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In Michigan, those convicted on domestic violence-related charges aren’t barred for any period of time from possessing or carrying a firearm until violence escalates to a felony. Lawmakers … more
President Joe Biden chose a new nominee to lead the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday, months after the U.S. Senate blocked his first choice. Biden intends to nominate Michael G. Whitaker, … more
Faced with growing calls for the public release of police disciplinary records, lawmakers in almost every state have grappled with how to balance revealing law enforcement misdeeds and protecting … more
When Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a proposal to increase taxes on vacant land earlier this summer, Tepfirah Rushdan started asking questions. As co-director of Keep Growing Detroit and … more
Ben Jealous, executive director of the Sierra Club, told the Michigan Advance during a visit to Detroit this week that passing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s climate package would be a game-changer for … more
When Jacob Riis came to Emporia in 1902 to give a lecture, audiences knew what they could expect. Twelve years earlier, he had published “How the Other Half Lives,” which exposed through candid … more
Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams regularly collaborates with artists of all types, hosting dance performances, concerts and visual art exhibitions, but it’s … more
As Congress considers a bill to place a women’s suffrage monument on the National Mall, a nonprofit is working to raise the estimated $50 million needed to build it. The Women’s Suffrage National … more
Republican former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, a Livingston County native who graduated from Howell High School, has made it official that he is running for Michigan’s open U.S. Senate seat. In a video … more
Plans are underway to demolish Detroit’s I-375 freeway and replace it with an “urban boulevard” in an effort to reverse the destruction it brought to the historically Black neighborhoods … more
This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. This story was co-published with Rappler, a Philippines-based online news publication. On a sunny June … more
Michigan renters aired their concerns at a “Rent is Too Damn High” rally outside the State Capitol on a sweltering Tuesday afternoon. About 200 attendees came to Lansing to hear stories of … more
WASHINGTON — First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 Monday night, the White House said in a statement. Biden has mild symptoms and will spend the week at home in Rehoboth Beach, … more
WASHINGTON — More than 4 million federal student loan borrowers are enrolled in the Biden administration’s new repayment program, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of … more
An eventful week lies ahead in the Fulton County election interference case with arraignments and the potential release of a special grand jury report that was a prelude to the racketeering charges … more
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are concerned that the Biden administration is interpreting last year’s bipartisan gun safety law to cut funding for school archery and hunting programs, though … more
During the first Detroit Labor Day rally since 2019, thousands of union members and their supporters vowed to continue to support American workers and their collective bargaining efforts.  National … more
PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden made his seventh trip of the year to the City of Brotherly Love on Monday, telling an audience of union workers that America’s best days are ahead of it, and … more
Michigan remains in the bottom half for best states to work in at 26th place, according to the annual ranking from Oxfam, a global organization focused on inequality and poverty. The ranking … more
The United Auto Workers union, which represents nearly 150,000 employees of companies that manufacture U.S.-made vehicles, has been engaged since July 2023 in the labor negotiations it undergoes … more
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