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Susan J. Demas: You can really just stop with your creepy...

A Detroit TV station decided that an insightful story to throw together on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State address was a...

West Michigan biz leaders cheer Whitmer’s LGBTQ rights push

Several members of West Michigan’s famously conservative business community are on board with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's call in her State of the State address...

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

On this day in 1965: Feds seek Dearborn mayor after racist...

U.S. marshals sought to arrest segregationist Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard on this day in 1965 for failing to show up for an arraignment. The charge:...

Gov. to skip SOS happy talk tradition, focus on roads, schools

Michiganders have come to expect that once a year, their governor will appear on TV and put a happy face on the state of...

Metro Detroit leaders offer Whitmer advice before 1st State of the...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State message on Tuesday at the state Capitol. Expectations are always high for a...

Dems try to ax tampon tax again

Michigan could become the 11th state to eliminate the tax on feminine hygiene products if legislation introduced this week is signed into law. State Reps. Brian...

Black nonprofit to celebrate ‘shared history’ at awards gala

A nonprofit group is slated to hold an event honoring Michigan African-American leaders in honor of Black History Month. Last year, now-Lt. Gov. Garlin...

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