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10 presidential hopefuls stress civil rights bona fides at NAACP forum

Ten candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential field made their case as civil rights champions Wednesday, on the closing day of the national NAACP...

Wisconsin tribe sues for Enbridge Line 5 closure

A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit seeking the shutdown of the Line 5 oil pipeline through the Straits of...

Inman constituents push for recall

Indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) is facing a recall effort in his northern Michigan district, centered in Traverse City.  Inman constituents filed petition language...

Slotkin: Border camps ‘a tragedy … for every single link in...

After U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) toured migrant holding facilities in Texas last Friday and the U.S.-Mexico border crossing itself, she said the humanitarian...
Robert Mueller

NAACP prez forum in Detroit slated for same time as Mueller...

Updated, 10:31 a.m., 7/23/19, with new time for the forum from the NAACP Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to command much of the national...

Michigan to net $4.6M in Equifax data breach settlement

Michigan will see more than $4.6 million as part of the largest data breach settlement in history.  On Monday morning, Equifax, one of the largest...

Whitmer lowers flags to honor Justice Stevens

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the state Capitol complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff...

Bill aims to end racial discrimination based on hairstyle

State Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) on Wednesday introduced House Bill 4811 to prevent discrimination by expanding Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to recognize a...

Column: The 1990s are over. Remove Michigan’s felony drug ban on...

Since 1996, federal law has prohibited individuals with felony drug convictions and their families from receiving cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)...

State unveils program for budding weed industry in areas hit hard...

The regulatory body for Michigan’s newly legal marijuana industry wants to give a leg up to prospective entrepreneurs in 19 communities deemed to have...

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