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Whitmer halts land sale for $35M private immigrant detention center

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is canceling a plan to sell state land to a company trying to build a private immigrant detention center in Michigan,...

Civil asset forfeiture bill clears Senate

Legislation requiring a conviction before law enforcement officials could seize money, cars or other property passed the Senate on Wednesday by a bipartisan 36-2...

Solicitor General names new lead Flint investigator

Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud has put a new lead investigator in charge of the state’s ongoing Flint water criminal probe and fired a...

After Trump invite, Chatfield stresses nonpartisan agenda this term

House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) had a busy week. The leader of the state’s House of Representatives — and at 30 years old, one...

House speaker’s fine cut after bringing loaded gun to airport

Updated, 6:40 p.m. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield only had to pay half the fine he was originally slapped with after bringing a loaded, unregistered...

Activists sue to remove marijuana as controlled substance

A group of pro-cannabis groups and legendary poet John Sinclair have sued the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chair, Nichole Cover, seeking to...

Shirkey talks divided government, touts Medicaid work rules

On Jan. 1, state Sen. Mike Shirkey became the most powerful Republican in the Michigan Legislature. As the new Senate majority leader, the Clarklake...

AG to question Engler in Nassar investigation

Attorney General Dana Nessel plans to question former Michigan State University interim President John Engler in its ongoing probe into decades of campus sexual...

Whitmer: MSU has a ‘clean slate’ after Engler

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Michigan State University alumna and a sexual assault survivor, said on Thursday that the university has a chance to move...

Engler resigns from MSU, blames Democrats

In a defiant and verbose 11-page resignation letter, interim Michigan State University President John Engler appeared to blame a familiar target for his woes:...

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