Southeast Michigan

Gerrymandering case will go to trial, unless Supreme Court intervenes

After a flurry of activity in the last two weeks, a federal lawsuit alleging Republican gerrymandering in Michigan seems likely to go to trial...

SOS late fees during polar vortex frozen, office hours extended

Those who were supposed to have renewed their driver license, vehicle registration or license plates during record-breaking cold weather this week are getting a...

Gilchrist visits Detroit homeless shelter during frigid weather

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist today visited a westside Detroit Rescue Mission center that provides food, shelter and other services to the city’s homeless...

On this day in 1984: Senate Republicans seize majority

On this day in 1984, Senate Republicans took the majority for the first time in 10 years. They have kept their vice grip on...

Consumers Energy fire spurs state to lower thermostat

State offices are turning down the thermostat by 5 degrees and asking residents to do the same during record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, the Michigan Public...

Detroit nonprofit vows to continue fight against ‘illegal’ tax foreclosures

Between 2011 and 2015, about 100,000 properties were foreclosed on for unpaid property taxes It was a living nightmare. "We were stuck in the dark,"...

‘Snow emergency’ shutters Michigan state offices

As heavy snowfall pounds much of Michigan, the governor, Legislature and some cities and counties are sending civil servants home early. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed...

Michigan in national news: Biden buoyed Upton in 2018

With 10 million people, a full-time Legislature and our status as a 2020 swing state, Michigan is frequently in the glare of the national...

Flint water adviser draws on personal health trauma in helping city...

This is 1990. She's a 19-year-old college freshman with a healthy lifestyle. Then, suddenly, she's in a hospital bed. Liver and kidney failure are...

Benson reflects on legacies of Richard Austin and MLK

Prior to being elected secretary of state last year, Jocelyn Benson had a long career dedicated to both civil right and voting rights. A former...

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