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Court case to end term limits fails in federal court

A lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s legislative term limits was dismissed by a federal court Wednesday. The bipartisan lawsuit, Kowall et al v Benson, signed by...

9 officials charged for Flint water crisis, Snyder pleads not guilty

Updated, 3:27 p.m., 1/14/21 Former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other high-level officials have been charged in connection with the water crisis that devastated the...

Updated: Former Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis probe

Updated 5:48 p.m., 1/12/21, 9:47 p.m., 1/13/21 with charges Republican former Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday was charged in connection with the Flint water crisis....

Enbridge to Whitmer: We will not shut down Line 5

An Enbridge executive’s letter sent to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tuesday morning made it clear that the...

Detroit moves to sanction, disbar 8 ‘Kraken’ lawyers in pro-Trump cases

The city of Detroit last week requested that a federal court punish parties involved in a failed pro-President Donald Trump lawsuit that sought to...

New: ‘This is absolutely racism’: Rep. Johnson says death threat wasn’t...

Updated, 9:23 a.m., 1/11/21 A Black female lawmaker from Detroit is accusing the Michigan State Police of “racism and implicit bias” in its handling of...

At pro-Trump rally, militia leader claims accused Whitmer plotters are ‘not...

Phil Robinson, leader of the Michigan Liberty Militia, said Wednesday at a pro-President Trump rally at the state Capitol that the men accused in...

Boxes of sealed papers from an influential anti-immigrant activist have been...

In 2016, Virginia-based immigration lawyer Hassan Ahmad sent the University of Michigan a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to access sealed papers donated...

Whitmer signs dozens of criminal justice and jail reform bills

To start the year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a number of bipartisan criminal justice and jail reform bills into law Monday. “Despite the challenges 2020...

A GOP senator told a heart-wrenching story about a hometown bar...

A floor speech from state Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte) last month alleged that Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LCC) inspectors preyed on the “human compassion”...

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