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West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says a “red flag law” probably would have prevented the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018. The St. Joseph Republican says other states have used red flag laws, and it should be implemented nationwide. 


Vendors of election security services and equipment ply the halls during a convention of secretaries of state in Santa Fe, N.M.,  July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
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West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he hasn’t made a final decision about running for another term. The St. Joseph Republican says “I would not be doing these 10, 12, 14 hour days often six, seven days a week, if we had made the decision not to run, but frankly it’s just a little bit too early.” 


Bernie Sanders, in a dark suit and blue tie, speaks animatedly with his hands near his face. The background is out of focus.
Carlos Osorio / AP Photo

Ten Presidential candidates were in Detroit today to give their elevator pitches to members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash - file photo by Gordon Evans, WMUK
Gordon Evans / WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash has declared his independence on Independence Day, and announced that he is leaving the Republican Party. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the caucus Amash left earlier this year. It's the Freedom Caucus that he helped start in the House. 

Anti-Abortion Groups Prepare For Petition Drives

Jun 26, 2019
Voting sign outside polling place - file photo by Andrew Robins, WMUK
Andrew Robins / WMUK-FM

Anti-abortion groups will soon be on sidewalks and at events around the state, asking voters to support measures that would restrict abortion in Michigan.