The "Field of Flags" is pictured on the National Mall as the US Capitol Building is prepared for the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office January 20, 2021.
‘History Being Made’: Michigan Reacts to the Biden-Harris Inauguration

A new chapter in American history began Wednesday, Jan. 20, and watching that new beginning brought Michiganders to tears.

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.
A Michigander’s Guide to President Biden’s First 100 Days

President Joe Biden has a lot of priorities for his first 100 days in office, from vaccinating 100 million Americans to the Equality Act. We show how five of those will impact Michigan.

Rep. Matt Maddock (R-Milford) attends the State of the State address in 2020.
Far-Right Conspiracy Group ‘Milford Conservatives Matter’ Includes State Rep. Maddock

Michigan Democrats want to censure and investigate Rep. Maddock, while the calls for his expulsion from the Legislature continue to mount.

Graphic by Denzel Boyd.
Meet MI Leaders: How Rosemary Bayer Went From Computer Scientist to State Senator

Informed by her career as a technologist, state Sen. Rosemary Bayer legislates with a look toward the future on issues from the environment to education.

A researcher at Aalborg University looks at samples from behind a safety screen during the screening and analysis of all positive Danish coronavirus samples for the virus variant cluster B117 from the United Kingdom, in Aalborg, Denmark on January 15, 2021, during the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. - The B117 coronavirus strain, which emerged in Britain late last year, has been shown to be between 40 and 70 percent more contagious than variants which have spread previously.
Michigan Needs More Vaccines to Fight New Coronavirus Variants

As it became clear the assistance states counted on from the federal government weren’t coming, Michigan diagnosed its first case of the more infectious B.1.1.7 strain of COVID.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist opens the states Electoral College session at the state Capitol, December 14, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. - Joe Biden's US election victory was set for formal confirmation by the Electoral College, further closing the door on angry efforts by President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 vote.
Here’s How Michigan Could Help End the Electoral College

An archaic system that has for centuries held back true democracy in the United States has now fueled violence in the halls of the Capitol itself.

Reps Bergman, McClain and Walberg
Three Michigan Reps Have Blood on Their Hands From Their Votes to Overturn Election Results

As the dust settled on Capitol Hill, three Michigan Republicans voted to reject the election results—including their own victories.