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I tried to interview Sen. Peter Lucido. He told me a...

I waited outside the Michigan Senate chamber to ask Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) on Tuesday for a comment about the Detroit Metro Times’...

Michigan sues 17 companies over PFAS contamination

Michigan is taking on some of the biggest chemical companies in the country in a lawsuit filed in a Washtenaw County Court asserting that...

State task force delivers 18 criminal justice reforms to GOP leaders,...

Updated, 9:23 a.m., 1/17/19 Nine months after Gov. Whitmer appointed a Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration to examine and improve Michigan’s criminal...

Michigan minimum-wage workers got a raise on Jan. 1. But they...

Michigan started the new year by joining 21 states in raising the minimum wage But workers saw a smaller increase than they would have...

Medicaid expansion states see better health outcomes, study finds

Newly published research makes the case that a smaller share of low-income adults in southern states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...

Michigan is expected to lose a seat in Congress. Here’s why...

WASHINGTON — Michigan is projected to lose a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show — a change that would diminish...

Rick Haglund: Whitmer should address Michigan worker pay in her State...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will have plenty of topics to tackle in her second State of the State speech on Jan. 29. We’ll no doubt hear...

The march to reverse Roe v. Wade: Michigan anti-abortion group, 5...

Right to Life of Michigan, the state’s foremost anti-abortion organization, has filed to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe...

Lawmakers start year by focusing on human trafficking

Ruth Rondon, who was a victim of human trafficking for 18 years, shared on Thursday her emotional story of trauma, abuse, rape and corruption...

Progress continues on Gordie Howe Bridge, final plans unveiled for pedestrian...

After months of discussion with residents in the affected area, officials announced that a set of designs have been selected for five pedestrian bridges...

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