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Lawrence calls for Senate to pass background check bill

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) is calling for Congress to return to Capitol Hill for a vote on legislation aimed at reducing gun violence,...

Nessel announces new AG office in Upper Peninsula

Updated 1:17 p.m. 8/14/2019 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that the attorney general’s office will open its first location in the Upper Peninsula...

Michigan state police director discusses racial profiling, community outreach

In the face of continued scrutiny of law enforcement across the nation, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Joseph Gasper has made diversifying his...

Ohio’s GOP governor announces gun control bills after mass shooting

Legislation to stop gun violence doesn't appear to be going anywhere in Michigan — but there could be changes underfoot in neighboring Ohio. Gov. Mike...

10 Michigan mayors join more than 200 calling for gun control...

A bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors, led by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett, is calling on...

One Inman charge moves forward, judge raises questions on bribery case...

A federal judge in Grand Rapids Friday declined a motion to dismiss any of the three charges against indicted state Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg).  Chief...

Nessel joins AG group pushing for federal opioid changes

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a group of 38 other top prosecutors in requesting the federal government to ease a slate of...

All 7 Michigan House Dems urge McConnell to immediately hold vote...

All seven Democratic members of Michigan's U.S. House delegation signed onto a letter Wednesday telling U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take...

Michigan Supreme Court debuts online mediation service

The Michigan Supreme Court this week announced MI-Resolve, a new, free online mediation service available in 17 counties that can help people avoid court...

Emily Durbin: Gun violence is preventable and it’s up to Michigan...

Americans have experienced so many mass shootings that we have a familiar ritual of how unspeakable tragedies are reported and how their impacts are...

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