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House passes bipartisan bill for election challenger training

A GOP-sponsored bill requiring training for election challengers passed easily in the Michigan House on Thursday, a small spot of election policy bipartisanship in...

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing...

WASHINGTON — The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure...

Recent Supreme Court ruling is ‘small step’ toward affirming tribal rights

A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week is being seen as a step in the right direction toward untangling complex jurisdictional issues that...

Ingham County prosecutor orders review of HIV felony convictions

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon ordered her team on Friday to review all prosecutions brought by the county under Michigan’s former felony law AIDS...

Detroit BLM co-founder vows to continue fight for police reform, housing...

Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) co-founder Nakia Wallace said this week that her anti-police brutality organization and city officials continue to have sharp differences when...

Tlaib, advocates say $10T green energy plan would help cities like...

Juan Shannon believes that the federal government can help communities of color grow just like his green peppers are doing each day in Highland...

Black-owned cannabis facility breaks ground in Inkster

Michigan Agricultural Services (MAS), an African-American firm, on Friday broke ground on a 25,500-square-foot high-tech indoor commercial cannabis processing facility in Inkster.  The $6 million...

Rick Haglund: COVID relief cash could help Michigan stop ‘treading water’

Michigan’s economic development strategy over the past 50 years mostly has focused on cutting business taxes and offering companies a variety of financial incentives...

State civil rights head leaves to become interim Detroit police chief

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced on Monday that James White will be interim chief of police of the Detroit Police Department (DPD) when James...

More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to...

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery...

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