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On this day in 1963: GOP Michigan governor fights for fair...

An unlikely collaboration occurred on June 29, 1963 — at least by today’s political standards. Gov. George Romney, a moderate Republican, participated in a seminal...

Rick Haglund: Brophy is ‘fairly bullish’ on tech, life sciences in...

David Brophy, a University of Michigan finance professor, remembers getting the call from then-Gov. William Milliken in the late 1970s as Michigan was heading...

Whitmer suspends evictions until July 15, creates rent assistance program

Temporary suspensions on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain in place until July 15, according to a Friday executive order from Gov. Gretchen...

You’ll have to pump iron at home, because gyms are still...

Gyms are still closed in most of Michigan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal Court of Appeals panel ruled late Wednesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Congress told pandemic will worsen racial disparities in public schools

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, a disparity that Congress needs to help rectify, President Barack Obama’s former education...

State to clear unemployment backlog by July 4

By the Fourth of July, Michiganders who have not yet heard back about their unemployment benefits should receive a determination either way. Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance...

Susan J. Demas: Trump was elected to hurt the ‘right people.’...

When Donald Trump emerged disheveled and broken from Air Force One Saturday after what was supposed to be his triumphant comeback on the campaign...

Shirkey, who got haircuts during shutdown, claimed Whitmer played by ‘privileged’...

Updated, 9:33 a.m. 6/23/20 with comments from Whitmer's office In a June 11 fundraising email, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) claimed Gov. Gretchen...

Whitmer: State not yet ready for phase 5 of reopening plan

The rest of Michigan will not be moving into phase five of its COVID-19 reopening plan this week as planned, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told...

Shirkey says he got professional haircuts, defying Michigan’s stay-home order

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) said he got “a couple” of professional haircuts while Michigan stay-home orders were still in place, something...

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