Elections

New: Jan. 6 protester says police union endorsed her for the Michigan House

BY: - September 23, 2022

Small business owner Angela Rigas, a GOP Michigan House candidate, said Thursday that the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) has endorsed her. That’s apparently despite Rigas’ participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol while Congress was set to certify President Joe Biden’s victory over former President Donald Trump. Rigas also […]

More than 500 doctors sign on in support of Whitmer’s challenge to Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban

BY: - September 23, 2022

Hundreds of doctors across the state on Thursday announced their support for Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lawsuit challenging the state’s 1931 abortion ban. Backed by more than 500 doctors, the Committee to Protect Health Care filed a brief supporting Whitmer’s lawsuit, which asks the Michigan Supreme Court to determine if the state Constitution protects the […]

As the GOP ramps up anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, advocates worry about the toll on kids

BY: - September 23, 2022

As attacks on LGBTQ+ people have begun to harmonize toward a pre-election crescendo, state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) had had enough. In fact, he’d had more than enough.  Taking the floor of the Michigan Senate on Tuesday, Moss blasted a GOP-sponsored resolution condemning teacher training videos from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), which have […]

Carone endorses Dixon, but remains on the ballot for the U.S. Taxpayers Party

BY: - September 23, 2022

Mellissa Carone this week turned around and endorsed GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon, although Carone’s name will still appear on the Nov. 8 ballot as U.S. Taxpayers Party’ gubernatorial nominee Donna Brandenburg’s running mate.  Carone garnered national attention in 2020, including being parodied by “Saturday Night Live,” after she spread baseless claims of election fraud […]

Michigan GOP congressional candidate railed against women’s suffrage, women in the workplace

BY: - September 22, 2022

A GOP U.S. House nominee has in the past argued against women’s suffrage, even forming an anti-feminism “think tank” in the 2000s that claimed men are smarter than women, according to CNN. John Gibbs is running in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District against immigration attorney Hillary Scholten, a Democrat who would be the first woman to […]

Michigan's Supreme Court

With the balance of power on the line, Supreme Court candidates clash on judicial philosophy

BY: - September 22, 2022

During a Wednesday candidate forum, five candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court differed on whether previously elected officeholders should serve on the body and judicial philosophy. Political parties nominate candidates, although their political affiliation is not listed on the ballot. The candidates are vying on Nov. 8 for two spots with eight-year terms on the […]

U.S. House passes bill reforming Electoral Count Act to stop Jan. 6 repeat

BY: - September 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed on Wednesday a bill updating a 19th-century law in an attempt to prevent the subversion of future presidential elections. The Presidential Election Reform Act, which passed 229-203, is meant to deter a repeat of the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, in which the U.S. Capitol was attacked by a mob of […]

DePerno seeks to outlaw Plan B emergency contraceptive in Michigan, compares it to fentanyl

BY: - September 21, 2022

The man who is running to be Michigan’s next attorney general says the Plan B contraceptive pill should be banned. As reported by Heartland Signal, at an event last month, GOP attorney general nominee Matthew DePerno initially didn’t appear to know what Plan B is when asked about his position. It’s an emergency contraceptive pill […]

How harassment and politicized issues help push Michigan teachers out of the classroom

BY: - September 21, 2022

Jake Gless worked for Lakewood Public Schools as a middle-school art teacher for about two years and six weeks before he took down the rainbow flag that was hanging on the wall of his classroom, packed his boxes of paints and papers and never walked foot into the school building again. It wasn’t because he […]

Young activists power National Voter Registration Day efforts in Southeast Michigan

BY: - September 21, 2022

Bilal Hammoud, 26, is a Dearborn Heights resident who was part of a national voter registration drive on Tuesday. He said that the effort has momentum and is “vital.”  “Across the board in Michigan, it is critical that we are getting our citizens more involved — and the fundamental way to do that is and […]

Dixon: The governor should have the power to appoint the state school superintendent

BY: - September 20, 2022

GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon said Tuesday she wants to change the way the state superintendent is appointed, which would mean amending Michigan’s Constitution.  But she isn’t the first Michigan leader to take issue with how the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) operates. “That the Republican nominee for governor has issues with the Michigan Department […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: Dixon’s ‘parents’ rights’ message: You’re only a real mom if you vote GOP

BY: - September 20, 2022

Just over 20 years ago, I gave birth to my first child early on in my journalism career. In the years that followed, I would be told by several editors, some who were trying to be helpful and others who appeared to still reside in the Stone Age, that my decision to start a family […]