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A plea deal that prevented one former lawmaker from holding office for five years is not enforceable. That’s the ruling of the Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday.


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Emails produced in a lawsuit over Michigan's legislative and congressional maps show Republicans eager to pack Democratic voters in certain districts after the 2010 census.

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont endorsed Dr. Abdul El-Sayed in Michigan's race for governor on Wednesday, providing a boost to the candidate in the closing weeks of the Democratic primary.

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is opening a new attack against Bill Schuette in the Republican gubernatorial primary, accusing him of not working much as attorney general.

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An anti-gerrymandering group is airing its first TV ad in a campaign to persuade voters to change how Michigan congressional and legislative districts are drawn.

Interim Michigan State University president, John Engler, will testify before a U-S Senate Subcommittee Tuesday. He’ll talk about the improvements the school has made in response to sexual assaults by M-S-U sports doctor Larry Nassar. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has directed an agency to continue investigating complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity despite the state attorney general has declared its interpretation of the law to be invalid.


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Despite many firsts for the LGBTQ community in the United States, Michigan has yet to add statewide protections for this group. 


Michigan's Democratic race for governor may generally be more cordial than the Republican battle, where negative TV ads and candidate attacks have been steady for months.

The pivotal moment in Michigan's Republican fight for governor may have occurred long before any of the main contenders had even entered the race.

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Attorney General Bill Schuette says the state’s Civil Rights Commission cannot consider discrimination complaints for sexual orientation or gender identity. As Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports, last May the commission adopted a policy that would have allowed LGBTQ people to file such complaints.


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A federal watchdog is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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Michigan's youngest state representative has been cited for driving with open intoxicants following a May traffic stop along a freeway in suburban Detroit.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a challenge to a proposed November ballot initiative to change who draws congressional and legislative districts every decade.


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Twin sisters from western Michigan are running for county commissioner seats, but they aren't endorsing one another.

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