Criminal Justice

House speaker’s fine cut after bringing loaded gun to airport

Updated, 6:40 p.m. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield only had to pay half the fine he was originally slapped with after bringing a loaded, unregistered...

Activists sue to remove marijuana as controlled substance

A group of pro-cannabis groups and legendary poet John Sinclair have sued the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and its chair, Nichole Cover, seeking to...

Shirkey talks divided government, touts Medicaid work rules

On Jan. 1, state Sen. Mike Shirkey became the most powerful Republican in the Michigan Legislature. As the new Senate majority leader, the Clarklake...

AG to question Engler in Nassar investigation

Attorney General Dana Nessel plans to question former Michigan State University interim President John Engler in its ongoing probe into decades of campus sexual...

Whitmer: MSU has a ‘clean slate’ after Engler

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Michigan State University alumna and a sexual assault survivor, said on Thursday that the university has a chance to move...

Engler resigns from MSU, blames Democrats

In a defiant and verbose 11-page resignation letter, interim Michigan State University President John Engler appeared to blame a familiar target for his woes:...

Bills on PFAS, pension tax, election changes hit Senate

The Michigan Senate on this week targeted reform of the state’s “no-fault” auto insurance law as its top priority for the new legislative session. Senators...

Engler may be out at MSU after Nassar comments

Former GOP gov. has long history with MSU Board president Will interim Michigan State University President John Engler make it until a scheduled board meeting...

AG taps Hammoud to oversee Flint water prosecutions

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that newly appointed Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud will take over the state’s ongoing Flint water crisis criminal prosecutions. Nessel...

Keenan, Hammoud, Knezek part of AG executive team

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced key staff positions on Tuesday. As the Advance previously reported, Kelly Keenan will be her deputy attorney general. Keenan has...

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