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Nessel: Trump is a ‘huge factor’ in hate crimes rising in...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has earned blowback from some right-wing critics over her new hate crimes unit, so they’re really going to love...

AG, high court could still weigh minimum wage, sick leave laws

Attorney General Dana Nessel and the state’s highest court could still weigh whether Lame Duck laws that dramatically scaled back ballot proposals regarding paid...

Michigan millennial leads nation’s largest NAACP branch

Kamilia Landrum is on the move. At 30, she’s the youngest Detroit NAACP executive director in the branch’s 107 years. The Detroit branch is the...

AG asked to review migrant farm worker pay

Updated, 5:48 p.m. with comments from Arbulu, Scholten, LARA and the Farm Bureau. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking Attorney General Dana Nessel to...

2 Michigan Republicans join failed override of Trump’s emergency declaration veto

The U.S. House on Tuesday wasn't able to muster the necessary two-thirds majority to override President Donald Trump's first veto. Congress had previously rejected...

Kamala Harris to keynote Detroit NAACP dinner

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will headline an event for the Detroit branch of the NAACP on May 5. The Detroit News first...

Hammoud says foe’s criticism of his alcohol-limit bill rooted in Islamophobia

State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud’s bill package lowering Michigan’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold has drawn sharp criticism from a Democratic political foe. Brian Stone...

2020 organizing effort in Detroit looks to attract college Dems

The Michigan Democratic Party is recruiting college juniors to work this summer in Detroit to become field organizers for the 2020 presidential election. The program,...

DeVos under fire from Michigan Dems over school sexual assault policy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing intense criticism from congressional Democrats and advocacy groups as she prepares to overhaul how schools...

Nessel says same-sex adoption settlement is ‘airtight,’ talks Michigan marriage equality...

Before she was attorney general, Dana Nessel was the lead attorney on a case challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex adoption. She represented Jayne Rowse and...

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