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Some clerks could get extra day to process ballots, but SOS...

The Michigan Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow some local clerks more time to process ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.  Senate Bill...

Bush administration ethics lawyer slams hiring of DeJoy as postmaster

WASHINGTON — A top ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Monday decried Louis DeJoy’s appointment to postmaster general and called for a...

What’s in a name? Debate continues as Hispanic Heritage Month begins. 

Whatever you do, don’t call Elena Herrada Hispanic or Mexican American.  “I never liked the term 'Mexican American' because it marginalizes us. I refer to...

MSU removes name of former KKK member from building

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved the removal of Stephen Nisbet’s name from a university building. It followed...

Whitmer, Nessel, Dems urge residents to vote during virtual rally

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and a bevy of other Michigan Democratic politicians during a Saturday virtual rally conveyed support for Democratic...

Rick Haglund: Blacks have lost ground in Michigan — and it’s...

In his long career as a University of Michigan labor economist, Don Grimes never focused his research on race-based income inequality. “I’ve always believed in...

Michigan can’t count absentee ballots until Election Day. A local clerk...

Updated, 1:31 p.m., 9/11/20, with comments from Gov. Whitmer's office Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum this week sent a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and...

Detroit lawmakers call for investigation into police violence against protesters

A group of elected officials this week called for an independent investigation into use of force by Detroit police against protesters and journalists over...

U of M-Dearborn hosts separate ‘cafe’ events for people of color...

The University of Michigan-Dearborn held two virtual events Tuesday titled “Non-POC Cafe” and “POC Cafe” for students to discuss their experiences with race, but...

Watchdog: Detroit-anchored congressional districts ‘shortchanged’ in PPP loans

Stephanie Byrd feels like she’s hanging on by a shoestring. The second-generation small business owner has been rocked by COVID-19. And her parents, Alida...

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