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It’s kinda weird that Biden and Buttigieg haven’t stumped in Michigan

Michigan has had 14 of the 24 Democratic presidential contenders grace us with their presence this year. But the two biggest candidates from the...

Column: Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low...

The North American Great Lakes contain about one-fifth of the world’s surface fresh water. In May, new high water level records were set on...

Rick Haglund: Below the surface, Michigan’s economy has serious flaws

Let’s start with some good news: Michigan has the 13th best economy in the country, far surpassing the performance of surrounding Great Lakes states,...

Susan J. Demas: Time for Michigan GOP leaders to stop blocking...

Last week, bipartisanship platitudes flowed on Mackinac Island like free drinks at a lobbyist reception. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the GOP leadership’s top legislative priority,...

Julie Cassidy: We must stand against Trump’s anti-family, pro-homelessness agenda

President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to make America great. But more than halfway through his first term, his preferred policies have done...

Column: More Americans sue over gerrymandered state maps – but the...

Partisan gerrymandering is when a congressional or state legislative district map is drawn in a way the severely lessens the ability of one party,...

Column: Amash is the rare Republican putting country over party

Justin Amash, a rare Republican congressman who refuses to genuflect at Donald Trump’s feet, has been taking heat lately for daring to speak his...

Susan J. Demas: Whitmer, Duggan and the UAW had a hell...

It's hard to remember a week that saw the resolution of both a blockbuster business deal and a longstanding, key legislative issue in Michigan. But...

Rick Haglund: U.S. automakers aren’t toasting Trump’s tariffs

If you were around in the 1950s and 1960s, you didn’t see many foreign-made cars on U.S. roads, especially in Michigan. You might have spotted...

Julie Cassidy: Too many Detroiters still struggle, despite city’s progress

Ten years after the official end of the Great Recession, many Michigan families are still struggling as rising housing prices outpace post-recession income growth....

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