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Harris, Biden, Castro and more: Where round 2 debate candidates have...

Updated, 9:23 p.m. with new events Thursday from Harris and Biden It's round two of the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, so the Advance has...

250+ health care providers sign letter against anti-abortion ballot measures

Petitions for two ballot questions banning abortions are circulating right now, but more than 250 health care providers in Michigan are asking voters not...

5 things to watch in this week’s Democratic debates in Detroit

After months of Democratic presidential candidates — plus Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence — flocking to Michigan, the state is...

Stevens delivers weekly Democratic address after 2 bills clear U.S. House

Freshman U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Rochester) was tapped to deliver the Democratic Party’s weekly address Friday, and took the opportunity to point out the...

Progress Michigan slams Democratic anti-abortion conference

The liberal group Progress Michigan on Friday blasted a national anti-choice group meeting in East Lansing for representing what it called the “height of...

In Michigan, the LG takes paternity leave

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is set on Wednesday morning to kick off a criminal justice reform task force in Detroit. That comes after he...

Pelosi, Abrams say women, people of color are key in 2020...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Monday stressed the importance of women and people of color...

Whitmer responds to racist Trump attacks on Tlaib

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer responded on Twitter Thursday attacks on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and her fellow progressives in Congress, calling them “racist” and...

Kara Hope: Trump’s Title X changes threaten health care in Michigan

The war on reproductive freedom has multiple fronts here in Michigan.  On one front, petition signatures are being gathered to place two extreme anti-abortion measures...

Whitmer, Benson want U.S. women’s soccer champs to visit Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who established the first-in-the-nation Task Force on Women in Sports, has invited the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team to...

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