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Metro Detroit cities ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts

As state officials report that whites are about twice as likely as Blacks to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Michigan, two cities with majority...

Senate passes small COVID relief plan, Dem calls it ‘callous cruelty...

After fierce partisan debate on the floor, the GOP-led Michigan Senate voted along party lines Thursday to adopt a $727 million supplemental funding bill...

Lawmaker renews fight to ban discrimination based on hair

Updated, 7:58 a.m., 2/25/21 Cameo King knows the potential downside of wearing natural hair.  As a young African-American journalist, she was advised by someone in management...

State judge rejects motion by right-wing robocallers to toss case

Judge Margaret Van Houten of the state’s Third Circuit Court has rejected a motion by far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jack Burkman and...

Susan J. Demas: A GOP firebrand put economics before his values....

It was somewhat surprising when news broke a couple weeks ago that Southwest Michigan First was tapping former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering)...

New: White Michiganders are about 2x as likely to have gotten...

Updated, 5:23 p.m. 2/23/21 State health officials reported Tuesday that white people are about twice as likely as Black individuals to be vaccinated for COVID-19...

A GOP West Mich. official who was reportedly at the Jan....

Amid media attention for allegedly being at the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Allendale Township Planning Commissioner Ryan Kelley has filed to...

Whites, Blacks push back against hate in Detroit suburb after KKK...

Hundreds of neighbors marched and rallied in Grosse Pointe Park on Sunday several days after an African-American resident spotted a Ku Klux Klan flag...

After flip-flopping on LGBTQ rights, Chatfield resigns from new CEO post

Former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) announced on social media Monday morning that he has resigned as CEO of Southwest Michigan First, as...

Biden Interior secretary pick likely to face rocky confirmation hearing

U.S. Senate Republicans may use this week’s Interior confirmation hearing for U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland to air their grievances about the Biden administration’s energy...

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