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Brian Banks (Campaign Photo)

New State Rep. Banks Said He Never Hid Felonious Past

“I think at the end of the day, we’re supposed to live in a world, a society that believes in rehabilitation,” Banks said.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–11/08/2012

(Photo:brianbanks4staterep.com) Brian Banks won the race for the 1st District state representative.

Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2012

(Photo: Sandra McNeill, WWJ) Kerry Bentivolio is heading to Capital Hill -- after winning the election to replace Thaddeus McCotter in Michigan's 11th District.

Controversial Farmer, Santa Claus, Bentivolio Wins McCotter’s Seat

His brother Phillip Bentivolio gave an interview where he called him “mentally unbalanced” and predicted he’ll eventually spend time in prison.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to reporters on election night. (credit: Beth Fisher, File)

Snyder Says Prop 1 Defeat Means ‘Best Tool’ To Help Cities Is Gone

“As a practical matter it does make it more difficult for the eight communities that are in emergency, we were on a very positive path, hopefully to start transitioning (them out of it.)”

CBS Detroit–11/07/2012

Voters in Farmington Hills (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

All Six Michigan Ballot Proposals Go Down In Defeat

First there were six, then there were none, with all of the proposed state constitutional amendments going down in defeat Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2012

Michigan State v Michigan

U-M, MSU Football Fans Divided Among Party Lines

Turns out Walmart Republicans and Walmart Wolverines don’t have as much in common as one would think.

CBS Detroit–11/06/2012

(Photo: Eliot Lerner, WWJ) Lines were long to vote at Groves High School in Birmingham.

Heavy Election Turnout Brings Lines, Ballot Shortage

Voters across metro Detroit are reporting long lines at polling locations — so much so that four hours into the voting process Clinton Township was frantically switching out ballots.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2012

John Vandermark wears his " I Voted" sticker after voting on primary day  as Michigan heads to the polls on February 28, 2012 in Royal Oak, Michigan.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Election Day Freebies: Nab A Doughnut, Fries, Car Wash And More With An ‘I Voted’ Sticker

Did you vote? If you did, you don’t have to just brag about how long you waited in line — you can cash in on it.

CBS Detroit–11/06/2012

Photo: Tom Watkins, CEO of TDW & Associates, who will speak at the Ambassador Leonard Woodcock Legacy Forum at Oakland University.

Watkins, Yang Address Michigan-China Forum

“This is another small attempt to help build two way bridges from the Great Lakes to the Great Wall,” Watkins said.

CBS 62–10/31/2012

Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Participate In Second Presidential Debate

Presidential Debate Reaction LIVE

Join the social media sphere as it reacts immediately to the final debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.

CBS Detroit–10/22/2012

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