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Congressional primaries: Tlaib has early lead against Jones, Hoadley could face...

In one of the most-watched U.S. House Democratic primaries in Michigan and beyond, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) leads two-time rival Detroit City Council...

Light traffic at the polls, as 1.6M cast absentee ballots during...

Polling places around Michigan were much quieter this year for the primary elections on Tuesday than in past years, but not because people aren’t...

State reports more than 84K COVID-19 cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 84,050 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,219 have died from...

Michigan joins 6-state compact for rapid COVID-19 tests

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday that she has entered into a major bipartisan agreement with the governors of Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia...

Whitmer bashes Trump admin. for curtailing census effort

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday it is moving up the deadline for all census operations by a month, leaving just over eight weeks...

Election officials beg Legislature for help with surge in absentee voting 

The novel coronavirus has already shaken up work, schools, travel, recreation and more. Now as Michigan’s primary election arrives Tuesday and pandemic-stricken America nears...

State COVID-19 report: 604 new cases, 6 deaths 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 83,386 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,212 have died from...

Session canceled after lawmaker contracts COVID-19

Following the announcement of state Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, GOP legislative leadership announced that session in...

Here are answers to your questions about voting in Michigan’s primary

On Tuesday, Michigan will hold a statewide primary election. The Advance has put together this quick guide on how residents can vote safely during...

Same-sex marriage has been legal for 5 years. State law is...

A large 54-bill package has been introduced in the House to repeal the legislative marriage equality bans and amend discriminatory gendered language. The U.S. Supreme...

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