Southeast Michigan

Dems fume as GM layoff start soon

Detroit-based auto manufacturer General Motors will begin thousands of job layoffs in the coming weeks, according to media reports. The company has become a lightning...

‘Rotten egg’ smell traced to Detroit Marathon refinery

A pungent rotten-egg smell originated from the Marathon Petroleum refinery in southwest Detroit, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered this weekend. The DEQ caught...

Nessel says after Schuette, ‘Every day I don’t set a kitten...

As Michigan Democrats gathered this weekend in Detroit to pick new party leadership, the 2020 election loomed large. Almost 3,000 activists filled Cobo Hall and...

Barnes elected MDP’s first Black female chair

Lavora Barnes made history Saturday as she became the first African-American woman to lead the Michigan Democratic Party. “It’s a huge deal,” she said....

Audit: DEQ still lags on some post-Flint drinking water requirements

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has improved, but still falls short on some post-Flint water crisis drinking water requirements, according to a new...

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...

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