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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...

With Biden at center of 2nd Detroit Dem debate, the conflict...

The Democratic Party brought its two night of debates in downtown Detroit to a close Wednesday, as frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden fended...

Harris, Biden, Castro and more: Where round 2 debate candidates have...

Updated, 9:23 p.m. with new events Thursday from Harris and Biden It's round two of the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, so the Advance has...

Every time Michigan was mentioned in the 1st Democratic debate in...

Given the Democratic Party’s fall from grace in the Upper Midwest in 2016, when they lost the crucial electoral votes of Michigan, Wisconsin and...

State recommends shrinking Caro mental health facility 

After months of debate and uncertainty over the future of a mental health facility in rural Caro, the state has officially recommended that it...

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