Southeast Michigan

Gov., local communities celebrate ‘Welcoming Week’ for immigrants

Many Michigan municipalities are celebrating the state’s diversity and  immigrant population at the eighth annual “Welcoming Week.”  The weeklong event is sponsored by Welcoming Michigan,...

Biden snags 4 more Michigan endorsements

Former Vice President Joe Biden has landed four more Michigan endorsements ahead of the third Democratic presidential debate that kicks off Thursday night in...

Deep-red Livingston County no longer has an all-GOP county board

The growing Detroit exurbs of Livingston County have long been a GOP bastion, but there are some signs that the red wall is being...

Bipartisan lawmakers eye next criminal justice reform: expungement legislation

Ted Kelly has a dream to become a nurse. Sure, he’s made a good living as a Detroit 3 autoworker for the last 35 years,...

Updated: University of Michigan backtracks on STI test coverage

Updated, 8:27 p.m., 9/6/19 The University of Michigan has reportedly reversed course on covering students' sexually transmitted infections (STIs) tests.*  After the university enacted a new...

It’s a who’s who of Dem allies on new Oakland County...

New Democratic Oakland County County Executive Dave Coulter has tapped a slew of well-known Democratic allies for his 10-member transition team. Coulter, the former mayor...

House passes bill naming part of highway for former Rep. Plawecki

A portion of a Wayne County highway will be named to honor former state Rep. Julie Plawecki, who died suddenly in 2016.  The House voted...

ACLU calls for revisions to University of Michigan’s student sexual misconduct...

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project on Thursday called for revisions to the University of Michigan’s...

New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ on the history of slavery comes...

A New York Times reporter who spearheaded a popular magazine project that remembers the 400-year anniversary of American slavery on Wednesday responded to a...

Michigan in national news: Focus on rural voters, 1 of just...

Is it 2020 yet? No, but it might feel like it, as Michigan remains the subject of intense national focus for next year's presidential...

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