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Michigan minimum-wage workers got a raise on Jan. 1. But they...

Michigan started the new year by joining 21 states in raising the minimum wage But workers saw a smaller increase than they would have...

Former state Rep. Tim Kelly announces congressional campaign to unseat Kildee

Updated, 1:43 p.m., 1/13/19, with comments from Lavora Barnes Tim Kelly, a former Republican state lawmaker, announced he is challenging U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)...

Lara Trump rallies Republicans in Ohio

As far as appetizers go, David Ensinger reasoned, this speech would make for a good one. This shaped up to be a good week for...

New Michigan anti-LGBTQ discrimination ballot measure includes religious beliefs protections

Updated, 3:02 p.m., 1/9/19 A new ballot initiative filed Tuesday could make civil rights protections for LGBTQ Michiganders a reality, after attempts to amend the...

Cynthia Neeley wins special Dem primary for Flint state House seat

Cynthia Neeley tonight won the special Democratic primary for the Flint-based 34th House District seat, making her the odds-on favorite to win the special...

Updated: Peters raises $2.5M in 4Q, has $8M in the bank

Updated, 3:25 p.m. 1/7/19 with James' fundraising numbers Freshman U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.), who Republicans are heavily targeting in this year's election, says...

From the Inman recall to green ooze: News you may have...

The Advance took some much-needed time off over the holiday break, but that didn't mean the news slept.  During that time, we had a state...

Susan J. Demas: Why are there so few stories about Trump’s...

This week, President Trump may have stumbled into a war with Iran and was accused by yet another woman of sexual harassment. If you haven't...

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected in case he loses in...

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from...

Whitmer, Klobuchar, Shirkey and more: The Advance’s top interviews of 2019

Quotable of the Year: “As we go into 2020, I say, ‘May the best woman win.’” — Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at a...

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