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Whitmer supports banning chokeholds, making racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes

Updated, 5:14 p.m. 6/29/20 with additional comments from Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday proposed additional police reform policies aimed at helping strengthen police-community relations. The...

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana...

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...

Jeff Timmer: Goldilocks and the Americans willing to tolerate police who...

Listen up, Goldilocks. No one has the time or patience for your moral relativism and false-equivalencies bullshit anymore. Too hard. Too soft. Too damn...

On this day in 1963: GOP Michigan governor fights for fair...

An unlikely collaboration occurred on June 29, 1963 — at least by today’s political standards. Gov. George Romney, a moderate Republican, participated in a seminal...

How Black Lives Matter has changed Pride Month

On June 28, 1970, New York City hosted the first Pride march, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Fifty years later, the COVID-19 global...

On this day in 1990: Nelson Mandela visits Detroit

South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela visited Detroit on June 28, 1990. Part of his historic eight-city, 10-day tour of the United States, the...

Trump says it’s ‘like living in hell’ in Detroit, other cities

During a Fox News town hall Thursday with Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump knocked Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and Oakland over violent crime, while the...

Upton joins House Dems in passing sweeping police reform

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared...
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Moss on LGBTQ Pride Month: ‘I’m begging for respect in the...

For the sixth time as a state lawmaker, state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) on Wednesday urged his colleagues in the Senate to pass a...

State agencies partner on returning citizen initiative

The Michigan Department of State (DOS) and the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) this week announced a joint initiative to help those released from...

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