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Detroit turns page on Cobo, bank to rename convention center

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA) on Wednesday awarded the naming rights of 723,000-square-foot Cobo Center in Detroit to Chemical Bank. The facility is...
Demonstrators in Flint, MI in 2016

Kildee: What Whitmer gets about Flint that Snyder didn’t

The Flint water crisis exploded as a national story more than three years ago. But while much of the nation has moved on, U.S....

On this day in 1969: A GOP governor plants his flag...

Gov. William Milliken opened an office in Detroit on this day in 1969. The Traverse City Republican became the state’s chief executive officer on Jan....

Whitmer, Gilchrist release partial January schedules

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer disappointed many transparency advocates when she opted against opening up her office to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but she...

ACLU: Ballot measure limit law unconstitutional, ‘squelches’ speech

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan says a new law restricting the ballot initiative process is unconstitutional and will result in citizens’...

On this day in 1963: Romney helps Detroit’s Olympics bid

On this day in 1963, Gov. George Romney formed a five-person finance committee to find money to construct an Olympic Stadium complex on the...

1957 legendary Dingell letter: ‘Please take two running jumps and go...

WASHINGTON — John Dingell was never known as one to hold his tongue. The iconic Michigan lawmaker, who died last week at age 92, was...

Detroit’s first Black teacher died on this day in 1922

Fannie Richards, the city’s first Black public school teacher, died on this day in 1922. She was 81 years old. Richards was born on October 1,...

Civil asset forfeiture bill clears Senate

Legislation requiring a conviction before law enforcement officials could seize money, cars or other property passed the Senate on Wednesday by a bipartisan 36-2...

Biden remembers ‘amazing soul’ of John Dingell as hundreds mourn

Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered his friend, the late John Dingell Jr., as an “amazing soul” and “a master” during a 90-minute public...

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