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Oscoda residents protest meeting, doubt PFAS cleanup efforts

Environmental advocates in Oscoda had little interest in a Tuesday evening town hall meeting put on by the state. Rather, they want to see...

Irwin bill would clear marijuana-related crimes from records

With marijuana now legal in Michigan, the state Legislature will soon see a bill to clear criminal convictions.  In a statement, Senate Democrats say that...

Neeley cites ‘frustration, anger, disappointment’ in Flint investigation as he seeks...

State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) has represented the 34th state House District since 2015, and served on Flint’s City Council for nine years before...

6 Dem legislators sign letter opposing Nessel’s Line 5 lawsuit

Updated, 3:29 p.m. 7/11/19 with comments from Nessel's office A half-dozen Democratic state House members have signed on to a statement taking to task the...
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the Mackinac Policy Conference

Whitmer, Great Lakes governors form coalition on Asian carp

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Tuesday morning that she, as part of a new bipartisan coalition of governors in the Great Lakes region, will...

Whitmer, Benson want U.S. women’s soccer champs to visit Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who established the first-in-the-nation Task Force on Women in Sports, has invited the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team to...

Presidential hopeful Inslee calls for Line 5 closure

As the legal battle over Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac continues, one Democratic presidential candidate is calling for...
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Michigan State Police adds gender identity hate crime category

The Michigan State Police (MSP) has added a hate crimes category for attacks against people based on their gender identity, department spokeswoman Shanon Banner...

Michigan Democrats come out against lawsuit squashing Obamacare

Several of Michigan’s top Democrats offered a full-throated defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in Louisiana considers...

Breweries, cidermakers, sue state alcohol regulatory agency

Legislation passed late last year during the frantic Lame Duck session has, in part, led to a lawsuit against the state by some of...

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