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Archdiocese, AG spar over clergy abuse probe

AG also asks MSU to hand over missing documents in Nassar probe Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday asked Catholic churches in Michigan to halt...

Benson hails start of no-reason, mail-in voting in Michigan

Michael Gordon, owner of the Great Lakes Sandwich Company, is a busy guy. “I’m the only employee. I do the dishes,” the Flint Township resident...

On this day in 1965: Former Michigander Malcolm X is killed

Malcolm X was killed on this day in 1965. The former Lansing, Detroit and Inkster resident was fatally shot by rival Black Muslims while addressing...

Gilchrist headlining NAACP dinner that LGBTQ activists will boycott

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is set to headline the Flint NAACP Freedom Fund dinner next month, but LGBTQ activists have called for a boycott of...

Detroit turns page on Cobo, bank to rename convention center

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) on Wednesday awarded the naming rights of 723,000-square-foot Cobo Center in Detroit to Chemical Bank. The facility is...

House Republicans offer ‘guiding principles’ for term

Republican members of the Michigan House on Tuesday unveiled their action plan for the 2019-20 legislative term, hitting on issues they’ve stressed before. During the...

On this day in 1922: Michigan’s first Black Supreme Court justice...

Otis M. Smith, the first African-American to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court, was born on this day in Memphis, Tenn., in 1922. Smith attended...
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GOP lawmaker appears to compare poll taxes to gun license fees

It was a fairly routine Michigan House committee hearing until a GOP lawmaker unexpectedly raised the idea of a poll tax, which hasn’t been...

Is ranked-choice voting the next election reform for Michigan?

Another big change could be coming for elections in Michigan — if the measure can get on the ballot. In 2018, Michigan voters approved sweeping...

Michigan joins states fighting Trump’s emergency declaration for wall

Michigan's attorney general had some harsh words about President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to gain funding for a border wall. Dana Nessel called it “a...

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