Stories tagged: "law"


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.

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‘Wyatt’s Law’ Will Create a Statewide Child Abuse Registry to Protect Michigan’s Kids

"Had there been a searchable registry for convicted child abusers, I know this would have never happened to Wyatt," his mother, Erica Hammel said.

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A Ray of Transparency: Michigan Takes Baby Steps Toward More Open Government

Michigan gets an F for transparency, experts say. A new order from the governor will improve openness, but the state still has a ways to go.

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Michigan to Receive ‘Crucial’ Funds to Fight Opioids

Every year, more Michigan residents die from opioids than car crashes. Now, a historic court settlement could help communities save lives.

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‘It’s Like Reading a Good Book’: Michigan Congresswoman Reflects on Legendary Career

Rep. Brenda Lawrence has decided to step down at the end of her term. But her career, from the Postal Service to Congress, won't soon be forgotten.

Bellaire, Michigan, USA - October 22, 2021: The Historic Antrim County Courthouse
‘It Needs to Be Fair’: Why a Michigan Prosecutor Rejected Rudy Giuliani’s Request to Turn Over Voting Machines

A Republican prosecutor in Antrim County said Trump’s team asked him to turn over voting machines. He declined because that's illegal. 

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From Odd Crimes to Haunted Houses: 11 Michigan Fun Facts You Won’t Forget

Did you know that Michigan was once in Central Time, or that its capital city had an inauspicious founding?