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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...

Chatfield’s Trump SOTU invite lands him on Fox News

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield's invitation to President Donald Trump to hold the State of the Union speech in Lansing landed him on Fox...

Benson reflects on legacies of Richard Austin and MLK

Prior to being elected secretary of state last year, Jocelyn Benson had a long career dedicated to both civil right and voting rights. A former...

If Trump came to Michigan, would it really be a SOTU...

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) may have made a splash on Friday by inviting President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the...

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...

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