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Airbnb boom means mixed bag for Michigan communities

Carole and Terry Tufts live in suburban Kentwood, just 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, in a gray four-bedroom home. There’s a plush floral...

State and Detroit officials approve Fiat-Chrysler deals

Officials for both the state and the city of Detroit gave their final approvals on Tuesday for Fiat-Chrysler Automotive’s long-planned, $4.5 billion expansion in...

Report: Michigan has most PFAS sites in the nation

Michigan has the most sites in the country known to be contaminated with the group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS, according to a...

FCA-Detroit deal edges closer to reality

The city of Detroit continues to get closer to securing a $2.5 billion investment from automaker Fiat-Chrysler Automotive (FCA). The city announced Friday that...

Booker’s upbeat message resonates with Black officials in Detroit

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) brought his message to Detroit of how “love is the best strategy” to defeating President Donald Trump. Speaking to an...

Grand Rapids police under fire from civil rights groups for Latino...

Civil and immigrants’ rights groups in Michigan want the state to put the Grand Rapids Police Department under a microscope. On Tuesday, the Michigan chapter...

Measles outbreak has cost Oakland County at least $200K

The response to this year’s measles outbreak, Michigan’s worst since 1991, has cost Oakland County at least $200,000 according to health officials. Speaking before the...

That time when Nessel blasted bigotry against Catholics in Plymouth

Attorney General Dana Nessel has drawn fire from conservative critics about her handling of the Catholic church sex abuse investigation she inherited from her...

Kate Gasparro: Civic crowdfunding reduces the risk of ‘bikelash’

Bike-sharing and dockless bike ventures are spreading as more people get around on two wheels. Cyclists, planners, environmentalists and others are excited to see...

DEQ: New lead regulations will likely uncover more impacted communities

As multiple lawsuits stemming from the Flint water crisis drag on, Michigan may soon find that other cities have lead levels higher than allowed...

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