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Whitmer’s LGBTQ directive could face lawsuit on religious grounds

The head of the State Bar’s Religious Liberty section is seeking to file a lawsuit that would challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new executive directive...

Michigan GOP looks to hit pause on Benson gerrymandering settlement

Attorneys representing Michigan GOP lawmakers are seeking to delay a pending settlement agreement in a lawsuit alleging Republican gerrymandering in several of the state’s...

Susan J. Demas: John Engler, living embodiment of toxic masculinity

Nobody expected John Engler to go gently into that good night. And he didn’t. In an 11-page screed dripping with bitterness and a twinge of...
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

Shirkey talks divided government, touts Medicaid work rules

On Jan. 1, state Sen. Mike Shirkey became the most powerful Republican in the Michigan Legislature. As the new Senate majority leader, the Clarklake...

Benson reflects on legacies of Richard Austin and MLK

Prior to being elected secretary of state last year, Jocelyn Benson had a long career dedicated to both civil right and voting rights. A former...

Photo gallery: Scenes from the Women’s March

Women's March events were held over the weekend for the third straight year in Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Detroit, East Lansing, Saugatuck/Douglas and Holland....

Photo gallery: MSU after John Engler

It was a snowy Thursday morning when the Michigan State University Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of interim President John Engler after a...

Women’s March draws more than 1,000 in Detroit despite controversy

More than 1,000 people braved snowy conditions and attended today Women’s March at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. "This freedom that...

Gerrymandering suit settlement could spark political showdown for 2020

Voters may have believed they settled the issue of how to draw fairer legislative and congressional districts in Michigan when they voted for Proposal...

Benson: Michigan’s team of female executives is a ‘win-win’

As the first Democrat to serve as Michigan Secretary of State in almost 25 years, Jocelyn Benson is also part of a...

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