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Michigan Senate GOP appeals gerrymandering case to SCOTUS

Updated: 5/2, 10:16 A.M. The Republican majority in the Michigan Senate has, as promised, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a federal court’s order that...
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Grand Rapids police under fire from civil rights groups for Latino...

Civil and immigrants’ rights groups in Michigan want the state to put the Grand Rapids Police Department under a microscope. On Tuesday, the Michigan chapter...

Slotkin to meet with DeVos in May on sexual assault issues

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers have introduced sexual assault legislation that they hope will help prevent situations like the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal that rocked...

Ajegba: Working with Whitmer ‘fix the damn roads’

The man in charge of carrying out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most famous campaign promise to “fix the damn roads” is Michigan Department of Transportation...

Susan J. Demas: Michigan GOP’s redistricting scam is part of national...

In politics, coverage is almost exclusively driven by the horserace: who’s winning and who’s losing. But in Michigan, a federal three-judge panel just unanimously ruled...

Keith’s civil liberties and civil rights legacy lives on

“I don’t scare easily,” Damon J. Keith declared once about threats to his life stemming from his ruling in the seminal 1970 Pontiac public...

Michigan NICU nurse Julia Pulver’s tweets on Trump’s abortion lie go...

At a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed what CNN called an "incendiary falsehood" about mothers and doctors conspiring to kill...

Judge Damon Keith dies at 96, remembered as ‘crusader for civil...

Updated, 2:10 p.m. with comments from Gov. Whitmer and others: Damon J. Keith, the legendary federal judge from Detroit, has died at age 96. An...

After synagogue shooting, Nessel reiterates need for hate crimes unit

Attorney General Dana Nessel told the Advance on Sunday that another synagogue shooting over the weekend shows the need for the new hate crimes...

Rick Haglund: Michigan is running out of workers. That’s bad news...

Michigan has largely focused on boosting educational attainment and vocational skills to meet employers’ current and future workforce needs. But there’s a bigger issue threatening...

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