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Hoadley to challenge Upton, would be 1st openly gay Michigan member...

Updated 10:39 a.m., 4/9/19 State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) said he will announce today that he will seek the Democratic nomination to represent Michigan’s 6th...
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Michigan lawmakers lead bipartisan group protesting Iraqi deportations

Updated 4:18 p.m. A group of lawmakers led by Michigan’s U.S. Reps. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and John Moolenaar (R-Midland) called on the President Donald...
Rep. Debbie Dingell in Washington

House passes revamped Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to renew and expand legislation that aids victims of domestic violence, setting the stage...
Rep. Debbie Dingell

Dingell takes on the NRA: ‘I was sure I was going...

WASHINGTON — For Debbie Dingell, keeping guns away from domestic violence perpetrators is personal. “This is something that I care very, very deeply about,...
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton

Upton: ‘It didn’t make sense’ to attend Trump rally

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) got a last-minute invite to President Trump’s rally in Grand Rapids last week, but he already...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

Nessel has received violent, anti-Semitic threats over Catholic Church investigation

Updated 11:15 a.m. Attorney General Dana Nessel has continued the investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church started by her predecessor, Republican Bill Schuette. However,...
Attorney General Dana Nessel

GOP lawmaker accuses Nessel of ‘religious bigotry’ after retweet

State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) is accusing Attorney General Dana Nessel of “religious bigotry” after a recent retweet. The accusation stems from the Democratic...
Gretchen Whitmer at the 2017 Women's March

Whitmer makes play for Georgia’s film industry, sans incentives

Updated 8:25 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is hoping to attract some of Georgia’s lucrative film industry as that state’s impending anti-abortion legislation has many...

Gerrymandering doc featuring Voters Not Politicians founder debuting at Tribeca Film...

Katie Fahey, like many people in the immediate aftermath of now-President Donald Trump’s election, was not happy. “My disappointment makes me not trust the rest...

Trump rallies in Grand Rapids today. Research shows counties with 2016...

President Donald Trump is gearing up for a 2020 campaign rally in Grand Rapids on Thursday. Michigan is the key to his re-election, as...

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