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WASHINGTON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, who brought to life the Great Plains of Nebraska, is now honored with a statue in the U.S. Capitol, becoming the 12th woman represented in … more
A federal judge in Florida unsealed an indictment that accuses former President Donald Trump of hiding classified national security documents after he left the White House, improperly storing them … more
Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury, making him the first former president to face federal criminal charges. The 37-count indictment in the Southern District of Florida, handed up … more
In one sense, the Supreme Court’s surprise ruling striking down Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps maintains the legal status quo. By 5-4, the justices rejected the state’s attempt to restrict … more
State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and state Rep. Donavan McKinney (D-Detroit) joined advocates in Detroit on Friday to call for investments in zero-emission vehicles and the strongest possible … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. senators agreed during a hearing Thursday the country’s children are going through a youth mental health crisis, though some of the committee’s members disagreed about what … more
The Michigan House on Thursday voted in bipartisan fashion to approve legislation known as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act.  Passed by a vote of 100-7, Senate … more
Hospital administrators, education leaders, and healthcare professionals participated in a Thursday roundtable discussion to address a pressing issue for Michigan– the state’s 27,000 empty … more
WASHINGTON — On a clear day, the view from the top-floor terrace of the Kennedy Center is one of the best in the nation’s capital. Turn one way, and the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, along … more
As smoke from Canadian wildfires caused the most hazardous air conditions on record in the Washington, D.C., area on Thursday, members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said … more
WASHINGTON — Top Democrats on the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee are urging Republican Chair Virginia Foxx of North Carolina to hold a hearing this month on the uptick in child labor … more
Michigan’s political leaders kicked their 2024 election efforts into gear this week, with Democrats launching an ad campaign targeting Republican House members who opposed gun safety legislation … more
WASHINGTON — As part of the celebration of Pride month, the Biden administration on Thursday announced several new protections for LGBTQ+ youth and families, including the position of a federal … more
While a strike by University of Michigan graduate student workers stretches into its third month, a settlement has been reached on several unfair labor practice (ULP) charges that were pending with … more
The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that Alabama’s 2022 congressional maps violated the Voting Rights Act, a ruling that preserves a major part of the Voting Rights Act and … more
Two blocks of downtown St. Johns were festooned with rainbows. A vendor was making bubbles that wafted in the wind under the blue sky. Children laughed and squealed as they romped in a bouncy house. … more
WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen members of Congress on Wednesday outlined their work on policy during an annual legislative session focused on fostering bipartisanship. As part of the 34th legislative … more
A package of bills that would implement election reforms passed by voters last year got their first hearing Wednesday before the Michigan Senate Elections and Ethics Committee. Chaired by Sen. Jeremy … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. senators on the Budget Committee dug into the impacts of climate change on farming during a Wednesday hearing, raising concerns about what the next few decades hold for food … more
LGBTQ+ people need housing but can face discrimination in the process of finding a home as well as harassment once in housing. A local Lansing developer wants to change that with a housing project … more
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