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Dow reaches $77M pollution settlement

Dow Chemical Co. will settle a lawsuit with federal, state and tribal governments for $77 million worth of projects over decades of hazardous waste...

Close races, new mayors and a ‘win for socialists’: A roundup...

Updated and corrected, 5:09 a.m. Michigan will see new faces in mayoral offices for some of the largest cities in the state. And some races...

U of M to expand Detroit footprint with research and education...

Plans for the new $300 million Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI) were unveiled Wednesday morning. Several elected officials were on hand downtown, along with billionaire...

Bills you may have missed: Wrongful imprisonment, disability accommodations and taxes...

Here’s this week’s Michigan Advance roundup of noteworthy recent legislation that has mostly gone under the radar. Wrongful imprisonment claims Bipartisan legislation to resolve conflicting timelines...

Milliken and Young: A political odd couple who pulled together for...

William G. Milliken and Coleman A. Young — Michigan’s longest-serving governor and Detroit’s longest-serving mayor — were long known as an odd couple. It's...

Lawmakers push tax breaks for data centers, critics worry about school...

A number of bipartisan bills are making their way around the House and Senate in efforts to make Michigan more competitive in the data...

After Plawecki controversy, GOP bill limits state highway honorary names

A new bill could limit the naming of memorial highways to fallen military members, law enforcement officers, first responders and Congressional Medal of Honor...

Heated mayoral race busts through East Grand Rapids ‘bubble’

Drive through the Kent County suburb of East Grand Rapids and you'll find a mix of new and old mansions and well-kept middle-class homes. The...

3 Michigan cities ban gay conversion therapy for minors, protecting 1%...

This week, Ferndale became the third city in Michigan to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors. Following in the footsteps of Huntington...

Whitmer proclaims Monday Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a proclamation declaring Monday Indigenous Peoples' Day in Michigan. "... We should honor the historic, cultural, and contemporary significance of...

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