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Families say athletic bans would exact a toll on rural transgender...

Katy Binstead’s 13-year-old transgender daughter, Emily Wilson, enjoyed playing basketball recreationally this past summer. When school reopened, she decided to try out for the...

Bills you may have missed, from banning workplace vaccine mandates to...

State lawmakers have introduced bills in March on topics ranging from expanding unemployment benefits to protecting members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination to...

Republican introduces anti-trans sports bill, following trend in other states

Updated, 11:03 a.m., 3/11/21 with comments from Theis State Sen. Lana Theis (R-Brighton) on Wednesday followed in the footsteps of lawmakers in more than 20...

Legislation to expand LGBTQ rights gets GOP support in House, Senate 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic lawmakers announced Monday that for the first time ever, they have bipartisan support in both chambers of the Legislature...

Rick Haglund: More companies recognize the value of diversity and inclusion....

Lee Chatfield did more to advance the cause of diversity, inclusion and equity in Michigan workplaces in the past two weeks than he did...

Susan J. Demas: A GOP firebrand put economics before his values....

It was somewhat surprising when news broke a couple weeks ago that Southwest Michigan First was tapping former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering)...

After flip-flopping on LGBTQ rights, Chatfield resigns from new CEO post

Former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) announced on social media Monday morning that he has resigned as CEO of Southwest Michigan First, as...

Kalamazoo City Commission severs ties, funding to biz group after Chatfield...

Less than a week after former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield landed a new job as the CEO of a Kalamazoo-based economic development agency,...

Nessel took more than 200 legal actions in the Trump era....

Since the first week Attorney General Dana Nessel took office in January 2019, the Democrat has been busy joining multi-state lawsuits and other legal...

Susan J. Demas: A Biden presidency offers a return to normalcy....

Two weeks after barbarians stormed the People's House with Confederate and Trump flags, Nazi slogans and guns, on the hunt for the vice president,...

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