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Michigan Supreme Court debuts online mediation service

The Michigan Supreme Court this week announced MI-Resolve, a new, free online mediation service available in 17 counties that can help people avoid court...

MSU ex-Dean Strampel sentenced to 1 year in jail

Former Michigan State University Dean William Strampel, convicted of abusing his position of authority to harass female students, was sentenced Wednesday to one year...

Shri Thanedar settles business fraud suit

Updated, 4:30 p.m., 8/26/19 Shri Thanedar, who finished last in the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, agreed on Friday to settle a lawsuit that alleged he...

Column: The Supreme Court decision that kept suburban schools segregated

America recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education – a landmark case intended to abolish...

Court filing: Inman sought contributions from electrical workers union

Updated, 3:43 p.m. 8/2/19 New text messages unveiled in a court filing on Thursday show indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) asking a union official...

Enbridge-owned Kentucky pipeline has lethal rupture

Updated, 6:44 a.m. 8/2/19 As several Democratic elected officials continue to seek a shut down of Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, the company...

State panel OKs Inman recall petition, while Republican plans return to...

A petition drive to recall indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) can commence, the Board of State Canvassers unanimously ruled on Thursday.  Inman’s attorney, Chris...

Court partially sides with Michigan cities over state in Headlee suit

Municipal leaders in Michigan are cheering a Wednesday ruling by the state’s Court of Appeals pertaining to funding for local governments, but it’s unclear...

Court dismisses challenge to Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule

A Michigan Court of Claims judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule, the toughest regulation in the country for the...

Column: After Supreme Court decision, gerrymandering fix is up to voters

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not unconstitutional. The majority ruled that gerrymandering is outside the scope and...

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