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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.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses members of the media and Midland County residents during a press conference at the temporary shelter at the school, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Midland, Mich. Whitmer spoke of response efforts to severe flooding caused by dam failures upstream of the Tittabawassee River. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Gov. Whitmer?

He called her “bat-shit crazy” and she showed him just how far she could go. Take our Gov. Whitmer personality quiz and let us know how well you know Michigan’s leading lady.

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.