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What’s Being Done About Racial, Ethnic Disparities Found in MSP Traffic Stops

“Michiganders deserve unbiased policing, transparency, and accountability from their state police, and that’s what they’re going to get,” said MSP Director Col. Joe Gasper. 

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The Top 6 Michigan Secretary of State Features We’re Actually Excited About

Government services can be dull news, but shorter lines and online services are positive notes worth sharing.

Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Dec. 1, 2021.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
‘Thoughts and Love and Prayers Don’t go far Enough’: What Hasn’t Changed Since Oxford HS Shooting

From wearing clear backpacks to having their social media monitored, Oxford High School students have had to bear the brunt of changes following a shooting at their school. Meanwhile, Michigan Democrats are working to bring change to keep everyone safe. 

One year ago this week, hundreds of violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol, seeking to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Their effort failed, but not before they brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
6 Questions We Asked a Michigan Political Scientist on the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Insurrection

“This was the most serious assault on our democracy and our democratic institutions that we have witnessed maybe since the War of 1812," said Michael Traugott, a research professor at the University of Michigan.

Insurrectionists breached the Capitol building, brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
‘Do Not Call This a Riot, It Was an Insurrection’: Michiganders Look Back on the US Capitol Attack

One year ago, armed insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol building in an attack that left five dead. Here’s how four Michiganders experienced that day.

How an Indigenous Leader Is Representing Michigan Tribes in Washington DC

A former Michigan tribal chairperson is now leading Indigenous affairs issues federally, from land preservation to boarding schools. But he hasn't forgotten his roots.

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, people carry signs supporting voting rights and former Vice President Joe Biden, during a "Souls to the Polls" march in Model City, Miami. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
A Loophole in Michigan Lets Laws Get Passed Without Checks and Balances

Passing a law in Michigan in 2021 looks less like Schoolhouse Rock and more like schoolyard drama thanks to a loophole in our Constitution.