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Detroit nonprofit vows to continue fight against ‘illegal’ tax foreclosures

It was a living nightmare. "We were stuck in the dark," Sonja Bonnett recalls. "We were losing our home. We didn't know how to...

Michigan Capitol closing again as cold rolls in

For the second time this week, Michigan’s Capitol is shutting down, with state offices, the Legislature and Lansing City Hall closing as temperatures drop...

Whitmer declares state of emergency due to ‘extreme’ weather

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a formal order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan. The measure, which she said she will file Tuesday...

Michigan’s newest members of Congress baptized by fire as shutdown rages

Michigan’s four new members of Congress — all Democrats — have taken their place on Capitol Hill at a pivotal moment in its history,...

Workers struggle without paychecks as government shutdown hits day 32

Sarah, a federal employee who didn’t want to give her last name or the agency where she works, talked to the Michigan Advance on...

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...

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...

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...

Snyder vetoes ‘baby box’, downtown development bills

Updated 12/28/18 at 10:50 a.m. Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed 11 bills, including GOP-sponsored legislation that would have permitted altering downtown development areas and allowed...

Snyder signs almost 50 more bills into law

As term-limited Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to leave office next week, he signed several dozen bills today that arrived on his desk during...

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