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ACLU sues ICE to release medically frail detainees in Calhoun Co....

Updated, 1:07 p.m. 4/27/20 The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) has leveled its third federal lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

Whitmer plans stay-home extension, trying to stave off 2nd COVID-19 wave

Some level of a stay-home order will be in place for some time, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a media briefing on Wednesday. She...

Breaking: 9 inmates at Baldwin immigrant prison test positive for COVID-19

Updated, 9:32 p.m., 4/20/20, with Monday’s numbers for the Milan facility and comment from No Detention Centers in Michigan Nine inmates at Michigan’s only private,...

Civil rights leaders rip Lansing protest for ‘racist undertones’

The Rev. Charles Williams II, National Action Network’s Michigan chair and pastor of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, said that last week’s...

Rick Haglund: Want to stop long-term economic damage from COVID-19? Beef...

More than 1 million Michigan workers — about 20% of the state’s labor force — have filed for unemployment in the past month as...

ER doctor: Keep stay home order, West Mich. is on COVID-19 upslope

Three weeks after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put the state under a stay home order to stop the spread of COVID-19, some Michiganders are getting...

Michigan House, Senate candidates raise 1Q cash despite COVID-19 crisis

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t halted congressional fundraising.  With Michigan expected to see some of the closest races for U.S. Senate and House seats...

Reeling Michigan news outlets face layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts

As journalists across Michigan and the country have been tirelessly covering the COVID-19 pandemic, they are now facing new hazards: job losses, furloughs and...

Mich. has 3rd-highest census participation, but has a ways to go...

Michigan set out with a big goal for the 2020 census — 82% participation — but so far is falling short. Only 55% of...

Amash has ‘paused’ congressional campaign to consider 2020 prez run

Following the latest round of speculation about U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.) launching a third-party run for president, he dipped his toe in...

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