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Detroit turns page on Cobo, bank to rename convention center

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) on Wednesday awarded the naming rights of 723,000-square-foot Cobo Center in Detroit to Chemical Bank. The facility is...

House Republicans offer ‘guiding principles’ for term

Republican members of the Michigan House on Tuesday unveiled their action plan for the 2019-20 legislative term, hitting on issues they’ve stressed before. During the...

On this day in 1922: Michigan’s first Black Supreme Court justice...

Otis M. Smith, the first African-American to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court, was born on this day in Memphis, Tenn., in 1922. Smith attended...
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GOP lawmaker appears to compare poll taxes to gun license fees

It was a fairly routine Michigan House committee hearing until a GOP lawmaker unexpectedly raised the idea of a poll tax, which hasn’t been...

Is ranked-choice voting the next election reform for Michigan?

Another big change could be coming for elections in Michigan — if the measure can get on the ballot. In 2018, Michigan voters approved sweeping...

Michigan joins states fighting Trump’s emergency declaration for wall

Michigan's attorney general had some harsh words about President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to gain funding for a border wall. Dana Nessel called it “a...

Immigrant detention company could buy private land since Whitmer nixed plan

A Virginia-based company that planned to build a private immigrant detention center in Michigan may now consider buying private property after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Activists voice border wall dissent

Left-leaning Michigan activists met in a Lansing church basement on Monday to show their support for Presidents Day protests planned across the nation. The action...

FOX-2’s mess over Whitmer’s dress makes international news

FOX-2 got its clicks for a story quoting random people appraising Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appearance. The station's management defended the move and appears to...

Susan J. Demas: It’s a new day in Michigan, boys. Try...

Just after Christmas 2011, I was sitting in a tent in Arizona's Arrastra Mountains, enjoying the 20-degree chill and a much-needed break from covering politics...

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