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Whitmer creates panel of public school advisers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order today creating a formal advisory council that will “advise the governor and make recommendations for legislation relevant...

Michigan officials sound off on Trump pipeline orders, legal action possible

Michigan political leaders are expressing anger over a pair of executive orders signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump which aim to ease regulations for...

As 3rd grade reading law looms, Detroit district takes new literacy...

Jenise Williams, a first-year kindergarten teacher at Burns Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, is enjoying her rookie year helping students become better readers. At the...

New enviro report underscores loose factory farm regulation

More than a hundred farms in Southeast Michigan may be contributing to Lake Erie pollution, according to a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based...

DeVos defends charter schools, axing protections for transgender students

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, making the case for increasing funding for charter schools and education choice —...

New cases add to worst Michigan measles outbreak in almost 30...

Michigan has seen its highest number of measles cases in decades in 2019, as this week’s confirmation of two new cases from the state...

U.S. House passes bill to revive Obama-era net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Wednesday to approve legislation that would reinstate former President Obama-era net neutrality rules that prevent internet service...

AG forms investigative unit to examine wrongful criminal convictions

State Attorney General Dana Nessel on Wednesday announced a new Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) to investigate “credible” claims of innocence, according to a news...

Peters breaks Michigan fundraising record with $1.9M in 1Q

Updated at 2:22 p.m. with fundraising totals from Stevens. Freshman U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) took in $1.9 million in the first quarter of...

Brian Calley: Michigan’s public-private partnership with the Special Olympics means everyone...

In my first term as lieutenant governor, I led the bipartisan and bicameral Mental Health and Wellness Commission. We took a comprehensive and expansive...

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