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Whitmer establishes census committee to ensure accurate count

With questions looming about the 2020 Census, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at making sure Michigan has a “complete count.”...

Whitmer asked at 19th Amendment event if ‘angry women’ will decide...

A ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote went slightly off-the-rails when a local TV reporter asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if...

Nessel says female presidential hopefuls are snagging more attention

At an April event for women in politics, Attorney General Dana Nessel didn't hold back her criticism that the six women running for president...

Detroit police chief: Nazis wanted ‘Charlottesville II’ at Detroit LGBTQ Pride

Armed Nazis who crashed Motor City Pride over the weekend hoped to spark a repeat of the violence at the 2017 Charlottesville, Va., "Unite...

State panel wrestles with ballot initiative uncertainty

A state panel that approves citizen petition drive language mulled the idea Monday of adding a large disclaimer to guidelines for ballot circulators that...

Poll: 74% back proposed LGBTQ anti-discrimination law, including most Republicans

A poll conducted this month shows that roughly three out of four likely Michigan voters support new legislation that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ...

Nazis protest Motor City Pride

Detroit's LGBTQ Pride festival was crashed by a small group of Nazis, the U.K.-based Independent and Reuters report: In Detroit, an armed white supremacist group called...

Proposal 3 got teens to polls, Kushner clashes with Ronna McDaniel...

Proposal 3 may have snagged the least attention of ballot measures last year (the other two legalized pot and went after gerrymandering), but its...

Michigan could suffer most from Trump’s Mexico tariff plan

Michigan — whose voters broke the blue wall to turn out for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 — could end up being the hardest-hit...
Rashida Tlaib

Tlaib tears up sharing death threat at House Oversight hearing

Recalling a death threat, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) teared up during a House Oversight Committee hearing on white supremacy and domestic terrorism this...

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