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Susan J. Demas: Whoa, there, little ladies. GOP men will show...

The pink wave crashed in Michigan on Nov. 6, with the female-dominated Democratic ticket sweeping every statewide office.

Michigan is almost at full employment. What impact will minimum wage...

While many progressives are up in arms at the GOP-led Legislature’s attempts to gut an initiative raising the minimum wage, a report this week...

Blacks took lead as Michigan ‘freed the weed’

“I think it’s a tremendous victory that we freed the weed, as I like to say, or legalize marijuana in a time when African-Americans are four times more likely to be convicted of marijuana."

Indivisible activists fired up to fight GOP in Lame Duck

Indivisible groups, which propelled Democrats to victories in key races across Michigan last month, are now firing up to fight the GOP legislation in Lame Duck.

DeVos family gave to Mississippi U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith

Members of West Michigan’s DeVos family, longtime stalwarts of state and national GOP causes and candidates, were among those financially supporting U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

Susan J. Demas: I thought I was done with journalism. I...

Whenever I’m contemplating a big life change, I head to the mountains. I love the Rockies, Cascades and Great Dividing Range in Australia, but my...

Snyder’s PFAS funding falls short, environmentalists say

Environmentalists say Gov. Rick Snyder’s requested $43 million in additional funding to tackle contamination from a suite of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS is a good start.

Economist: GOP minimum wage plan hurts low-wage workers, could halt some...

Last week’s push by the GOP-controlled Legislature to slow a the $12 minimum wage hike until 2030 will have a variety of economic ripple effects, according to a Purdue University economist.

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