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Tom Gantert, managing editor, previously worked at The Ann Arbor News, Lansing State Journal and Reporting Michigan and has more than two decades of experience covering news and politics in Michigan.

Derek Draplin, reporter, previously worked as an associate editor at The Daily Caller.

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