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ROAD RAGE: Only 0.03% of car crash fatalities in the state are caused by road rage or aggressive driving, making Michigan the fourth-safest state for road rage deaths. However, experts warn that … more
IMPLICIT MATERNAL BIAS: New Senate legislation may allow Michigan to join 41 other states in licensing and reimbursing birth centers for their services. The proposal comes as a Detroit organization … more
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Enrollment of international students at Michigan’s public universities is rising after a pandemic-related decline, bolstering the state’s economy and diversifying … more
ASYLUM SEEKERS: The Whitmer administration wants $8 million to fund nonprofit legal services that could be lifesaving for immigrants seeking asylum. Wayne State’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic … more
BIRD NAMES: Michigan’s endangered Kirtland’s warbler is about to be de-Kirtlandized as the American Ornithological Society moves to remove the names of people, some with racist connections, from … more
RESILIENCE: A new memoir by the former director of Michigan’s Sierra Club chapter is the story of a half-century of environmental activism that included bringing a live cormorant with a deformed … more
SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY PROFILE: When you ask residents of the UP’s Schoolcraft County to talk about their home, they usually first mention the scenic environment and how close they are to Lake … more
The economy is top of mind for caregiver and driver Jennifer Garner as the U.S. heads toward the November presidential election. Garner, 46, lives in Cleveland and can bring in about $800 a week … more
Oakland County Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Matis has proposed a trial date for attorney Stefanie Lambert Junttila, who was one of the three individuals indicted as the result of an investigation into … more
WASHINGTON — As Congress gears up for negotiations ahead of the 2017 tax law’s expiration, economists and small business owners urged U.S. lawmakers Thursday to extend or make permanent the … more
This story has been updated to include a response from the Michigan Association of Public School Academies   The state Board of Education has approved a resolution requesting that lawmakers pass … more
WASHINGTON — More than 40 U.S. Senate Republicans lobbied Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday to hold a full impeachment trial for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. … more
On Wednesday, the Michigan Senate voted unanimously to advance a set of bills eliminating a $125 reinstatement fee for residents whose license was suspended due to unpaid driver responsibility … more
When legislation to expand eligibility and access for Michiganders to have certain old criminal convictions wiped clean from their record was becoming law in 2020, leaders from across the political … more
On Wednesday the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first national drinking water standard targeted at PFAS, a family of long-lasting chemicals tied to cancer and other … more
WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to roll back a Transportation Department rule that targeted greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles traveling on highways. The rule, issued by the … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger sought to ease concerns from the lawmakers in charge of his agency’s budget on Wednesday, saying the department is preparing for major … more
The killing of a West Michigan woman has become the center of a national debate on immigration and it has domestic violence advocates worried that anti-immigrant rhetoric could stop victims from … more
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit brought by 11 Republican state legislators who sought to challenge the constitutionality of election laws that were approved by Michigan voters in … more
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday finalized a new rule that would require anyone selling a gun to obtain a federal license and conduct background checks. The rule aims to close … more
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