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Trump hasn’t stumped in Michigan in 253 days, but VP promises...

President Donald Trump last campaigned in Michigan on March 28, when he triumphantly kicked off his 2020 campaign in Grand Rapids. That was 253...

Advocates push to outlaw child marriage in Michigan, citing sexual abuse...

The state Legislature has yet to take up a bipartisan bill package that would outlaw child marriages by raising the minimum age to get...

Whitmer calls for culture change around sexual assault, rolls out texting...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says we need to make major societal changes to end sexual assault on college campuses.  “It takes every one of us to...

Susan J. Demas: Right-wing lies on abortion paved the way for...

During no-filter November, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey sent shockwaves across Michigan's Capitol when he compared abortion to "the scourge we endured when we...

‘I don’t want my father to die’: Dearborn Heights woman pleas...

On the day before Thanksgiving, Mariam Charara received a call from her lawyer, who told her that despite her father’s dire health, he will...

Michiganders can now register to vote online, use digital notary services

As of Monday, Michiganders can now register to vote, update their voter registration information and have documents notarized from the comfort of their computer,...

Report: 250 students arrested by ICE after sting at fake metro...

About 250 students of a fake university in Farmington Hills have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since January as part...

The tumultuous life of an independent redistricting commissioner

A warm breeze blew past Colleen Coyle Mathis and her husband, Christopher, as they lounged on the back porch of their Spanish Colonial Revival-style...

Oakland County expands protections for LGBTQs 

A new non-discrimination policy in Oakland County, signed into law Tuesday, expands protections regarding gender identity and expression.  Oakland County Executive David Coulter, a Democrat,...

Judge allows independent redistricting commission to move forward over GOP objections

Updated, 6:07 p.m. 11/25/19 A federal judge in Grand Rapids has denied a request by several Michigan Republicans to block the implementation of a new...

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