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Detroit’s first Black teacher died on this day in 1922

Fannie Richards, the city’s first Black public school teacher, died on this day in 1922. She was 81 years old. Richards was born on October 1,...

Biden remembers ‘amazing soul’ of John Dingell as hundreds mourn

Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered his friend, the late John Dingell Jr., as an “amazing soul” and “a master” during a 90-minute public...

On this day in 1965: Feds seek Dearborn mayor after racist...

U.S. marshals sought to arrest segregationist Dearborn Mayor Orville Hubbard on this day in 1965 for failing to show up for an arraignment. The charge:...

Our look back at the life of John Dingell

It's difficult to capture the the life of someone who has had such a far-reaching impact in both Michigan and the entire country. From Medicare...

John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress in history, dies at 92

Updated, 12:30 a.m. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died. He was 92. Dingell recently entered hospice care after being diagnosed...

Whitmer calls Dingell ‘one of our greatest leaders’

Updated, 11:00 p.m. The passing Thursday of former U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn), the former Dean of the House, was marked by many political leaders...

McCormack: No ‘witchcraft’ in winning over GOP colleagues on High Court

It’s not easy for a Democrat to win enough votes on a GOP-dominated Supreme Court to become chief justice, but that’s exactly what Bridget...

Could Detroit get its first national park?

State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López want the city of Detroit to deed Historic Fort Wayne to the...

On this day in 1984: Senate Republicans seize majority

On this day in 1984, Senate Republicans took the majority for the first time in 10 years. They have kept their vice grip on...

Engler’s 1991 tax cut: ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

When Gov. John Engler offered his first tax cut proposal to the Michigan Legislature on this day in 1991 — which chopped $4.2 billion...

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