Southeast Michigan

Whitmer names new chief medical officer

Detroit’s health department director will be Michigan’s new chief medical executive. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as the state’s leading medical authority on...

Nessel says same-sex adoption settlement is ‘airtight,’ talks Michigan marriage equality...

Before she was attorney general, Dana Nessel was the lead attorney on a case challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex adoption. She represented Jayne Rowse and...

$35M spent on 2018 state Senate races — the most in...

The 2018 campaign for the Michigan Senate turned out to be the most expensive in state history, clocking in at $34.5 million across the...
River water

Activists host faith, WSU leaders for ‘World Water Day’ in Detroit

Dozens of left-leaning, grassroots organizations on Friday are hosting interfaith leaders in Detroit to speak about water shutoffs, concerns over environmental contamination and other...

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...

Detroit Chamber backs Whitmer’s gas tax hike

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's roads tax plan got a warm reception last week at a Detroit Regional Chamber luncheon and now the group is making...

Teacher survey: Dreading 3rd grade reading law, tired of being called...

A new survey shows Michigan’s educators have major concerns with their profession, including a vast majority who believe their schools aren’t prepared for a...

6 Republicans vote against naming highway for Aretha Franklin

The state House on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to name a portion of M-10 in Detroit the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway in honor of the...

Not everyone recognizes Stevens, but she’s making moves in Congress

WASHINGTON — Haley Stevens is ecstatic about her new job — even if her constituents don't always recognize her. The first-term U.S. House member is back home...

Gillibrand says water is a human right, touts Green New Deal

During two campaign stops in Oakland County on Monday, 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand argued that access to clean water should be a human...

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