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Column: The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30 during COVID-19

When President George Herbert Walker Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990, we doubt he was thinking...

Susan J. Demas: We’re in a Trump recession. Michigan Republicans think...

In Washington, conservative fiscal scolds are finally emerging from an almost four-year hibernation in the deficit-busting, economic-tanking Trump era, as polls show the president...

Trump ambassador Hoekstra visits Nazi graveyard

Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, a GOP former Michigan congressman, posted Thursday on Twitter about his trip to a Dutch cemetery where Nazi soldiers are buried. Graves...

Get in ‘good trouble’: John Lewis’ words ring out in Capitol...

WASHINGTON — The immortal words of the late civil rights leader John Lewis rang out from the U.S. Capitol Monday during a private ceremony...

Fans won’t be there for the Tigers opener. But veteran vendor...

No tailgate crowds. No block party at Grand Circus Park. No problem. “I want to keep my streak alive,” Amzie Griffin told the Advance.  The 85-year-old...

On this day in 2006: Legendary Detroit official Maryann Mahaffey died 

Maryann Mahaffey, a longtime Detroit City Council president and leading progressive activist, died on July 27, 2006. Mahaffey was born Burlington, Iowa. She earned a...

Michigan leaders reflect on late civil rights legend John Lewis, who...

Chuck Stokes already misses civil rights icon John Lewis, who died late Friday night at the age of 80. “Lewis was one of the most...

On this day: Former Michigan Gov. Frank Murphy dies

Frank Murphy, former Michigan governor and U.S. Supreme Court justice, died on July 19, 1949, after suffering a fatal heart attack. He was 59. He...

Liuzzo family pushes to strike Hoover name from FBI building

The mere mention of his name evokes a range of emotion that includes sorrow and rage. “It was horrible what he did to people,” Sally...

Key senators predict victory over Trump in renaming military facilities honoring...

WASHINGTON — Key U.S. senators are preparing for battle with the White House over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates — and they’re expecting...

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