Moss: When it comes to the Holocaust, ‘Never again’ isn’t so obvious anymore 

BY: - April 20, 2023

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution recognizing April 18 as Holocaust Remembrance Day, but not before its sponsor said words were not enough in the face of a documented increase in antisemitism. The resolution, SR 34, was sponsored by state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), who is Jewish. He began by noting the refrain […]

U.S. Supreme Court holds off on abortion pill ruling until midnight Friday

BY: - April 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito postponed a ruling on access to the abortion pill until Friday as the high court continues considering arguments from anti-abortion organizations and the federal government. Alito’s two-day-long pause, issued Wednesday, keeps a ruling from U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on […]

Detroit City Council mulls gun ban in popular downtown spots after shootings

BY: - April 20, 2023

Detroit City Council will weigh a proposal to ban guns in popular parts of downtown after a spate of six shootings over the weekend. Councilwoman Mary Waters announced Tuesday that she’s introducing a measure that would create gun-free zones in Greektown, the riverfront, Hart Plaza and Spirit Plaza. “There must be severe consequences for unacceptable […]

On this day in 1909: Woodward Avenue in Detroit is paved with concrete 

BY: - April 20, 2023

On April 20, 1909, Woodward Avenue in Detroit made history when it became a paved road. Over the years, it has been described as the “world’s first concrete highway.”  The Woodward Avenue road construction, carried out by Wayne County, came at a time when several streets in the Motor City were lined with brick pavers, […]

U of M grad workers continue to strike while appealing ruling

BY: - April 19, 2023

A ruling from a state administrative law judge on Monday has not stopped graduate workers at the University of Michigan from picketing in Ann Arbor this week, as the workers continue to seek higher pay, better services and more supports from the university by picketing through Friday. On Monday, administrative law judge (ALJ) David Peltz […]

New Michigan COVID cases drop below 4,000 in last week

BY: - April 18, 2023

Michigan is reporting 3,867 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a decrease from the last report issued April 11, when the state said there were 4,646 new cases for the week. A total of 3,097,890 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since […]

Eight Michigan lawmakers sign SCOTUS brief opposing Texas abortion pill ruling

BY: - April 18, 2023

Eight Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation have signed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to try and reverse a controversial ruling concerning the use of mifepristone. Access to the drug, considered the most common form of abortion care and a key component in miscarriage management, was called into question by a Texas […]

A statue on MSU's campus adorned with a teal ribbon

Nessel calls for new MSU board to turn over Nassar documents

BY: - April 17, 2023

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has renewed her request that Michigan State University provide all remaining documents pertaining to the department’s investigation of disgraced former Dr. Larry Nassar. The request from the Democratic AG came in a letter sent Friday to the MSU Board of Trustees, which is composed of six Democrats, one Republican and […]

Muskegon Co. man charged after making gun threats against state officials during court proceedings 

BY: - April 14, 2023

A West Michigan man has been charged with threatening to use a gun against state government officials. Daniel Callahan, 59, of Fruitport, in Muskegon County, was arraigned April 6 in 61st District Court on charges of false report or threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime.  The counts, which were filed […]

New Michigan COVID cases drop for fourth straight week, while weekly deaths rise

BY: - April 12, 2023

Michigan is reporting 4,646 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a decrease from the last report issued April 4, when the state said there were 5,263 new cases for the week. A total of 3,094,023 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since […]

Settlement ends litigation between tribal gaming board and former development partners 

BY: - April 10, 2023

A settlement agreement was reached last week between the Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority and its former development partner that will reduce a recent judgment from $88 million down to a maximum of $35 million. Under the agreement, announced on Thursday, Kewadin Casinos will make a guaranteed payment to JLLJ Development and Lansing Future Development II […]

Biden vetoes attempt to repeal WOTUS rule on wetlands

BY: - April 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday vetoed a measure that would repeal a rule expanding which types of wetlands can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. Biden promised to veto the legislation that saw Democrats crossing party lines in both chambers to join Republicans in rolling back a rule that is unpopular with […]