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Should private schools get public funds? The Supreme Court will take...

The Michigan Supreme Court will consider on March 4 and 5 whether the state Legislature can spend public money on private schools.   “That means the...

U.S. Rep. John Lewis won’t keynote Lansing MLK Day event

Civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) has canceled a Lansing appearance scheduled for next week. The Dr. Martin Luther King Commission of Mid-Michigan...

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)...

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...

Column: Trump’s Iran attack is a reminder Congress has to reclaim...

It didn’t take long for “World War III” to become a trending topic on Twitter in the hours after news broke that a drone strike by...

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...

The Advance’s best stories of 2019 you may have missed

Quotable of the Year: “One of the great drawbacks of being in Congress is that I must receive insulting letters from weak-minded jackasses like yourself....

The ERA could finally become a reality. Here’s a look back...

Laura Carter Callow has been on the front lines for the Equal Rights Amendment’s (ERA) advancement in Michigan since the mid-1970s and now she...

History-making lobbyist reflects on more than 50 years in the business

It’s just before noon at Gregory’s Soul Food, the popular eatery on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Lansing. More than a dozen patrons...

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