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Nessel: 2020 female presidential contenders are getting short shrift

It’s yet another week when women running for president are absent from the vaunted Sunday morning news shows. If you’ve thought that male candidates are...

Kowalski demands accountability, accuses MSU of ‘scare tactics’

Bailey Kowalski, the 22-year-old Michigan State University senior who came forward Wednesday as the anonymous plaintiff in a Title IX complaint over the reporting...

MSU student comes forward as plaintiff in rape suit, says school...

A 22-year-old woman came forward Wednesday as the plaintiff in a previously anonymous lawsuit against Michigan State University over her alleged rape by members...

Nessel joins state AGs urging DeVos to disclose student loan data

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is one of almost two dozen top state law enforcement officials from around the country who are demanding better...

House passes revamped Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to renew and expand legislation that aids victims of domestic violence, setting the stage...

Dingell takes on the NRA: ‘I was sure I was going...

WASHINGTON — For Debbie Dingell, keeping guns away from domestic violence perpetrators is personal. “This is something that I care very, very deeply about,...

Whitmer makes play for Georgia’s film industry, sans incentives

Updated 8:25 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is hoping to attract some of Georgia’s lucrative film industry as that state’s impending anti-abortion legislation has many...

DeVos under fire from Michigan Dems over school sexual assault policy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing intense criticism from congressional Democrats and advocacy groups as she prepares to overhaul how schools...

On this day in 1983: Nun battling Vatican poised to head...

A Michigan Senate committee on March 8, 1983, recommended that Sister Agnes Mary Mansour’s appointment to head the Department of Social Services be approved...

Dingell joins effort to revive Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) on Thursday helped unveil legislation re-authorizing funding for programs and services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault,...

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