Senate Dems introduce slew of gun control measures, vow imminent reforms

BY: - February 16, 2023

One day after the Michigan House passed a resolution memorializing three victims killed at Michigan State University on Monday, while grieving peers watched from seats in the gallery above, the Senate on Thursday heard eight speeches expressing similar sentiments before introducing several bills to address firearm control. On Monday night, a shooter opened fire in […]

Police say unspecified grudge may have motivated MSU mass shooter

BY: - February 16, 2023

Law enforcement officials provided additional details during a Thursday morning press conference about the suspect in Monday’s mass shooting at Michigan State University, including information about a possible motive for the attack. Police say 43-year-old Anthony McRae opened fire in two MSU buildings Monday evening, killing three students — Arielle Anderson, a junior from Grosse […]

‘It is OK not to be OK right now’

BY: - February 16, 2023

Updated, 2:56 p.m., 2/16/23 Two nights after Michigan State University’s campus was shattered by a mass shooting that killed three students and wounded five more, thousands of people gathered near The Rock to mourn and remember them. Alexandria Verner, 20, of Clawson; Brian Fraser, 20, of Grosse Pointe; and Arielle Anderson, 19, of Harper Woods; […]

Students demand change at Capitol after MSU mass shooting, House passes memorial resolution

BY: - February 15, 2023

On the cold cement path to the Michigan Capitol sat hundreds of students in green and white, bracing against the wind, lined up as they would be at classroom desks — a community, awash in grief. Speakers at the large, student-led rally on Wednesday echoed now-familiar sentiments that follow after a school or other safe […]

‘We all ran for our lives’: MSU students describe mass shooting as a never-ending nightmare

BY: - February 15, 2023

Michigan State University students are angry. Yes, they are traumatized; yes, they are overwhelmed with grief and sadness. They know they will need mental health support in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. But, right now, in the wake of three students being killed and five others being injured in a mass shooting at […]

Here are resources available after the shooting at Michigan State University

BY: - February 15, 2023

Following the Monday night shooting at Michigan State University, many students, staff, parents and community members may need support. Here are some resources available: MSU Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS): A resource for MSU students who are dealing with trauma, depression and anxiety. Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties: Adults, parents, and […]

Biden renews a call for action on gun control following Michigan State mass shooting

BY: - February 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden at an annual meeting with county leaders on Tuesday said there is much more work to be done on gun control legislation —  such as banning assault-style weapons, which are typically used in most mass shootings. The call again for gun control came after a school shooting at Michigan State University late […]

‘F—k your thoughts and prayers’: Lawmakers vow action after 3 killed in mass shooting at MSU

BY: - February 14, 2023

Updated, 2:38 p.m. 2/14/23, 4:05 p.m. 2/14/23 Following a late Monday night shooting that killed three Michigan State University students and injured five more — mere miles from the state’s Capital of Lansing — Democratic lawmakers are vowing to deliver more than empty words in order to prevent another tragedy. “F—k your thoughts and prayers,” […]

Updated: Police say three people are dead, five injured in MSU shooting, suspect is dead

BY: - February 13, 2023

Updated, 7:31 a.m. 2/14/23, 8:26 a.m. 2/14/23 Three people have been killed and five more people have been injured after being shot at Michigan State University, police confirmed. Some have life-threatening injuries, police said at an 11 p.m. briefing. Victims have been transported to Sparrow Hospital. Police said at an 8 a.m. Tuesday press conference […]

State education board members speak at forum where Satan is linked to gay marriage, evolution 

BY: - February 10, 2023

Two Republican members of the State Board of Education took part in a recent forum in Macomb County where a pastor quoted Adolph Hitler, posited that both gay marriage and the teaching of evolution were connected to Satan. Christian parents also were urged to homeschool their children while simultaneously seeking positions on public school boards […]

Pending lawsuits under former GOP legislative leaders cost taxpayers nearly $453K

BY: - February 9, 2023

During the last 2021-22 legislative term, GOP leaders in the Michigan House and Senate engaged in a number of lawsuits ranging from COVID-19 business orders, vaccines and mask mandates, separation of powers issues to abortion rights.  Four remain ongoing, with three more recently resolved, according to information requests the Michigan Advance filed with the House […]

U.S. House GOP preps for debates on ‘parents’ rights,’ school vouchers and transgender athletes

BY: - February 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans laid the groundwork for some top legislative priorities during a Wednesday hearing that examined public funding for charter schools and voucher programs, as well as increasing parents’ oversight of school curriculum. The Republican chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee, North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, provided a forum for […]