Dozens of firework displays are scheduled across Michigan for the Fourth of July holiday.
Fourth of July: A Guide to Independence Day Celebrations in Michigan
Michigan families have no shortage of Fourth of July activities to choose from this year.
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Six in 10 Michiganders Oppose Re-Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What One of Them Has to Say.

A Traverse City mom shares her abortion story and why she supports abortion rights. She’s one of the 60% of Michigan voters who oppose re-criminalizing abortion and among the 58% think that abortion should be legal under most circumstances.

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Explainer: Key Terms to Know Amid Michigan’s Battle for Abortions Rights 

As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ve assembled the following glossary to help readers better understand the situation at play.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a bipartisan child care package into law on June 23, 2022.  (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Legislation to Expand Child Care Opportunities in Michigan

A package of bipartisan legislation signed last week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to increase parents’ access to child care and cut through some of the red tape that providers have been forced to navigate while nearly half of all Michigan families live in a child care desert.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
Misinformation Spreads Amid Legal Battle for Abortion Rights

Citing “confusion” over the legality abortions in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in—and quickly.

Source: Together West Michigan
What Happens When 20 Local Orgs Team Up to Improve Justice and Equity in Their Region? Find Out Tomorrow

The organization, led by everyday citizens who directly experience the problems they seek to improve, will invite the public to join their movement for justice and equity during the meeting, and will ask public officials in attendance to make a pledge of active partnership. The public is invited to attend all parts of this event.

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
‘I Don’t F-Ing Care That They Have Weapons’: 10 Shocking Takeaways From Tuesday’s Wild Jan 6. Hearing

“You know, I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Take the f-ing mags away,” Trump said on Jan. 6, according to aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. 

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
JAN. 6 HEARING: Trump Thought Pence ‘Deserves’ Hanging; Assaulted Secret Service to Get to Capitol

Explosive testimony from a White House aide shows Trump encouraged violence from crowd he knew was armed

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A Look at the Petition to Guarantee Abortion Rights for Michiganders

While court battles wage over the future of abortion access, a petition could put that right to a majority vote of the people.