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Benson unveils transgender-friendly policy for state IDs

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Monday announced that her administration is revising the policy for changing gender identity on driver licenses or identification...

Whitmer: Betsy DeVos is unpopular, Trump tweets are ‘dumb’ 

WASHINGTON — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer doesn’t mince her words when she talks about President Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos and Republicans in the Michigan Legislature.  The...

New: 2 Michigan Dems push for federal family leave changes

Updated, 1:33 p.m. 11/14/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Married couples who work for the same employer may be restricted in the amount of time...

Buoyed by Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality...

Nessel urges Trump admin to withdraw proposal limiting asylum-seekers’ working rights

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 18 other attorneys general last week in opposing a President Trump administration proposed rule that would eliminate the 30-day...

How Michigan 2018 candidates experienced Islamophobia through social media

Michigan made history during the 2018 midterms with a record number of Muslim Americans running for local, statewide and federal offices. But a new...

How positive language could improve public policy for struggling communities

Could focusing on a person’s or community’s attributions and aspirations instead of their struggles reverse systemic inequity? Some leaders in policy, media, the nonprofit sector...

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court may side with Trump.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears unlikely to salvage a former President Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young, unauthorized...

Dems slam Shirkey’s comparison of abortion to slavery as ‘out of...

Democratic lawmakers are hitting back at the “unfortunate remarks” made by state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) last week comparing abortion to slavery.  Speaking...

MSU students demand support for immigrants, sanctuary school status

Some Michigan State University students are demanding the administration declares it a sanctuary school and provide more support and resources for undocumented and Deferred...

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