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Breaking: Watchdog org. filing complaint against anti-abortion group with state contract

A nonpartisan consumer watchdog group plans to file a complaint on Monday calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as well as Attorney General Dana Nessel...

ICYMI: Interviews with Whitmer, Gilchrist, Nessel and Calley

Within our first month of starting up, the Michigan Advance has brought you in-depth interviews with four of the top leaders in Michigan: Gov....

Bliss seeks to expand racial equity as she nears re-election campaign

As the mayor of Michigan’s second-largest city prepares to run for a second term in office, she’s focused on continuing to make Grand Rapids...

MI Dept. of Civil Rights will take discrimination complaints during federal...

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MCDR) on Thursday put out a notice that it is still handling discrimination complaints, even as federal agencies...

Women lead 4 top Michigan offices as McCormack elected chief justice

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously elected Bridget McCormack to serve a two-year term as chief justice. She succeeds Stephen Markman and becomes...

Voters Not Politicians could challenge ballot proposal limits

Updated, 9:50 a.m., 1/9/19 A litany of legislation signed during last month’s Lame Duck session is under scrutiny as groups consider a variety of challenges....

Whitmer signs equal pay measure

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Tuesday that would stop state departments and agencies from asking about or investigating an applicants prior salary...

Tlaib, workers talk impact of federal government shutdown

As long as the current partial federal government shutdown continues, Hodari Brown says his home mortgage is in jeopardy. “I haven’t been paid since...

AG backs case against Trump contraception rules

Attorney General Dana Nessel is joining Massachusetts and other states in fighting rules issued under President Donald Trump’s administration meant to roll back Barack...

Whitmer signs directive barring LGBT discrimination

Jeynce Poindexter fought back tears this morning. The Equality Michigan transgender specialist and victim advocate witnessed Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivering on a campaign...

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