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A Toyota Motor Corp.'s new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle Mirai arrives at a charge station near Toyota's showroom on Nov. 17, 2014, in Tokyo.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Michigan Joins Midwest Partnership to Back Hydrogen as Clean Energy Source

Michigan has joined six other Midwestern states in teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean-energy alternative for automobiles and factories that rely largely on climate-warming fossil fuels, governors said Monday.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Biden Administration Awards Grant to Tear Down Divisive Detroit Highway

A plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, and the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon supports banning abortion care in Michigan—a scenario that could become much closer to reality if Republicans are elected to Congress in November. (Kyle Kaminski/'Gander Newsroom)
Proposed National Abortion Ban Highlights Future of Reproductive Freedom Under GOP Leadership

Recently proposed legislation makes clear that Republican lawmakers—including those from Michigan—would curtail reproductive freedoms if they take control of Congress. And for voters, that means the future of abortion care will be decided at the polls in November.

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True or False: Common Claims About Inflation in Michigan

Inflation is still hovering at a 40-year high. Will the Inflation Reduction Act or student loan forgiveness make a difference in Michigan?

Political tensions have spiked in Michigan. (Steven_Kriemadis from Getty Images Signature via Canva)
What Gets Done When Your Governor’s a Democrat and the State Legislature is Republican?

Over the last few years, a hyper-partisan political climate led by Republican lawmakers in Lansing has helped to transform even common-sense proposals into a tightrope walk down a political minefield.

President Joe Biden speaks during an announcement related to small businesses at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Enough Bad News: Five Ways Politicians Are Actually Helping Michigan Families

Here are five new laws the Democratic-led House and Senate have passed under Biden that deliver the goods for Michiganders.

Millions of Michiganders are waiting on news of student loan forgiveness.
Voters Want Student Debt Erased—But Many Michiganders Don’t Have to Wait

Some Michigan graduates don’t have to wait on the White House to start seeing their student loans erased.