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Poletown closing cuts deep

Southeastern Michigan residents are still reeling over General Motors’ announcement that it will lay off almost 15,000 workers and close out production at five...

Bliss seeks to expand racial equity as she nears re-election campaign

As the mayor of Michigan’s second-largest city prepares to run for a second term in office, she’s focused on continuing to make Grand Rapids...

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...

Barrier breaker: When Wharton was named MSU president

Clifford Wharton Jr. officially assumed the presidency of Michigan State University on this day in 1970. He was the first African-American to lead a...

Gilchrist: ‘Exciting and humbling’ to be Michigan’s first African-American LG

On Jan. 1, Garlin Gilchrist II will make history when he is sworn as Michigan’s first African-American lieutenant governor. Gilchrist spoke with the Michigan Advance...

Moderate Republican vetoes Democratic-led abortion bill

It was a different time, to be sure.   On this day in 1978, Michigan Gov. William Milliken vetoed a bill to ban state-funded abortions....

Bill honoring Detroit educator clears Michigan Senate

A bill that would rename a portion of the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit after legendary educator Violet T. Lewis last week...

Coleman A. Young sworn in as Michigan senator on this day...

On Dec. 10, 1964, Coleman A. Young was officially sworn in as a member of the Michigan Senate. During his nine-year tenure, Young, who...

New bill could trash part of Milliken’s environmental legacy

The “bottle bill” was a key part of GOP former Gov. William Milliken’s environmental legacy.

Fish out of water: ‘Soapy’ Williams was an environmentalist before it...

G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, the lanky, bow-tied, Michigan governor of the late 1940s and 1950s, is generally remembered as a progressive who supported civil rights and fought for the “little guy.”

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