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UPDATED U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right.  The decision by six of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws, leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. The result is expected to […]

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Michigan leaders blast abortion decision as ‘horrifying and embarrassing’

BY: - June 24, 2022

This is a breaking news story that will be updated throughout the day. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision — something abortion access advocates in Michigan are calling “horrifying and embarrassing.” “Today is a sad day for America as an unelected group of conservative judges […]

African World Festival returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza, entrance fee concerns some

BY: - June 24, 2022

The African World Festival will be held at Detroit’s Hart Plaza for the first time in nearly a decade. But many of those who attend the 39th annual event, which will be held July 15-17, will have to pay to do so for the first time. Jamon Jordan, City of Detroit historian and a festival […]

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

BY: - June 24, 2022

President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 committee and former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the panel’s fifth hearing this month. In the weeks between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, […]

Access to abortion for members of the military expanded in Pentagon spending bill

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are pushing to increase access to abortion for members of the military, concerned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could end the constitutional right will harm troops.  The U.S. House’s annual funding bill for the Defense Department would require the Pentagon to provide leave to troops and civilian employees seeking […]

How the Trump fake elector scheme fizzled in four states

BY: - June 23, 2022

Part of Donald Trump’s plan to reverse his loss in the 2020 presidential election hinged on replacing legitimate electors in a handful of swing states with “fake electors.” In theory, these bogus Republican slates in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Nevada and Wisconsin would cast their electoral votes for the incumbent — canceling out […]

Michigan Dems lobby to hold early 2024 presidential primary

BY: - June 23, 2022

Michigan Democrats formally made a push on Thursday to be one of the first states in the country to hold presidential primaries in 2024. During a Democratic National Committee (DNC) meeting, Michigan Democratic Party chair Lavora Barnes, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing), U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, and the Rev. Wendell […]

Feds serve subpoenas to pro-Trump fake electors in Michigan

BY: - June 23, 2022

Subpoenas are being doled out among the slate of Michigan Republicans who signed a fraudulent electoral certificate for President Donald Trump in 2020, an action that was part of the Trump supporters’ bid to overturn the results of the presidential election. It is not yet clear how many of the 16 Republicans have been visited […]

U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law

BY: - June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that made it illegal to carry a firearm in public without showing a special need for protection. The court ruled that the state’s concealed carry law violates the 14th Amendment of the Constitution — a major decision that expands the Second […]

Biden to appoint first Indigenous person to lead U.S. Treasury

BY: - June 23, 2022

The past two years continue to usher in “firsts” for Indigenous representation in U.S. politics. The latest appointment, at the top levels of federal government, will see the first Native American person to serve as U.S. Treasurer. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intent to appoint Mutáwi Mutáhash Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, who is chief […]

For Battle Creek, cereal is ‘in our DNA.’ But the city is changing.

BY: - June 23, 2022

For more than a century, the smell of cereal has wafted through Battle Creek. Residents in the south central Michigan city can often pinpoint the exact scents: This smell means Frosted Flakes are being made. This one is Fruity Pebbles.  They are smells rooted in history: Will Keith (W.K.) Kellogg created what was then called […]

Biden pitches a summer gas tax holiday as price hovers around $5 a gallon

BY: - June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress and state legislatures to provide a temporary reprieve from gas taxes — but members of his own party and Republicans appeared opposed, making it look unlikely on the federal level. In addition, many state legislatures are out of session for the year and aren’t expected […]