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Pence talks reopening, meets John James during Macomb Co. swing

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday visited Michigan to tour manufacturing plants in Macomb County, part of a swing through the newly reopened state. U.S....

Jeff Timmer: The GOP succumbs to Stockholm Syndrome

Warren Zevon wrote the lyric “Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland’s Thompson gun and bought it,” in a 1978 song, referencing the kidnapping...

Police use-of-force data will now be released in Michigan

Law enforcement, community organizations and elected officials on Wednesday announced the formation of the Law Enforcement Transparency Collaborative or LET-C. The effort, they said, is...

Senate GOP unveils police reform bill that draws Dem rebukes

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled a police reform bill Wednesday that takes a markedly different approach to police reform efforts backed by congressional Democrats. The...

Don’t count on a name change for Cass Tech High School

As Americans weigh the future of statues and public institutions that carry names of racists, segregationists and slave owners, there’s renewed interest in one...

Dems: Trump’s environmental rollbacks harm communities of color

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration is suspending key environmental reviews during the pandemic that critics warn could further harm poor and minority neighborhoods...

4 community members added to law enforcement standards commission

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has added four seats, including the director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement...

Susan J. Demas: Michigan gets a true movement for freedom —...

The arguments against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency orders to fight a pandemic that's killed almost 5,800 in Michigan were always fundamentally unserious, spread through...

Column: Police officers accused of brutal violence often have a history...

As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning that several of the officers involved in...

Lawmakers, advocates push for federal police reforms

Updated, 2:07 p.m. 6/15/20 In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death that has sparked protests across the country and the world, Michigan lawmakers and activists...

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