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Happy Election Day! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have questions about voting, here's our handy Voting Guide. The Michigan...

Looking for 2016 repeat, Trump shares dark closing message in Grand...

President Donald Trump closed out his 2020 reelection campaign in Grand Rapids with a dark message Monday night, looking for a repeat of his...

Doctors are ‘angry and frustrated’ about health risks of Trump’s Michigan...

Michigan health care workers on Monday blasted President Donald Trump’s decision to continue to hold large campaign rallies in Michigan, including events in Traverse...

Column: We must make it easier for people with disabilities to...

Last month, I set out to join millions of Michiganders in voting early. I had confirmed well in advance that I was registered to...

Updated: Final four days: Obama, Biden going to Flint, Detroit; Trump...

Updated, 10:19 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.10/30/20 In a whirlwind final four days before Election Day, both President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have trips...

A ‘trauma tsunami’: COVID-19 takes its toll on Michiganders’ mental health

When a patient is dying from COVID-19, nurse Molly Nixon will hold their hand. She will tell them they are loved. And, often, she...

Can Democrats win back the Michigan House after a decade?

Updated, 4:12 p.m., 10/25/20 During a presidential election year, most of the attention is on the top of the ticket and top-tier congressional races. But...

Trump plans Tuesday Lansing rally

One week before Election Day, President Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in Lansing on Tuesday. Michigan has had no shortage of love during...

Rising waters threaten Great Lakes communities

Along a shoreline that stretches farther than the combined length of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, waters driven by climate change have risen as...

State senator: ‘Somebody called the police on the Black boys’ on...

Updated, 6:01 p.m., 10/20/20 State Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit) told the Advance on Tuesday that someone called police on him while campaigning in West Michigan...

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