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 urges Michigan Supreme Court to consider abortion lawsuit

By: - June 24, 2022

Following Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the constitutional right to abortion, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion urging the Michigan Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the state constitution will offer that protection. “Today, I filed a motion urging the court to immediately take up my lawsuit to protect abortion […]

Statewide COVID rates decline for fifth straight week

By: - June 22, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 2,592,078 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 36,744 have died from the virus — an additional 10,681 cases and 69 deaths in the last week. While those numbers represent a fifth straight week of declines, state health officials reported […]

Michigan GOP lawmaker wants to declare Jan. 6 as ‘Remembrance Day’

By: - June 21, 2022

State Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers) introduced a resolution on Tuesday that would declare Jan. 6 as “Remembrance Day,” claiming it should be recognized “for the heinous and tyrannical actions levied on society by an unhinged and politically motivated ruling elite seeking compliance and subversion from the American people.” The Michigan Republican, who has repeatedly […]

Oxford students file lawsuit seeking independent review, policy changes after mass shooting

By: - June 21, 2022

A federal lawsuit filed last week by 19 Oxford High School students seeks “a fully transparent and independent third-party investigation” into the events that lead to last year’s mass shooting that left four students dead and six other students and a teacher wounded. The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, names the […]

Dems introduce bills to fight teacher shortage in Michigan

By: - June 20, 2022

A package of bills introduced last week by Michigan Senate Democrats aims to help alleviate the teacher shortage being felt across the state. Led by Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) and Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), the legislation includes stipends and other financial support for student teachers as well as bills designed to encourage new teacher recruitment. […]

Rep. Lilly leaves office for lobbying job

By: - June 17, 2022

A West Michigan legislator says he’ll be leaving office prior to his term expiring after landing a job as a lobbyist.  State Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) announced on Thursday that effective July 1 he will no longer represent the 89th House District, as he will instead be the vice president of government affairs for […]

Disqualified GOP gubernatorial candidates have options to get on the ballot

By: - June 17, 2022

As four Republican gubernatorial hopefuls consider their options to try and remain in the race, one election expert has floated an alternative path available to them. Following the disqualification of former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, businessman Perry Johnson, financial adviser Michael Markey and businesswoman Donna Brandenburg from the Aug. 2 primary ballot, each has […]

Judge denies GOP gov. candidate Kelley’s request to carry gun

By: - June 17, 2022

Updated, 3:18 p.m., 6/17/22 A federal judge has denied a request by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley to possess a firearm while he faces charges related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Kelley, who was arrested by the FBI at his Allendale Township home last week, is charged with four misdemeanor […]

Michigan reports 15,578 COVID-19 cases and 137 deaths in the last week

By: - June 15, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,581,397 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 36,675 have died from the virus — an additional 15,578 cases and 137 deaths in the last week. The new COVID-19 numbers reported by the state Wednesday combine recorded cases and deaths […]


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 […]