Michigan State Police is a long way from true diversity, critics say
Only two of the current Michigan State Police 128-member training class — the first in several years — call Detroit home. What’s more: only one of them is a person of color. The NAACP argues that is a clear indication the agency continues to lack ethnic and gender diversity, cultural sensitivity and understanding — […]
Former elections chief: Campaign finance panel would deadlock
Michigan’s former top elections chief is speaking out against Republican efforts to strip campaign finance oversight from the secretary of state’s office. The state’s former Bureau of Elections director, Chris Thomas, retired in 2017 after a 36-year career in five different administrations of both parties. He told the Michigan Advance that Republicans’ plan to move […]
Clinton torches Michigan GOP for ‘dangerous’ moves limiting new Dem leaders’ power
Updated, 10:49 p.m. Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, has weighed in on Lame Duck legislative sessions in Michigan and Wisconsin. In a series of tweets on Thursday, she attacked Republican efforts in both states to limit the power of incoming Democrats who won major statewide elections in November. Clinton, who narrowly lost in […]
Michigan Senate votes to alter gerrymandering ballot proposal
The Republican-controlled Senate approved a measure early this evening that Democrats blasted as interference with a voter-approved proposal to create fairer political districts in Michigan.
Susan J. Demas: Whoa, there, little ladies. GOP men will show you who’s boss.
The pink wave crashed in Michigan on Nov. 6, with the female-dominated Democratic ticket sweeping every statewide office.
Legendary civil rights lawyer Dean Robb dies
Dean Robb, the Michigan attorney who filed suit against the FBI after civil rights activists were murdered by Ku Klux Klan members in the 1960s, died on Sunday at age 94. The Traverse City resident earned a law degree from Wayne State University in 1949. Robb made history, both as an activist and as an […]
Blacks took lead as Michigan ‘freed the weed’
“I think it’s a tremendous victory that we freed the weed, as I like to say, or legalize marijuana in a time when African-Americans are four times more likely to be convicted of marijuana."
Indivisible activists fired up to fight GOP in Lame Duck
Indivisible groups, which propelled Democrats to victories in key races across Michigan last month, are now firing up to fight the GOP legislation in Lame Duck.
DeVos family gave to Mississippi U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith
Members of West Michigan’s DeVos family, longtime stalwarts of state and national GOP causes and candidates, were among those financially supporting U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).