Southeast Michigan

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...

Michigan Republicans adjust to life under Speaker Pelosi

Not long ago, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton ran the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose sweeping jurisdiction has been famously described as...

Women’s March draws more than 1,000 in Detroit despite controversy

More than 1,000 people braved snowy conditions and attended today Women’s March at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. "This freedom that...

Judge Miller dies at age 80

Updated, 1:55 p.m., with Attorney General Dana Nessel's statement: Former Macomb County Judge Donald Miller, husband of longtime former U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, died Friday...

Benson: Michigan’s team of female executives is a ‘win-win’

As the first Democrat to serve as Michigan Secretary of State in almost 25 years, Jocelyn Benson is also part of a...

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