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Nessel backs U of M firearm ban before Mich. Supreme Court

The University of Michigan's longtime rule banning firearms from campus now has the support of the state's chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Dana...

State judge rejects motion by right-wing robocallers to toss case

Judge Margaret Van Houten of the state’s Third Circuit Court has rejected a motion by far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jack Burkman and...

State panel doesn’t have to consider climate change in Line 5...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order for Canadian oil company Enbridge to shut down Line 5 by May will not have any bearing on at least...

Nessel charges two men for threatening lawmakers, judge about election

Attorney General Dana Nessel is charging two men for reportedly threatening U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing), U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) and Michigan Court...

Whitmer declared an energy emergency due to weather, but Republicans try...

On Saturday, in the midst of the cold snap still gripping the country and straining already-weak energy infrastructure in states like Texas, Gov. Gretchen...

State files motion to dismiss ‘tampon tax’ suit, bills reintroduced to...

The state of Michigan has filed a motion for summary disposition against a lawsuit aimed at ending the state’s 6% sales tax on menstrual...

AG: ‘Baseless’ right-wing voter registration lawsuit dismissed

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced on Tuesday the voluntary dismissal of another lawsuit that challenged the integrity of Michigan’s 2020 general election. Tony Daunt...

Billions for Medicaid expansion dangled in front of holdout states

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying again to entice a dozen holdout states — many of them in the South — to expand...

After paying $7,500 fine, U.P. eatery hit with contempt order for...

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Wanda Stokes has found Cafe Rosetta, and owner Amy Heikkinen, in contempt of court for refusing to obey an...

New: Criminal charges against ‘Operation Haircut’ protesters dismissed

Updated with AG comments, 10:31 a.m., 2/9/21 Six barbers cited for disorderly conduct during a May protest at the state Capitol have had their criminal...

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