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Whitmer supports banning chokeholds, making racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes

Updated, 5:14 p.m. 6/29/20 with additional comments from Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday proposed additional police reform policies aimed at helping strengthen police-community relations. The...

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana...

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...

Jeff Timmer: Goldilocks and the Americans willing to tolerate police who...

Listen up, Goldilocks. No one has the time or patience for your moral relativism and false-equivalencies bullshit anymore. Too hard. Too soft. Too damn...

Nessel got Line 5 shut down, for now. Enviros say Whitmer...

At long last, environmentally minded Michiganders got their wish this week as Canadian oil company Enbridge was forced to halt operations on its controversial...

Voters to decide in Nov. if police need a warrant for...

Should law enforcement be required to obtain a search warrant for a person’s online data and correspondence? That question will be left up to...

Trump says it’s ‘like living in hell’ in Detroit, other cities

During a Fox News town hall Thursday with Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump knocked Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and Oakland over violent crime, while the...

Upton joins House Dems in passing sweeping police reform

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared...

Michigan chief justice: SCOTUS should allow video streaming

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on Thursday highlighted state judiciary efforts to provide virtual access to courtrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Breaking: Judge grants AG’s request for temporary Line 5 shutdown

Updated, 1:40 p.m. and 5:39 p.m. with comments from Nessel, Whitmer and Enbridge A circuit court judge on Thursday granted Attorney General Dana Nessel’s request...

You’ll have to pump iron at home, because gyms are still...

Gyms are still closed in most of Michigan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal Court of Appeals panel ruled late Wednesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

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