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McKinney fire: With lives at stake, did alert system work properly?

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

As the McKinney fire barreled up the Klamath River in the last week, Billy Simms received an alert that told him it was time to get out. It wasn’t from an announcement by Siskiyou County officials or a text message from the emergency alert system they run — he got no such notice. Billy’s warning came from the sky, in the form of golf ball-sized embers.

Trump-backed Gibbs ousts Meijer in Michigan GOP race for Congress

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 3, 2022

John Gibbs, the Trump-endorsed challenger to U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, was victorious in the nationally watched race of west Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. A political appointee in former President Donald Trump's Housing and Urban Development agency, Gibbs pitched himself as an ultra-conservative replacement for incumbent Meijer of Grand Rapids Township, who was one of 10 House Republicans to impeach then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will face Natasha Hill in November election for Congress

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2022

McMorris Rodgers, who at 53 years old is seeking her 10th term in Congress, finished first in balloting with a little more than 50% of the vote. Democratic voters in the district put Natasha Hill second, with 31% of the vote counted Tuesday. Fellow Democratic candidate Ann Marie Danimus, 51, won 11% of the Tuesday vote. 

Tudor Dixon wins the Republican nomination for Michigan governor

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2022

Tudor Dixon, a conservative commentator and first-time candidate who won the backing of powerful allies, including former President Donald Trump, will be the Michigan Republican Party's nominee to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November.