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Pence speech rescheduled for Aug. 19 in Detroit

Vice President Mike Pence will now speak to the Detroit Economic Club on Monday, Aug.19.  Pence was previously scheduled to speak to business leaders on...

Trump’s trade war with China hits home in Michigan

Updated, 7:03 p.m. 8/6/19, to better reflect Zeeland Farm Services' business operations Wild swings in weather during this growing season — coupled with wild swings...

Shri Thanedar settles business fraud suit

Shri Thanedar, who finished last in the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, agreed on Friday to settle a lawsuit that alleged he committed fraud in...

Tlaib hosts Detroit hearing on access, equity issues in housing

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) hosted a congressional field hearing on Friday centering on affordable housing at Wayne County Community College District’s Northwestern Campus...

Court filing: Inman sought contributions from electrical workers union

Updated, 3:43 p.m. 8/2/19 New text messages unveiled in a court filing on Thursday show indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) asking a union official...

Michigan Dems to White House contenders after debates: Don’t take state...

After watching this week’s Democratic debates in Detroit, Michigan’s Democratic members of Congress want their party’s presidential candidates to give more attention to the...

Rick Haglund: Why fixing the damn roads is so damn hard

How in the world are we ever going to fix the damn roads? Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature policy prescription — boosting the gas tax...

Enbridge-owned Kentucky pipeline has lethal rupture

Updated, 6:44 a.m. 8/2/19 As several Democratic elected officials continue to seek a shut down of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, the company...

Operating engineers strike for ‘fair treatment’ by construction company

Operating engineers working for Indiana-based Rieth-Riley Construction Co. are on strike, calling for “fair treatment.” They have been working without a new contract since...

Night 2: Every time candidates brought up Michigan in the debate

“All politics is local” is one of the biggest maxims in the business — and it remained true on Wednesday evening as the second...

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