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Bills axing Michigan’s ‘tampon tax’ get House hearing

A Michigan House panel on Wednesday heard testimony on a set of bills getting rid of the so-called “tampon tax” introduced by state Reps....

Speaker directs Democrat to end ‘gun-free’ policy in her House office

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) says a policy prohibiting guns in the office of state Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) is “discriminatory” and has...

Slotkin tells supporters, protesters on backing impeachment inquiry: ‘I believed it...

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) addressed her decision to support the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in an overcrowded constituent event Wednesday at...

Homelessness increases across the state, especially for senior citizens, families

Michigan saw an increase in the state’s homeless population this past year, especially for veterans and families, but according to the Michigan State Housing...

On-site health care could help seniors stay at home

The “two super fantastic ladies” — as one resident calls them — at the Weinberg Villages senior housing complex are operating quasi-undercover. Sure, they...

State board OKs $625M in spending transfers, Whitmer invites GOP leaders...

Just hours after cutting almost $1 billion from the GOP-led $59 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took the rare step of...

After delay, state to spray West Michigan Monday night to combat...

Aerial treatment to combat mosquito-carried Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in western Michigan counties will begin tonight, according to the Michigan Department of Health and...

State court denies restraining order in flavored vape ban

A state court has denied an Upper Peninsula vape shop owner’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) ahead of a statewide ban going...

Nessel opposes Trump’s SNAP restrictions, calls rule ‘entirely unacceptable’

Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a comment letter against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) arguing that President Trump’s restrictions on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

Her biopsy report was benign. But the bill is a spot...

Brianna Snitchler was just figuring out the art of adulting when she scheduled a biopsy at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Snitchler was on top...

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