Michigan hopes to be among first states to adopt digital driver’s licenses in iOS 15

BY: - June 14, 2021

Michigan hopes to be among the first states to adopt a feature coming to iPhones this fall: digital driver’s licenses. Apple announced during their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote recently that beginning with iOS 15, iPhone users will be able to scan their driver’s license and store the information in the Apple Wallet app. […]

Nessel warns of scam targeting families of COVID-19 victims

BY: - May 3, 2021

Michiganders who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 should beware of scammers claiming to be from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Attorney General Dana Nessel warned Monday. The new scam involves fraudsters reaching out to families of victims and offering to register them for funeral assistance funds. FEMA is currently running such a program, […]

Michigan report: 9,674 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

BY: - April 12, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that a total of 747,697 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 16,512 have died from the virus — an additional 9,674 cases and 12 deaths since Saturday. The announcement comes as the Centers for Disease Control reports that Michigan leads the nation in […]

More than 25K National Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C.

BY: - January 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 25,000 Guardsmen and women — from 49 states, three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security support for […]


Rick Haglund: Building fairer local economies is one tool to blunt right-wing extremism

BY: - January 16, 2021

Over the past several months, I’ve read articles in which the authors asserted that economic decline in small towns and old industrial cities has fueled nativism, populism and nostalgia for the past — the hallmarks of Trumpism. This is said to be especially true in Michigan and other upper Midwest communities that have lost thousands […]

Pohutsky: Threats of violence against lawmakers will continue unless GOP leaders issue ‘full throated condemnation’

BY: - December 23, 2020

When state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia) shared screenshots of an email she received from a Michigander calling for “mass execution of public officials” “very soon,” the Democrat noted that it is just one of many violent, threatening emails her office receives every day. Pohutsky told the Advance Wednesday that she mostly feels “numb” to the […]

Enbridge files federal challenge to Whitmer’s Line 5 shutdown order

BY: - November 24, 2020

Canadian oil company Enbridge has filed a federal complaint to prevent the state of Michigan from shutting down the Line 5 dual pipeline, according to a news release from the company Tuesday evening. The filing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan seeks an injunction to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s actions earlier […]

State canvassers certify Mich. election results during lengthy meeting

BY: and - November 23, 2020

Amid national attention and concerns that Republicans may attempt to unlawfully hand Michigan’s election results to President Donald Trump — who lost the state by a significant margin to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden — the bipartisan Board of State Canvassers voted Monday 3-0 to follow their lawful duties and certify the state’s election votes. Chair […]

Pro-Trump lawyer mixes up Michigan, Minnesota in affidavit alleging election fraud

BY: - November 20, 2020

Lin Wood, the pro-President Donald Trump lawyer who filed the lawsuit against Georgia’s Secretary of State, has alleged voter fraud in an affidavit largely based on alleged inconsistencies between Michigan’s population and total vote count. Those “inconsistencies,” however, appear to be a result of the affidavit simply mixing up Michigan and Minnesota. The affidavit filed […]

Biden wins Michigan, edges closer to Electoral College victory 

BY: - November 4, 2020

A record wave of absentee voting in Michigan appears to have helped carry Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden to a win in the crucial battleground state. As of Wednesday afternoon, CNN and NBC have both called the race for Biden. He is projected to have 253 of the 270 electoral votes he needs to […]

Kamala Harris to spend Tuesday in Detroit

BY: - November 2, 2020

Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will be spending Election Day in Detroit, according to the campaign. The Tuesday visit is part of a last-minute “get out the vote” effort by the campaign on Tuesday in three five key battleground states, including Michigan. While Harris travels to Detroit, former Vice President Joe Biden […]


Susan J. Demas: Why Dem panic porn fuels the final days of the 2020 election

BY: - November 1, 2020

Former President Barack Obama took a break from the campaign trail in Michigan Saturday to shoot a few hoops. Before leaving, he casually sank a three-pointer as a few onlookers cheered, flashed his trademark grin and announced, “That’s what I do!” He then posted the short video on Twitter with a message to go out […]