Detroit Evening Report, June 3, 2022: Judge declines to put former Detroit police chief on Republican primary ballot for Michigan governor

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A judge has declined to put a former Detroit police chief on the Republican primary ballot for Michigan governor. James Craig is the third candidate to lose a court challenge after state election officials said campaign petitions were marred by fraudulent signatures. It’s a setback for Craig, who has high name recognition in southeast Michigan. A judge says she must abide by a Michigan appeals court decision released Wednesday that kept two other Republicans off the August 2 ballot because they didn’t submit enough valid petition signatures.

Other headlines for June 3, 2022:

  • COVID-19 cases fall in several Michigan counties
  • City of Detroit begins $70 million road improvement program
  • Candlelight vigil tonight for Ghadir Saleh of Dearborn, who died from a hit-and-run on Memorial Day at Belle Isle
  • Detroit Zoo to invest in a $24 million KidZone
  • City of Detroit creates jobs for refugees

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.