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Nessel joins brief against DACA repeal

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a brief in the lawsuit against the federal repeal of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The...

Bipartisan Senate report urges Trump admin to combat 2020 election interference

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report Tuesday calling on the Trump administration to take steps to combat foreign...

Anti-abortion group with troubled history earns Whitmer veto

Updated, 8:14 a.m. 10/8/19 Among Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s list of line item vetoes for the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget was $700,000 for a controversial...

SCOTUS to hear case Tuesday on whether it’s legal to fire...

WASHINGTON — Can employers legally fire people simply because they’re gay, lesbian or transgender? That is the question at the crux of a trio of...

Column: Trump’s relentless assault on immigrants threatens their futures, and even...

The impeachment inquiry against President Trump has quickly become the greatest challenge to his presidency, but that doesn’t seem to have slowed his relentless...

Whitmer denounces Trump plan to clamp down on refugees

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office released a statement Friday condemning the President Trump administration’s recent plan to cut the number of asylum-seeking refugees allowed to...

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states...

Bills axing Michigan’s ‘tampon tax’ get House hearing

A Michigan House panel on Wednesday heard testimony on a set of bills getting rid of the so-called “tampon tax” introduced by state Reps....

Progressive Women’s Caucus members introduce domestic violence awareness resolutions

State lawmakers in the Progressive Women’s Caucus are introducing resolutions to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness month in Michigan.  The resolutions, introduced by state...

Woman fights for civil rights in first-ever transgender case before the...

The first case involving the civil rights of transgender people will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8 to rule whether a...

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