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Amid rising evictions and rents, states grapple with protections in tenant-landlord laws

At 90 years old, Hilda Chavera has found a new purpose in life: tenant organizing. A Minneapolis resident for 50 years, Chavera said she has seen her city change, with many of her neighbors …

McCarthy abandons another bid for U.S. House speaker, votes on spending bills canceled

WASHINGTON — California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday evening he will not try to become speaker for a second time, ending his tenure holding the gavel after eight GOP lawmakers …

Health care workers, crash survivors demand auto no-fault fixes ahead of committee hearing

A sea of people in blue shirts demanding action on Michigan’s care crisis gathered on the Capitol lawn Tuesday in support of car crash survivors and health care workers harmed by 2019 changes to …

U.S. House votes to remove Kevin McCarthy as speaker

WASHINGTON — Dissident Republicans in the U.S. House voted with Democrats on Tuesday to oust Kevin McCarthy as speaker, a historic move that came just nine months after he secured the gavel …
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Doug DeLind leans into social justice in first ArtPrize exhibition

When Doug DeLind graduated from Michigan State University in 1976, he was one of 16 students with a bachelor’s of fine arts in ceramics. As he looked around for job postings, he found exactly two.
If you’re a writer, want to be a writer or just enjoy reading, be sure to attend the Lansing Book Party 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 30) at various bookstores and venues throughout the city,
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Honoring marijuana freedom fighters

Over the past few weeks, Michigan has lost several prolific cannabis activists. The deaths of Dale “Rick” Thompson, Gersh Avery,

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Eyesore of the week 9/27

1112 E César E. Chávez Ave., Lansing   Good news: This eyesore is a work in progress. Located in Lansing’s Northtown neighborhood near the corner of César E. …

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Inside the book-ban machine: The rise of 'parental rights' groups and their efforts to ban books

As attempts to ban books intensify, Stacker explored how organized efforts have enabled broader challenges at U.S. libraries and schools.

Climate change is lengthening growing seasons: How it's impacting every state

Stacker examined how growing seasons have changed across every state with data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

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