Domestic violence may be getting more deadly in Michigan

BY: - October 5, 2023

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, many domestic violence service providers in Michigan were vocal about their concerns for victims being in lockdown with their abusers. Coming out of the height of the pandemic, some are worried that the situation still remains dire. “The abuse has gotten more lethal and more cruel,” said Mechelle Donahoo, director […]

Births decline in most states, continuing a long-term trend

BY: - June 12, 2023

Fast-growing Texas and Florida had the biggest increases in the number of births last year, while a dozen other states — half of them in the South — continued to rebound from pandemic lows. In the United States as a whole, however, the number of births has plateaued after a modest increase following the worst […]

Activists: Bernstein should ‘repent’ for slamming fellow justice for hiring a returning citizen

BY: - January 12, 2023

A group of activists representing returning citizens and other community organizations on Thursday held a news conference in Southfield where they called for Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein to continue to “make amends” for his recent comments regarding his colleague, Justice Kyra Harris Bolden, hiring a returning citizen.  “[Bernstein] and his family are not […]

In heated Friday session, GOP leaders create Republican-heavy oversight committee on Whitmer

BY: - April 24, 2020

While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the details of her new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order extension at a press conference Friday, state lawmakers met in Lansing to spar over and eventually pass controversial GOP-led legislation aimed at limiting her powers. The unusual Friday session was called Thursday morning by Republican leadership. On the docket for […]

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Whitmer extends stay-home order, but allows some businesses to open

BY: - April 24, 2020

Updated, 6:39 a.m. 4/24/20 As the number of new COVID-19 cases per day in Michigan begins to fall, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended the state’s stay-home order to May 15. At the same time, she said certain businesses will be allowed to open and other restrictions will be lifted. “As we’ve seen our numbers begin to […]

Bills aim to bring solar energy to more Michiganders

BY: - October 23, 2019

A group of lawmakers have announced bipartisan legislation geared at making it easier for Michigan residents to invest in solar. The bills, collectively called the “Powering Michigan Forward” package, were introduced at the state Capitol on Tuesday by state Sens. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan), and state Reps. Gregory […]

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Tlaib grills Facebook CEO Zuckerberg over hate speech

BY: - October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib pressed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday over the company’s policy to allow politicians to violate its rules on speech. The social media company announced recently that it will allow politicians to skirt Facebook’s community standards, stating that it isn’t the company’s place to censor newsworthy speech. “Why should […]

Lawmakers walk out amid protest after panel advances bills cramping powers of new governor, AG

BY: - December 4, 2018

A controversial bill to allow the Michigan Legislature to “intervene” in any state legal case moved forward after a House committee ending hearing ended early due to protest, all while a false alarm bomb scare played out one block away.