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Lessenberry on State Rep. John Kivela's death, 2018 governor's race, and school improvements

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On May 9 State Representative John Kivela was found dead in a Lansing home from an apparent suicide.

On May 9, State Representative John Kivela was found dead in a Lansing home from an apparent suicide. The Marquette democrat's death marks the third time in the past year a House member has died. Morning Edition host Doug Tribou and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss reactions from the Michigan State House. 

They also talk about the 2018 governor's race, including the announcement by Congressman Dan Kildee that he will not run for governor, new partnership agreements to improve schools in nine districts, and funding troubles surrounding the Macomb County sinkhole.

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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