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The Detroit News is a conservative newspaper, and their editorial page editor, Nolan Finley, has had an interesting view of the election process this year. We talk with Finley about the ascendency of Donald Trump to the presidency.


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Meet MSU’s incoming member of the Board of Trustees. Republican Dan Kelly of Clarkston won election last week.


Hertel: Senate energy bills a 'good compromise'

Nov 11, 2016
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More than a year after beginning the legislative process, the Michigan Senate has passed a pair of comprehensive energy bills.


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Last week, Holt High School students told us who they would vote for in their mock election. This week, they tell us how they are feeling about the results of the real presidential election.


New Trustee elected to MSU Board

Nov 9, 2016

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will include one new member beginning in 2017. Results show Republican Dan Kelly of Clarkston was the top-vote getter in the six way contest for a pair of openings.

The long-time Oakland University trustee says he will focus on the university budget and keeping tuition affordable.

Voters have returned incumbent Democrat Dianne Byrum to the MSU board. Incumbent Democrat Diann Woodard will leave the body after serving 8 years.
 

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Current State talks with Kyle Melinn of MIRS and Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics about Donald Trump's victory in Michigan and nationwide, along with other election results.


Election 2016 summary

Nov 9, 2016

President: Republican Donald Trump carries Michigan, wins presidency as Clinton concedes

U.S. Congress District 8: Mike Bishop (R)

U.S. Congress District 7: Tim Walberg (R)

Michigan House District 67: Tom Cochran (D)

Michigan House District 68: Andy Schor (D)

Michigan House District 69: Sam Singh (D)

Michigan House District 71: Tom Barrett (R)

Michigan House District 93: Tom Leonard (R)

Michigan Supreme Court Justices: Joan Larsen, David Viviano

Eaton County Sheriff: Tom Reich (D)

Tom Barrett has emerged victorious in the race for the Michigan 71st congressional district.  WKAR's Mark Bashore and analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno continue their discussion of Michigan under a possible new presidential administration.

Sam Singh is re-elected to the Michigan House 69th district.

WKAR analysts Dennis Denno and Tom Shields bring us discussion of new Ingham sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and a Michigan congressional update.

Peter Whorf

WKAR Election 2016 hot Mark Bashore and analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno discuss Tom Barrett's lead in Michigan's 71st district...

Scott Pohl

Scott Wriggelsworth is Ingham County's choice as sheriff.  He succeeds his father, longtime county sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth.  WKAR Election 2016 host Mark Bashore discusses this hour's results with political analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno.  MSU J-School's Joe Grimm and student Treasure Roberts check in again on the MI First Election effort...

Peter Whorf

WKAR Election 2016 host Mark Bashore with political analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno discuss incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop's performance in Oakland County and elsewhere...plus the race for Ingham County Sheriff...

Peter Whorf

WKAR Election 2016 analysts Tom Shields and Dennis Denno join Mark Bashore to discuss Michigan Democrats' efforts to gain house seats over the Republican majority.  MSU journalism professor

and Michigan Interscholastic Press Association director Jeremy Steele and J-school student Jaimie Bozack continue WKAR's Mi First Election collaboration.

Peter Whorf

Current State host Mark Bashore anchors WKAR's local Election 2016 coverage for 90.5FM and wkar.org

, joining in with all-night NPR coverage and PBS NewHour on WKAR TV.  Here, Mark and political analysts Dennis Denno and Tom Shields discuss national, state and local races of high interest...

Peter Whorf

With early returns coming in, Democratic Eaton County Sheriff candidate Tom Wright held a slight lead over Republican McPhail.  Mark also checks in with Mi First Election's Troy Hale and journalism student Caitlin DeLuca.

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