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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...

Some Detroiters still aren’t sold on the ‘Green Rush’ of legal...

As Michigan prepares for the emerging recreational cannabis industry and attempts to level the field for minority business owners, Detroit’s budding “cannapreneurs” are eager...

Michigan sees efforts to establish Indigenous Peoples’ Day

State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) on Thursday introduced bills that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Michigan, echoing similar measures...

As the fastest-aging state in nation, Michigan joins national AARP effort

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that Michigan is the fifth state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States to help address the...

Whitmer denounces Trump plan to clamp down on refugees

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office released a statement Friday condemning the President Trump administration’s recent plan to cut the number of asylum-seeking refugees allowed to...

Tax break for former Michigan Senate building brings deal ‘full circle’

A brownfield tax credit granted this week for the redevelopment of a former state office building seemingly caps a strange multi-year saga spurred on,...

Southfield city clerk charged with multiple election felonies

Updated, 4:55 p.m. 9/23/19 with comments from the city of Southfield: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Monday announced six felony charges filed this morning...

Feds grant Flint $1.6M to process untested rape kits

Flint received a federal grant for more than $1.6 million to empower local law enforcement to process a backlog of more than 1,000 rape...

Michiganders blast Trump’s threats to round up homeless people

Reginald Covington endures hours each day sitting on a plastic milk crate in downtown Detroit soliciting money to help him survive. Covington is homeless and...

Last Michigan budget conference reports signed, full Legislature to vote next...

Republican-led conference committees advanced the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year budgets ahead toward likely votes next week in the full chambers, where they...

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