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Tlaib signs onto resolution to expel fellow Rep. Greene

WASHINGTON — Dozens of U.S. House Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) backed a resolution filed Friday to expel U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor...

Upton joins Dems in passing Dreamers bill

Updated, 11:29 a.m., 3/19/21 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living...

‘It’s going to be a lifesaver’: Here’s how the new child...

When U.S. President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law last week, setting up millions of families across the country...

House, Senate adopt resolutions condemning hate crimes against Asian Americans

After shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday killed eight people, including six Asian-American women, resolutions condemning racism and violence against...

Ken Coleman: Taking the COVID-19 vaccine was an easy decision for...

When my wife, Kim Trent, and I learned last week that our physician had the COVID-19 vaccine available, we jumped at the opportunity to...

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children continue to face a border crisis and...

Michigan educators, civil rights leaders work to stop anti-Asian violence during...

Updated, 4:33 p.m., 3/17/21 University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja says that as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year in Michigan, she’s concerned that...

Senate confirms Haaland as first-ever Native American to serve in the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland made history on Monday when she became the first Native American to ever be confirmed by the U.S....

Bills you may have missed, from banning workplace vaccine mandates to...

State lawmakers have introduced bills in March on topics ranging from expanding unemployment benefits to protecting members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination to...

Michigan Poor People’s Campaign pushes back against GOP voter restrictions 

In a throwback moment reminiscent of the heyday of the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and ‘60s, a group of Lansing demonstrators on...

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