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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...

Michigan to issue Feb. food assistance early due to shutdown

The Michigan Department of Health and Humans Services (MDHHS) plans to issue Food Assistance Program benefits early for February as directed by the USDA...

Breaking: Watchdog org. filing complaint against anti-abortion group with state contract

Updated 5/29/2019, 12:08 p.m. A nonpartisan consumer watchdog group plans to file a complaint on Monday calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as well as Attorney...

Whitmer names permanent head of sprawling Health and Human Services Dept.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tapped a veteran of former President Barack Obama's administration to lead the state's largest department.  Robert Gordon, former acting deputy director...
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Study: Michigan top 10 state for insured children

Michigan children are healthier, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. The state ranks 10th in the nation for...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Whitmer will reconnect parties, policy and people

My body may have been cold on Jan. 1, but my heart couldn’t have been warmer as I had the honor of being one...

Shutdown halts Michigan domestic produce inspections

Domestic produce being sold in Michigan grocery stores is not being federally inspected because of the partial government shutdown, according to state agriculture experts...

Tlaib, workers talk impact of federal government shutdown

As long as the current partial federal government shutdown continues, Hodari Brown says his home mortgage is in jeopardy. “I haven’t been paid since...

AG backs case against Trump contraception rules

Attorney General Dana Nessel is joining Massachusetts and other states in fighting rules issued under President Donald Trump’s administration meant to roll back Barack...

Susan J. Demas: Nice girls don’t say ‘vagina’ … or ‘motherfucker’

As exhilarating at 2018’s pink wave election was for feminists — those who believe in the radical notion that women are people  — we...

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