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New state rules smooth the road for recreational pot businesses

Updated 3:58 p.m., July 5 New rules announced Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will make it easier for upstart...

Benton Harbor rejects Whitmer’s deal to keep high school open

The Benton Harbor School Board rejected on Tuesday night an agreement that would have given the city a one-year window in which to make...

Snyder turns down Harvard fellowship, citing ‘lack of civility’

Updated 2:24 p.m. Michigan former Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that he’ll decline a prestigious fellowship position with Harvard University, following significant backlash from progressives...

Commerce dept. drops citizenship question from census, Trump remains defiant

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross confirmed Tuesday that the Trump administration has dropped its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020...

Gerrymandering fights aren’t over, as states ready remedies

WASHINGTON — Battles over partisan gerrymandering are poised to shift to the states in the wake of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision issued...

Air Force agrees to additional PFAS cleanup in Oscoda

The U.S. Air Force has agreed to install an additional groundwater treatment system in Oscoda as it continues a years-long investigation into pollution from...

Nessel exploring criminal, civil charges in payroll fraud cases

Updated 1:32 p.m. State Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that her office could soon file criminal or civil charges against Michigan businesses accused of...

Nessel joins AGs protesting change in poverty level measurement

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that she has co-signed a letter urging the Trump administration to reconsider its planned changes to how...

Pelosi, Tlaib, 2020 Dems will speak at NAACP convention

Political heavy hitters from Michigan and elsewhere will descend on Detroit at the end of July for the NAACP’s 110th annual convention.  The African American...

Schuette blitzes media in defense of Flint investigation

Former Attorney General Bill Schuette has been increasingly vocal in defense of his office’s investigation of the Flint water crisis in recent weeks, fighting...

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