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Nessel declines to offer opinion on Elliott-Larsen due to SCOTUS case

Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office announced Thursday that it won’t offer a new opinion on one issued by former Attorney General Bill Schuette that...

Tlaib, Lawrence back U.S. House effort to study slavery reparations

Updated, 3:13 p.m., with comments from Lawrence and Tlaib WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is slated to hold a hearing Wednesday on legislation that would...

Mary Alice Carter: Real Alternatives is a real waste of Michigan...

It shouldn’t be controversial to say that elected officials have a responsibility to be trustworthy stewards of taxpayers’ money. Unfortunately, conservative legislators in Lansing have...
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Whitmer signs women in sports executive order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Monday creating a task force aimed at promoting women in sports. The Task Force on Women in Sports...
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Michigan LGBTQ community still waiting for business leaders to step up

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the most recent push to amend Michigan’s civil rights act to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, she pitched it...
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From suing the state to serving as AG: Nessel recalls journey...

Saturday wasn't the first time that Attorney General Dana Nessel was the grand marshal of Michigan Pride. Five years earlier, she served in that role...
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Pro-LGBTQ officials running Michigan is a sea change

Michigan was one of just four states that took its same-sex marriage fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 —...

LGBTQ pols working to build another ‘rainbow wave’ in 2020

In 2004, almost 60% of Michiganders voted to deny same-sex couples marriage rights. The constitutional amendment outperformed former President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign...

Whitmer, Gilchrist commemorate Juneteenth in Lansing

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist appeared at Lansing Community College Thursday for the city’s official celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating...

Michigan education board approves long-debated social studies curriculum

The Michigan Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve a new social studies curriculum for the first time in more than 10 years after...

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