In Michigan, an Election Day unlike any other

Elva Mankin

DETROIT – Tuesday’s primary was a Michigan election like no other. The casting of close to 1.6 million absentee ballots crushed absentee records for any previous primary and easily topped the 1.27 million absentee ballots cast in the November 2018 general election, formerly a record. Though the overall turnout appeared strong for […]

Trump suggests delaying election; Miami schools defy Gov. DeSantis, go online-only; FDA sets at-home test rules

Elva Mankin

President Trump suggested delaying the November election Thursday, saying reliance on mail-in voting due to the pandemic would be “inaccurate and fraudulent.” The Commerce Department issued a record-breaking report of the U.S. economy, announcing that the gross domestic product contracted at a staggering seasonally adjusted annual rate of 32.9% in the April-June period. […]

Newport Election Profile: Mike and Beth Cullen

Elva Mankin

NEWPORT, RI — Beth and Mike Cullen are both running for elected office in Newport. The couple has served on various commissions and boards. Beth and Mike live with their 17-year0old son, Mac, two cats and a goldfish. She, a fourth-generation Newporter, is running for an at-large seat on the […]