FILE - In this file image from a Zoom meeting provided by the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous holds a rifle at his home during a county commissioners meeting Jan. 20, 2021, in Michigan. Clous displayed the rifle during the online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing backlash from some local residents. (Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners via AP, File)
Chaos Hits Traverse City After Commissioner Flashes Gun During County Meeting

He called a hate group “decent guys” and his latest public stunt with a rifle has the Traverse City community calling for his resignation.

Teesha Montague works at Huron View Provisioning in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.  The first year of state-licensed recreational marijuana sales in Michigan saw $511 million of sales in recreational and $474 million in medical sales, generating over $100 million in tax revenue, but the state also found that the industry drastically failed to attract minority business owners.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Recreational Pot Is Big Business for Michiganders—as Long as They’re White

They paid the price in the war on drugs. Now they are left out of Michigan’s booming marijuana industry.

Pro-immigration protesters march down Woodward Ave to Grand Circus Park in July 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, before a Democratic primary debate taking place at the nearby Fox Theatre. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY /AFP via Getty Images)
After Three Years, Immigrant Woman Can Finally Leave Michigan Church

The woman took sanctuary at a Kalamazoo church during the Trump administration, which implemented a host of anti-immigration policies.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
GOP Tries to Force Whitmer to End Pandemic Protections in ‘Cruel and Reckless’ Move

In order to pressure Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to end her pandemic protections, Michigan Republicans have stalled coronavirus aid.

Arthur Jemison, Primary Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning & Development — US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Detroit Official Tapped for Role in Biden Administration

After working in housing, planning and development for the state’s largest city, Arthur Jemison will lend his expertise to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
How VP Kamala Harris Expands the Definition of Who Gets to Hold Power in American Politics

“Folks are going to have to adapt to her rather than her adapting to them."