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ICYMI: Interviews with Whitmer, Gilchrist, Nessel and Calley

Within our first month of starting up, the Michigan Advance has brought you in-depth interviews with four of the top leaders in Michigan: Gov....

Oakland Co. Sheriff Bouchard attends Trump bill signing

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard on Wednesday was in the Oval Office as President Donald Trump signed a human trafficking bill. Bouchard posted on...

Former LG launches bipartisan charm offensive on Twitter

Updated, 4:40 p.m. Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is out of office and on to another job as president of the Small Business Association of...

Women lead 4 top Michigan offices as McCormack elected chief justice

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously elected Bridget McCormack to serve a two-year term as chief justice. She succeeds Stephen Markman and becomes...

Whitmer’s 1st State of the State slated for Feb. 5

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office announced today that she will give her first State of the State address on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The speech is slated...

Voters Not Politicians could challenge ballot proposal limits

Updated, 9:50 a.m., 1/9/19 A litany of legislation signed during last month’s Lame Duck session is under scrutiny as groups consider a variety of challenges....

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...

Nessel calls Schuette ‘very gracious’ in AG transition

Dana Nessel, Michigan’s first Democratic attorney general in 16 years, had kind words about her Republican predecessor. Nessel told the Michigan Advance in an exclusive...

Barnes lands Nessel endorsement for Dem party chief

Attorney General Dana Nessel tells the Michigan Advance that she is backing Lavora Barnes for Michigan Democratic Party chair. Nessel joins Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in...

O’Brien lost Senate seat, but will stay on in new role

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) today announced he has appointed former state Sen. Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) as secretary of the Senate. “Margaret brings with...

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