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FILE - In this file image from a Zoom meeting provided by the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous holds a rifle at his home during a county commissioners meeting Jan. 20, 2021, in Michigan. Clous displayed the rifle during the online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing backlash from some local residents. (Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners via AP, File)
Chaos Hits Traverse City After Commissioner Flashes Gun During County Meeting

He called a hate group “decent guys” and his latest public stunt with a rifle has the Traverse City community calling for his resignation.

Rep. Anthony, consultant Alisa Parker, Rep Bolden and Sen. Geiss.
Michigan’s BIPOC Leaders Call Out Republican Inaction on Racist Intimidation

Republican leaders have excused groups who have used racist symbolism while attacking the state capitol. Women of color won't let that slide.

Graphic by Denzel Boyd.
Meet MI Leaders: How Abraham Aiyash Fights for Clean Air and Water in Metro Detroit

Rep. Abraham Aiyash is continuing the legacy of a dear friend by advocating for environmental justice in Hamtramck.

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
He Was Unfairly Arrested. Here’s What He Has to Say About Police Reform.

A Springfield father was arrested in front of his children while collecting signatures to form a tenants' association. “It was very traumatizing," he said.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
GOP Tries to Force Whitmer to End Pandemic Protections in ‘Cruel and Reckless’ Move

In order to pressure Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to end her pandemic protections, Michigan Republicans have stalled coronavirus aid.

Meet MI Leaders: Kyra Bolden Speaks Boldly on Race, Gender, and Age

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden's willingness to speak frankly and honestly about uncomfortable issues has earned her cheers from both sides of the aisle.

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.