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Peters, Stabenow join calls for Trump aide Stephen Miller to resign

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) have joined four other Michigan lawmakers in demanding the resignation of White House Senior...

SOS taps new elections chief

Jonathan Brater is the new director of the Michigan Bureau of Elections starting Jan. 2. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Brater will replace retiring...

Stabenow joins effort to extend Equal Rights Amendment deadline

As hopes grow that Virginia will ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) is among 16 new co-sponsors of a...

Nessel teaming up with NY attorney general to go after ‘Me...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is moving forward with her fight against at-home rape kits.  An Ingham County judge in September approved Nessel’s subpoena for...

What you need to know about rape kits: They’re free, no...

The number of victims of rape annually in Michigan is on a steady rise, from 3,016 in 2014 to 3,670 in 2018, according to...

Susan J. Demas: Time for male journalists to step up and...

This week, a story broke that the male Senate GOP leader called Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democrats “batshit crazy.” The journalistic impulse in these situations...

Kalamazoo schools updates sex ed curriculum to include consent

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education approved a new, more inclusive reproductive health curriculum at a school board meeting Thursday. The new curriculum, titled...

4 Michigan members of Congress call for Trump aide Stephen Miller’s...

Four Michigan Democratic lawmakers are among the U.S. House members who took the lead in drafting an open letter to President Donald Trump, calling...

Shirkey calls Whitmer and Michigan Dems ‘batshit crazy,’ gov’s office calls...

Updated 8:01 p.m. 11/21/19 with additional comments from Shirkey State Sen. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) had some colorful things to say about Gov. Gretchen...

Exclusive: Gilchrist reflects on historic first bill signing as acting governor

In his role as acting governor, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist on Thursday signed legislation that reverses the lifelong ban on felons who submit applications...

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