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Amash, all Michigan Dems vote to greenlight Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  Lawmakers adopted a resolution that lays out procedures...

Michigan Republicans won’t back U.S. House impeachment inquiry resolution

WASHINGTON — Michigan’s six Republican U.S. House members signaled Wednesday that they won’t be breaking ranks to vote for the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry resolution...

Progressive PAC sues state over absentee-voting requirements

A progressive political group has filed a federal lawsuit against the state challenging laws related to absentee voters.  In its lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the...

U.S. House Judiciary Committee offers tribute to longtime chair Conyers

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) was a freshman back in 2013, he jumped into an underground train leaving the U.S. Capitol...

Bills you may have missed: Wrongful imprisonment, disability accommodations and taxes...

Here’s this week’s Michigan Advance roundup of noteworthy recent legislation that has mostly gone under the radar. Wrongful imprisonment claims Bipartisan legislation to resolve conflicting timelines...

Former MSU president headed to trial, university trustee resigns over transparency...

The Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal continues to roil Michigan State University. Former MSU President Lou Anna Simon was ordered Monday to stand trial...

DHHS announces vaping test results from lung-injury patients

While the exact cause of vaping-related lung injuries is still unknown, preliminary test results collected from Michigan patients by the U.S. Food and Drug...

DeVos held in contempt of court, but taxpayers will pay $100K...

A federal judge this week took the rare step of holding U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court over her department's handling...

Nessel joins group of AGs against ‘unlawful’ Trump EPA regulatory changes

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 22 other state attorneys general in opposing a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Whitmer asks Supreme Court to lift vape ban order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has followed through on her plans to file with the state Supreme Court over her vaping ban, her office announced Friday. The...

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