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Affordable housing initiatives ramp up in Michigan amid shortage

As housing costs rise across the state, there are efforts to help underway in the second-largest city in Michigan. The Grand Rapids City Commission...

Patterson has ‘career-ending’ cancer, won’t run in 2020

Longtime Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced Tuesday that he has “career-ending” stage 4 pancreatic cancer and will not be seeking an eighth...

March 22, 2014: When marriage equality first (briefly) ruled in Michigan

For roughly five hours on March 22, 2014, same-sex couples in Michigan were, at long last, able to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge...

On this day in 2014: Same-sex marriage is legalized in Michigan

U.S. District Judge Bernard Judge Friedman on March 21, 2014, issued a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Michigan. In 2004, Michigan voters OK'd a constitutional...

Schor seeks to end feud with former fire chief

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has apologized to former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro following a recent public dispute about hiring practices for firefighters, the...

Schor under fire for Lansing Fire Dept.’s lack of diversity

There’s been a very public war of words between Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and former Lansing Fire Department Chief Randy Talifarro. Now Dale Copedge, president...

Report: Bad roads cost Michiganders $14B per year

A new report underscores the notion that the state and drivers can pay more for infrastructure upfront, or continue paying a lot more down...

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