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Shirkey falsely claims ‘dead people voted’ in election, again says Trump...

Updated, 4:46 p.m., 2/16/21 with comments from House Minority Leader Lasinski In one of Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey’s first interviews since the Clarklake Republican...

Kalamazoo City Commission severs ties, funding to biz group after Chatfield...

Less than a week after former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield landed a new job as the CEO of a Kalamazoo-based economic development agency,...

Racial inequities resurface in coronavirus vaccinations

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun has been knee-deep in coronavirus data for nearly a year. As the state’s chief medical officer and the chief deputy director...

Rep. Johnson says she feels ‘used and abused’ after Trump impeachment...

On the fourth day of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Michigan was once...

Whitmer rolls out $67B budget, with boosts for schools, public health

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolled out her third state budget proposal Thursday morning, with $67.1 billion focusing on education, economic development, infrastructure and public health...

New: Whitmer rolls out plan to ax ‘tampon tax’ without squeezing...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told the Michigan Advance Thursday that her Fiscal Year 2022 budget plan will include a provision to end the Michigan sales...

Officials push to erase racial disparities in COVID vaccination rates

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) had a message for constituents hesitant to get the coronavirus vaccine.  “I was scared to death to get this shot,”...

Biden appoints Khaldun to COVID equity task force

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical officer and chief deputy director for health for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been...

Election reform to return as a priority for Dems in Congress

WASHINGTON — Democrats who control Congress by narrow margins and the White House are making a fresh attempt to move forward a massive package...

Tlaib: Failing to take the Jan. 6 insurrection seriously will ‘lead...

In an emotional speech on the House floor Thursday night, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) urged her Republican colleagues to take the insurrection of...

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