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Pandemic fuels state feuds over gun rights

COVID-19 has ignited the debate over gun rights as states grapple with whether to allow gun sales while other retailers are forced to shutter. Stores...

Nessel urges FDA to stop discriminating against LGBTQs in blood donations

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a group of attorneys general in submitting comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and...

Mich. unemployment claims top 1.1M

Another 134,119 Michiganders filed for unemployment benefits between April 12 and Sunday amid the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports. That...

Enbridge says it doesn’t need state panel’s sign off on Line...

Updated, 8:42 a.m., 4/23/20 with comments from the AG's office With a unanimous vote Wednesday afternoon, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) resolved to move...

Whitmer plans stay-home extension, trying to stave off 2nd COVID-19 wave

Some level of a stay-home order will be in place for some time, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a media briefing on Wednesday. She...

COVID-19 is in all Lower Peninsula counties, Mich. has 2,800 deaths 

Michigan has now had 2,813 people who have now died of COVID-19. That’s 113 new deaths since the 2,700 posted on Tuesday. A statewide coronavirus...

AG joins 13 states, NYC in suing Trump admin over energy...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 13 other attorneys general and New York City in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s administration over...

Nessel wants food stamps saved for 144K in Mich. during COVID-19

Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 21 other attorney generals and the corporation counsel for the city of New York in sending a letter to...

Column: We must protect people with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis

According to the latest U.S. census American Communities Survey, there are 1.4 million Michiganders with disabilities, including 126,001 Detroiters or roughly 19% of the...

Anti-quarantine protests pop up across the U.S., resemble coordinated anti-Obama tea...

Last Wednesday, thousands of Michiganders left their houses to jam the streets of downtown Lansing and protest on the Capitol lawn during the statewide...

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