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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...

U.S. House quashes effort to consider Trump impeachment 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday refused to consider impeachment articles against President Donald Trump, with most Democrats siding with Republicans to kill...

Michigan GOP chair calls for Nessel to expand Detroit grant investigation

Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox on Wednesday called on Attorney General Dana Nessel to expand her review of deleted emails at the office...

Attorneys spar over Legislature’s ‘adopt and amend’ move on minimum wage,...

For almost two hours on Wednesday, competing factions made their cases to the Michigan Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Legislature “adopting and amending”...

Irwin bill would clear marijuana-related crimes from records

With marijuana now legal in Michigan, the state Legislature will soon see a bill to clear criminal convictions.  In a statement, Senate Democrats say that...

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