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Susan J. Demas: How the Michigan Advance strives to break away...

On Sunday, many political journalists discharged rapid-fire — and remarkably similar — hot takes that a carefully pruned Mueller report summary from President Trump’s...

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 settles Michigan same-sex adoption lawsuit

Updated, 4:54 p.m. with comments from Mike Shirkey and Sam Bagenstos Attorney General Dana Nessel settled Friday with the plaintiffs in a 2017 lawsuit claiming...

$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...

Benson forms election security commission

In an effort to ensure the integrity of Michigan’s elections, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has named 18 people to a new Election Security...

Whitmer signs 1st bill, restores northern Michigan judge

Updated at 12:08 p.m. on March 22. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed her first bill Thursday — and it’s sponsored by a Republican. The Democratic governor and...

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...

Does Whitmer’s roads plan raise $2.5B or $1.9B? Here’s why it...

Most people don’t dispute that Michigan has some of the worst roads in the nation, but politicians are still squabbling over how to fix...

AG office ‘certainly hopes’ subpoenaing Engler won’t be necessary

A dispute over former Gov. John Engler’s scheduled interview with Attorney General Dana Nessel’s investigators regarding his role overseeing the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal...

Supreme Court takes Schuette private email case

The state’s highest court announced Wednesday it will hear a case to determine whether private emails from former Attorney General Bill Schuette should be...

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