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New: GOP Senate majority leader had COVID-19 over Christmas

Updated, 2:51 p.m., 3:06 p.m., and 4:29 p.m. 1/13/21 with a new statement from Shirkey's spokesperson Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) tested positive for...

Lansing braces for wave of ‘armed, violent’ protests before Biden’s inauguration

With images of a screaming, furious mob over running a weak defense of the U.S. Capitol a week ago, Michigan state and local officials...

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over 65...

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available...

Speaker Wentworth intends to seat Maddock, despite D.C. trip last week

Michigan House Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) said Tuesday that he supports seating an embattled GOP lawmaker and that he does not intend to discipline...

Enbridge to Whitmer: We will not shut down Line 5

An Enbridge executive’s letter sent to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Tuesday morning made it clear that the...

Sen. Hollier wants his resolution condemning Capitol coup to earn unanimous...

State Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) said Monday that he intends to introduce a resolution that condemns an attempted coup of American government by a...

State reports 4,536 new COVID-19 cases over last 2 days

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 523,618 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 13,401 have died from...

Rep. Johnson demands apologies from leadership, committee assignments restored

Detroit state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson is calling on legislative leadership to refuse to seat any lawmaker who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection...

Advance investigation: Michigan joins just 2 other states without Capitol firearm...

Updated, 10:05 a.m., 1/11/21 A months-long investigation by the Advance has revealed that Michigan is one of only three states with virtually no firearm regulations...

Susan J. Demas: Fascists planted their flag in the U.S. Capitol...

We need to be very clear about the thousands of Trump loyalists who swarmed the U.S. Capitol last week, many decked in pro-Nazi attire,...

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