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Michigan’s 1st attempt at a ‘2nd Amendment sanctuary county’ goes awry

This week, Monroe County almost became Michigan's first so-called “sanctuary county” for gun rights.  But that effort fell through Tuesday evening, as confusion and disagreements...

Groups call on Whitmer to end Detroit water shutoffs

A coalition of civil rights lawyers and organizations has called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to order a moratorium on the interruption of water service...

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big 2nd Amendment fight 

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an...

Oakland County expands protections for LGBTQs 

A new non-discrimination policy in Oakland County, signed into law Tuesday, expands protections regarding gender identity and expression.  Oakland County Executive David Coulter, a Democrat,...

Flint and Detroit get $13M from feds for transit upgrades

Michigan will see almost $13 million in federal grants for transit upgrades in Detroit and Flint.  The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Monday announced a...

Republican Bouchard won’t run for Oakland County executive

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, long considered Republicans' strongest potential county executive candidate, announced Tuesday he will not run for the job in 2020. Longtime...

4 Michigan cities earn perfect scores for LGBTQ rights, 2 Macomb...

Updated, 12:54 p.m. 11/20/19 Michigan cities fared well overall in a national survey of municipalities and LGBTQ rights released Tuesday. Eleven Michigan cities were examined as...

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...

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