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LANSING, MI - MARCH 17: The Michigan State Capital building is seen March 17, 2008 in Lansing, Michigan. Negotiations for a re-vote Michigan primary are continuing between the Democratic National Committee, the Michigan legislature, and the two democratic presidential candidates. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) (Bill Pugliano, 2008 Getty Images)

DETROIT – Detroit police chief James White has announced new deployments of resources to curb gun violence downtown as well as in the neighborhoods. We talked to him about the plan -- watch the segment below:

Plus no rest in Lansing where Democrats in the majority are wrapping up a three month legislative blitz. The last gun safety bills are heading to the governor’s desk. It’s a seismic shift in policies, so what is next? Watch our roundtable discussion below:

The youth vote across the country this past election was big, but it was the biggest here in Michigan. We saw the lines at Michigan State and the University of Michigan on election night, but now we have the stats to back it up. We caught up with Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum about the trends she’s seeing and the misinformation that’s still out there about voting. Watch that segment below:

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Christy McDonald is an Emmy-Award winning TV anchor and journalist who has covered news in Detroit and Michigan for 25 years before joining WDIV in 2022.