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Here are the results of various candidate races in Washtenaw County.

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It wasn't so long ago that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared on this program that the Republican Party was at an all-time high. Some people guffawed. But it was true that Republicans dominated everything but the White House.

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The following are results of ballot proposals in Washtenaw County.

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Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States.  Republicans also control the U-S House and Senate. Michigan Republicans remain in control of both chambers of the legislature andhave a Republican governor in place. What does that mean for the environment? In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair gets the opinions of  outgoing Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin.  

*Note:  This interview was recorded live in-studio  at 6:50am.  At the time of recording, some election results were still pending.


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Here are the latest results of other races that occurred in the state of Michigan.

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Michigan voters had reservations about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and concerns about the economy during the election Tuesday.  Here's a look at preliminary results from exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research in Michigan.

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

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Let's go next to the city of Istanbul, Turkey. It's on the dividing line between Europe and Asia. And it's where NPR's Peter Kenyon covers the Middle East. He's been listening to responses to last night's election here, what people are saying there. Hi, Peter.

After an on and off seat on the Washtenaw County commission, former 9th district Commissioner Conan Smith is back on the County board.

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One of the most contested and most expensive congressional races in Michigan involved a former local mayor of Saline.


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Ann Arbor City council leadership will remain the same.  Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor was re-elected after running unopposed. 

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This has been a challenging year for people writing political comedy.

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Granted there's no shortage of material. The problem is how to satirize actual events that seem like satire to begin with.

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The presidential candidates and their surrogates swung through Michigan on the final day before the polls opened.

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President Barack Obama made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Monday at the University of Michigan's Fisher baseball stadium. 
 


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There's been an unexpected announcement from an Ann Arbor city council member.  Long time Ann Arbor councilwoman Sabra Briere announced today she is stepping down from her seat in early December.


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There is only one more day until voters hit the polls, and the “Get Out the Vote” campaigns continue.

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Donald Trump was back in Metro Detroit last night.  The Republican presidential candidate and his surrogates have been barn-storming Michigan in the final days before Tuesday’s election. 


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