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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.”

Legendary civil rights lawyer Dean Robb dies

Dean Robb, the Michigan attorney who filed suit against the FBI after civil rights activists were murdered by Ku Klux Klan members in the...

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