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Schor under fire for Lansing Fire Dept.’s lack of diversity

There’s been a very public war of words between Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro. Now Dale Copedge, president...
Elissa Slotkin's ceremonial swearing in

Slotkin questions Trump DHS secretary on family separation policy

Freshman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) woke up "what had been relatively sleepy interrogation" last week of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen,...

Latino Legislative Caucus announces leadership

State Reps. Alex Garza (D-Taylor) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) will lead the Michigan Latino Legislative Latino Caucus this session. “I am honored to lead the...

Why did 23 House Republicans vote against anti-discrimination resolution?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly adopted an anti-bigotry resolution this week, with 23 Republicans voting against the measure. The resolution, whose lead author...

House Democrats pass sweeping voting rights, ethics legislation

WASHINGTON — Michigan's congressional delegation was split down the middle on Friday as the U.S. House passed a broad election reform and ethics bill...

On this day in 1983: Nun battling Vatican poised to head...

A Michigan Senate committee on March 8, 1983, recommended that Sister Agnes Mary Mansour’s appointment to head the Department of Social Services be approved...

All Michigan House members vote for measure against anti-Semitism, bigotry

All 14 members of Michigan's U.S. House delegation on Thursday voted for a resolution decrying anti-Semitism, racism and anti-Muslim bigotry. House Resolution 183 originally was...

Dingell joins effort to revive Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) on Thursday helped unveil legislation re-authorizing funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault,...

Whitmer texted Shirkey over ‘doubling down on stupid’ remark

At a Detroit luncheon on Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a rejoinder for state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), who had pointed criticism...

On this Day in 1857: Cass becomes U.S. Secretary of State

Lewis Cass of Michigan on March 6, 1857, became U.S. Secretary of State. Cass previously served as Michigan territorial governor from 1813 to 1831. He...

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