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AG plans clampdown on ‘payroll fraud’

Updated, 3:58 p.m. and 5:01 p.m. with comments from Charles Owens and legislative Republicans. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Democratic legislators want to crack...

Kate Gasparro: Civic crowdfunding reduces the risk of ‘bikelash’

Bike-sharing and dockless bike ventures are spreading as more people get around on two wheels. Cyclists, planners, environmentalists and others are excited to see...

Whitmer, Greig, Stevens net national attention as Dems contend with 2020...

Democrats made big moves in Michigan in the 2018 election and national publications this week took notice of three female leaders: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer,...

Dingell delivers Dems’ weekly address, stresses kitchen-table issues, not Mueller report

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) delivered the Democrats' official weekly address and stressed the party's "For the People" agenda over the redacted report from...

Breaking: Presidential hopeful Tim Ryan coming to Grand Rapids

Another presidential contender is heading to Michigan, with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) slated to headline a Kent County Democrats' fundraiser next month. Ryan was...

Bipartisan lawmakers sponsor Whitmer scholarship, skills training programs

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared alongside more than a dozen representatives of business, labor, and education organizations, as well as legislators from both parties, at...

Retired teacher faces eviction from ‘hot area’ in Detroit

Eloise Halliburton is in a fight to save her Detroit home. She says that Michigan First Credit Union (MFCU) wants to evict her from her...

Ananich: Won’t endorse yet in Flint election, says Dems will work...

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is nearing a full decade of service in Michigan’s Legislature, and he doesn’t mince words while looking back: “I...

White House lists Flint mayor at Opportunity Zone Conference

President Donald Trump spoke at a conference Wednesday at which Flint Mayor Karen Weaver was scheduled to be in attendance, according to a White...

Column: Michigan needs a ‘rural ombudsman’

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice," or, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” Michigan is a large state...

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