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ACLU: Michigan one of states with most anti-mosque incidents

Michigan is one of eight states that has had 11 or more anti-mosque incidents since 2005, according to data collected by the American Civil...

AG, lawmakers stand against hate after New Zealand mosque shooting

Elected officials and faith leaders spoke out against anti-Muslim hate crimes on Sunday at the state’s largest mosque in Dearborn. Attorney General Dana Nessel spoke at...

Alex Rossman: Michigan’s budget should address racial inequality

I was going to write this for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Then I was going to write this for Black History Month. But...

Schor seeks to end feud with former fire chief

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has apologized to former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro following a recent public dispute about hiring practices for firefighters, the...

Slideshow: ‘We Build the Wall’ town hall and protest

The “We Build the Wall” town hall drew about 500 people at Cobo Center in Detroit Thursday night, as the Advance reported. Former President Donald Trump...

Bannon rallies hundreds in Detroit for Trump’s border wall

Former President Donald Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon was serving up plenty of red meat to Republicans on immigration in Detroit Thursday night. Bannon, a...

Peters, Stabenow vote to reject Trump’s border emergency

Updated, 3:50 p.m., with comments from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters. WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. Senate today delivered a stinging rebuke to President Trump by...
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Stacey Abrams to keynote annual Mackinac Policy Conference

Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the national Democratic Party, will be in Michigan this spring. Abrams, who narrowly lost her race for Georgia...

Think tank: Trump budget cuts training key to Black workers

President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget includes $1.2 billion in cuts to several job training programs will hurt African-Americans and other underserved...

Schor under fire for Lansing Fire Dept.’s lack of diversity

There’s been a very public war of words between Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro. Now Dale Copedge, president...

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