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State holding social equity marijuana business outreach sessions

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) in July announced its Social Equity Program that aims to offer reduced fees and technical and professional assistance to...

Sanders endorsed by Tlaib at Detroit rally knocking corporate greed

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.t.) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) railed against corporate greed both in Detroit and across the...

Auto workers ratify contract with GM, end six-week strike

The six-week United Auto Workers strike of General Motors ended Friday afternoon as about 49,000 workers voted to ratify a four-year contract. The union will...

Michigan joins multi-state compact on outdoor recreation

Michigan has joined 12 other states in a commitment to public health conservation, stewardship and education.  Officials at the Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit signed the...

Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal of Freedom

Detroit businessman Roger Penske was awarded on Thursday the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Donald Trump presented Penske with the honor at a White House...

Lawmakers push tax breaks for data centers, critics worry about school...

A number of bipartisan bills are making their way around the House and Senate in efforts to make Michigan more competitive in the data...

Whitmer orders Michigan overtime pay rule exceeding Trump admin measure

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday directed her Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to write a rule that would go beyond a Trump administration...

Column: Even when they aren’t fired for being pregnant or gay,...

Pregnant teachers in classrooms are routine these days. But the law didn’t always protect expectant women in any workplace. As part of her stump speech,...

Bills aim to bring solar energy to more Michiganders

A group of lawmakers have announced bipartisan legislation geared at making it easier for Michigan residents to invest in solar. The bills, collectively called the...

Wayne State to offer free tuition for Detroit students, residents

Wayne State University (WSU) on Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to provide free tuition for Detroit high school graduates. The student must have a high...

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