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Michigan Loses a Legend: Carl Levin Dies at 87

As the longest-serving senator to represent Michigan, Carl Levin touched countless lives across generations. Michiganders share their stories after his passing July 29.

The facts about Shiawassee County's hazard pay scandal
Explained: How COVID Relief Got Used as County Commissioner Bonuses in Michigan

Shiawassee County's culture of backroom dealing laid the groundwork for its latest scandal— county commissioners giving themselves "hazard pay" for working during the pandemic.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Whitmer Goes to Washington to Share Expertise in Crises With White House

From extreme polar weather to a 500 year flood and the pandemic, Michigan’s leader has built a reputation for helping communities through a crisis.

Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Port Huron) addresses voters in Marysville, Michigan during a March constituent event.
The Top Three Times Rep. Lisa McClain’s Actions Spoke Louder than Her Words

The Michigander that represents the Thumb in Congress has a habit of not walking the walk when it comes to the far-right positions she promotes.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is interviewed during a campaign stop, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Being in The Room Where it Happens: 7 Facts You Might Not Know about Sen. Stabenow

From the glass ceilings she shattered to her cameo in a summer blockbuster, Sen. Debbie Stabenow is more than her political accomplishments.

Alphonso Amose and Lisa McClain
Black Rural Michiganders Struggle to Be Heard by Rep. Lisa McClain

Despite passing up multiple chances to speak to constituents of color, Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Port Huron) blamed a vote in D.C. for her lack of outreach.

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.