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Column: Trump admin issues new crackdown on immigrants with health insurance...

On Oct. 4, the President Trump administration issued a proclamation targeting the health insurance market and legal immigration into the United States. The impact...

Former Gov. William Milliken, whose brand of moderate politics has all...

William Milliken, a moderate Republican and ardent environmentalist who served as Michigan's governor from 1969 to 1983, died on Friday in Traverse City, according...

Bipartisan bills would shield domestic and sexual violence victims’ addresses

Legislation introduced this month in the Michigan Legislature could help stop perpetrators from finding victims of domestic or sexual violence again.  The bipartisan Address Confidentiality...
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3 Michigan cities ban gay conversion therapy for minors, protecting 1%...

This week, Ferndale became the third city in Michigan to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors. Following in the footsteps of Huntington...

Elijah Cummings, chair of the powerful House Oversight Committee investigating Trump,...

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the son of sharecroppers who rose to the highest heights of national politics — but never lost touch with...

Whitmer to keynote 5th annual sexual assault summit

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is slated to be the keynote speaker at Michigan’s fifth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit in December.  The annual event...

Effort to appoint interim Michigan civil rights director fails

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) deadlocked twice on Monday evening in its attempt to appoint an interim department leader after firing Director Augustin...

Grand Rapids-area leaders condemn synagogue vandalism

The vandalism of a Jewish temple in Grand Rapids over the weekend has drawn widespread condemnation from West Michigan political leaders.  As the Advance first...

Whitmer proclaims Monday Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a proclamation declaring Monday Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan. "... We should honor the historic, cultural, and contemporary significance of...

Column: Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of...

Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an...

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