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Susan J. Demas: Michigan Sen. Lucido must be held accountable for...

By now, I hope you have read the first-person story by Advance reporter Allison Donahue in which she thoroughly details the belittling and sexist...

Cheers erupt as Virginia lawmakers vote to become pivotal 38th state...

Cheers erupted at the Capitol as the Equal Rights Amendment cleared both chambers of the General Assembly on Wednesday, making Virginia the 38th and...

Senate GOP, Dem leaders ask for formal investigation into sexual harassment...

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) on Wednesday afternoon wrote the Senate Business Office asking for...

Senate GOP leader calls Lucido’s sexist comments to reporter ‘very unacceptable,’...

Updated, 2:46 p.m. 1/15/19, with additional comments Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) on Wednesday called sexist comments state Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.)...

I tried to interview Sen. Peter Lucido. He told me a...

I waited outside the Michigan Senate chamber to ask Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) on Tuesday for a comment about the Detroit Metro Times’...

Klobuchar points to Whitmer in Dem debate as an example of...

It was inevitable. After a torrent of stories about a 2018 conversation when presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said rival U.S. Sen....

U.S. Rep. John Lewis won’t keynote Lansing MLK Day event

Civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has canceled a Lansing appearance scheduled for next week. The Dr. Martin Luther King Commission of Mid-Michigan...

Michigan is expected to lose a seat in Congress. Here’s why...

WASHINGTON — Michigan is projected to lose a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show — a change that would diminish...

The march to reverse Roe v. Wade: Michigan anti-abortion group, 5...

Right to Life of Michigan, the state’s foremost anti-abortion organization, has filed to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe...

Lawmakers start year by focusing on human trafficking

Ruth Rondon, who was a victim of human trafficking for 18 years, shared on Thursday her emotional story of trauma, abuse, rape and corruption...

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