAP President and CEO Patrick Gaspard and featured what was billed as “a […]

Benson claims Trump wanted her tried for treason and ‘potentially executed’

By: - May 23, 2022

Updated, 9:58 a.m., 10:53 a.m. 5/23/22 with additional comments from Benson’s office Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said in a national TV interview that former President Donald Trump wanted her to be tried for treason and “potentially executed” following his loss in the November 2020 election. Speaking with NBC News last week, Benson said […]

Report: GOP legislator who requested voting tabulator access ‘entangled’ in MSP investigation

By: - May 23, 2022

A Michigan legislator is under scrutiny as part of an investigation into whether third parties gained unauthorized access to election equipment and data after the 2020 election. State Rep. Daire Rendon (R-Lake City) tried to gain access to a tabulator, according to Reuters, which reported that a township clerk in Roscommon County said Rendon made […]