Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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Marijuana wins in three states

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/07/18, 01:25 am

Voters spread the green tide of marijuana laws Tuesday as Michigan was projected to join nine other states and the District of Columbia with legal recreational pot. Individuals age 21 and older in the state will now be able to possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused products and grow up to 12 plants for personal consumption. Formal legalization is set to go into effect 10 days after the results are certified, likely in mid-December.

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Republicans celebrate Senate gains

by Harvest Prude & Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/07/18, 01:12 am

UPDATE: Republicans picked up three seats in the U.S. Senate as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, including one in the bellwether state of Missouri. Republican Josh Hawley has unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in what was considered a national victory for the GOP. McCaskill was one of 10 Democratic Senate incumbents up for reelection in states President Donald Trump won in 2016. Hawley, Missouri’s attorney general, won 51.8 percent of the vote with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

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Voters decide on abortion, transgender rights

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/06/18, 11:38 pm

Voters across the country decided on issues—not just candidates—on Tuesday in more than 150 statewide ballot initiatives in 37 states, including measures on abortion, religious liberty, gender identity, and voting rights.

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