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Secretary of State settles in favor of ballot selfies

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson settled a lawsuit Wednesday that challenged Michigan’s law banning “ballot selfies,” or photographs taken of a ballot in...

Nessel creates new pot law work group

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced this week that her office is creating a new work group to examine laws and regulations related to recreational...

Michigan civil rights dept. launches investigations into Grand Rapids police

Michigan’s Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) announced Tuesday it will investigate 23 discrimination complaints against the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD). That announcement comes...

Harris shakes off ‘electability’ argument during Detroit NAACP address

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has made African American voters a key target early in the presidential race – she’s visited more Historically Black...

Private prison wins federal contract to house immigrants in Michigan

A private prison company plans to reopen a Northern Michigan prison where it will house people apprehended over immigration and other federal offenses, GEO...

Plan to release ‘medically frail’ prisoners on its way to Whitmer

Legislation that could make it easier for elderly or “medically frail” prisoners to be released from prison early will soon be on its way...

Michigan Republicans are ready to ‘turn the page’ on Mueller report....

WASHINGTON — Michigan Republicans are eager to put Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report behind them, but Democrats say the investigations are just getting started....

Michigan Senate GOP appeals gerrymandering case to SCOTUS

Updated: 5/2/19, 10:16 A.M. The Republican majority in the Michigan Senate has, as promised, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a federal court’s order that...

Grand Rapids police under fire from civil rights groups for Latino...

Civil and immigrants’ rights groups in Michigan want the state to put the Grand Rapids Police Department under a microscope. On Tuesday, the Michigan chapter...

Slotkin to meet with DeVos in May on sexual assault issues

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers have introduced sexual assault legislation that they hope will help prevent situations like the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal that rocked...

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