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Nessel finds Lame Duck pipeline authority law unconstitutional

Updated, 8:38 p.m. with Enbridge's comments. A law that created a new political body allowing Enbridge to go forward with plans to build a pipeline...

Trump rallies in Grand Rapids today. Research shows counties with 2016...

President Donald Trump is gearing up for a 2020 campaign rally in Grand Rapids on Thursday. Michigan is the key to his re-election, as...

Nessel: Trump is a ‘huge factor’ in hate crimes rising in...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has earned blowback from some right-wing critics over her new hate crimes unit, so they’re really going to love...

Peter Ruark: It’s time to eliminate ‘debtor’s jail’ and pass bail...

The Michigan League for Public Policy first began in 1912 as the Michigan Conference of Charities and Corrections. Led by social workers, the Conference...

U.S. Supreme court justices seem split on redistricting case

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices appear divided over the role courts should play in cracking down on partisan gerrymandering states across the country. The...

What’s next for Enbridge Line 5? It may come down to...

Updated, 12:34 p.m. 3/26/19 and 9:21 p.m. 3/29/19. For years, environmentalists have called to shut down a 66-year-old oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac....

Hammoud says foe’s criticism of his alcohol-limit bill rooted in Islamophobia

State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud’s bill package lowering Michigan’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold has drawn sharp criticism from a Democratic political foe. Brian Stone...

Meet the ‘ridiculously well-sourced’ Michigan journalist at the heart of the...

While President Donald Trump falsely claims that he’s “totally exonerated” by a four-page summary saying there’s no evidence that his administration colluded with Russia,...

AG creates new Elder Abuse Task Force

Attorney General Dana Nessel and two Michigan Supreme Court justices on Monday announced a new task force dedicated to investigating the abuse of seniors. Nessel,...

GOP celebrates AG’s summary of Mueller report, Dems want full report...

WASHINGTON —  Attorney General William Barr’s conclusions of the long-awaited report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller have Republicans declaring victory for President Donald Trump,...

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