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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Lowell Road Bridge in Clinton County.
10 Questions Michiganders Are Asking About Fixing the Damn Roads

Where is Gov. Whitmer on her promise to fix the roads, and how far did that marijuana tax revenue even go? We explain what everyone is wondering about Michigan’s biggest dilemma.

Red pushpin pointing to Detroit city in more than fifty years old map
Michigan Lost an Electoral Vote. It Could Lose More than That if GOP Plans Pass.

If Republicans want to make every vote truly equal, it's time for them to support the end of the Electoral College.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Why Calling Michigan’s Leaders ‘Witches’ Is the Perfect Summary of Modern Sexism

In response to the latest in a long line of misogynist scandals in the Legislature, a group called Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy is protesting at the Capitol Wednesday.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
A Ticking Time Bomb: How the Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Disaster Would Happen

Just six miles from Mackinac Island is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

Wolves Are Finally off the Endangered List. Will Michigan Start Shooting Them Now?

Republicans are experiencing the Little Red Riding Hood effect and Michigan’s grey wolves are paying the price.

Republican-led Michigan Legislature's Speaker Lee Chatfield
Kalamazoo Refuses to Work With Business Group Over Homophobic CEO Hire

This organization hired an anti-LGBTQ former politician as CEO. Kalamazooians aren't having it.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan Republicans Have Held Back COVID Relief for Two Weeks

Money to help smooth vaccine distribution, keep Michiganders in homes, and help schools during the pandemic is waiting in Lansing. Republicans won't spend it.