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Dana Nessel

Nessel supports expungement bills, but suggests changes

A bipartisan bill package that would expunge certain criminal convictions has Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s support, but she also suggested amendments to the...

Amash, Dems bash Trump for emboldening Turkey, abandoning Kurdish allies

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced U.S. troops would withdraw from northern Syria, Turkey launched an offensive this week into the region. They reportedly...

Shane Hernandez launches congressional bid to replace retiring Mitchell

State Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) announced Thursday morning that he’s running for the U.S. House in the 10th District, encompassing much of northern...

Planned Parenthood spending $45M in key 2020 states, including Michigan

Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan this week announced the launch of a $45 million program for the 2020 election in...

Column: HUD’s attacks on civil rights protections contradict science and the...

Have you ever heard the phrase “racism without racists?" Particularly in the United States, terms like “racism,” “racist,” and “discrimination” are deeply entwined with...

State awards 13 grants to fight aquatic invasive plants

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) Water Resources Division has awarded $12,300 in grants under the Aquatic Invasive Plant Control...

Impact of UAW strike being felt far and wide

The lingering United Auto Workers (UAW) strike at General Motors, now in its fourth week, is starting to have far-reaching impacts — and there’s...

Cannabis banking challenges go beyond pot

Kat Merryfield was ready to share her farm-to-home oils, chocolates and creams with the rest of the country. But banks and credit card processors...

Nessel secures first guilty plea from Catholic priest 

Attorney General Dana Nessel has received her first guilty plea in her office’s prosecutions against Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse.  Patrick Casey, a priest...

Column: Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but they’re not...

Several cases addressing whether it’s legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken up by the Supreme...

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