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Dems, progressive groups want Michigan civil rights chief to resign over...

Updated 9:54 a.m. 8/13/2019 More than 20 Democratic lawmakers on Monday called for embattled Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu to resign after making...

Voting rights nonprofit intervenes in anti-redistricting suit

Just weeks after a group of Republicans sued Michigan’s secretary of state in an attempt to block the state’s new independent redistricting commission, the...

Study: New Trump admin rule cracking down on legal immigrants could...

Updated 1:10 p.m. 8/13/19 President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security finalized a new rule Monday that will allow immigration officials to deny green cards...

Michigan state police director discusses racial profiling, community outreach

In the face of continued scrutiny of law enforcement across the nation, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Joseph Gasper has made diversifying his...
Tlaib, Trump, Omar

Report: Trump wants Tlaib, Omar banned from Israel

President Donald Trump is taking his battle with progressive congresswomen to a new level, telling advisers he believes Israel should ban two Democrats from...

Arbulu: Sexist comments like calling daughter ‘hot’ were ‘regrettable’

Documents released by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) Friday detail sexist comments that MDCR Director Agustin Arbulu made to a coworker, as...

Iraqi Oakland County resident dies after deportation

Updated 2:24 p.m. Jimmy Aldaoud, an Iraqi national who lived most of his life in the United States, died Tuesday from complications of diabetes after...

Emily Durbin: Gun violence is preventable and it’s up to Michigan...

Americans have experienced so many mass shootings that we have a familiar ritual of how unspeakable tragedies are reported and how their impacts are...

House Dem leader calls for state’s civil rights chief to resign

State House Minority Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) is calling on Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) Director Augustin Arbulu to resign, following a...

Chang plans bill granting driver licenses for immigrants

A Democratic state lawmaker is taking action on issuing driver licenses to undocumented immigrants, just days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer indicated her support for...

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