Stories tagged: "politics"

FILE - Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022, following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Judge Elizabeth Gleicher, of the Court of Claims, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, struck down Michigan's 1931 anti-abortion law, months after suspending it. Judge Gleicher said the law, long dormant before U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, violates the Michigan Constitution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Why your grandma protests

Michigan grandma Sharon Kourous shares why the loss of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy is driving her to protest.

What the 2024 Republican candidates are saying about abortion bans

The Republican presidential primary field is full of anti-abortion candidates, but amid massive electoral backlash to abortion bans, some candidates are attempting to backpedal or soften their stances on the campaign trail, or ignore the issue altogether.

An empty hallway is shown at David Ellis Academy in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
Michigan Charter Schools Face Scrutiny After Taking Billions in Public Funds

More than 80% of Michigan’s charter schools are operated by for-profit management firms, which aren’t subject to Michigan’s open records laws, meaning there’s little transparency about how they spend public dollars. Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) hopes to change that.

United Auto Workers union members and Jeep workers Sheri Fisher and Mark Zydel hold up signs to traffic during a strike for improved compensation outside of the Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio. (Phillip L. Kaplan /The Blade via AP)
Autoworkers Strikes Spread to Lansing as More Workers Join Picket Line

The United Auto Workers union says its two-week strike against Detroit automakers will spread to 7,000 more workers at a General Motors assembly factory near Lansing and a Ford plant in Chicago.

Michael King, a Grand Valley State University and Michigan League of Conservation Voters organizer outlines the importance of youth action to fight climate change. (Michigan Advance/Kyle Davidson)
Advocates Rally for Clean Energy as Lawmakers Continue to Tweak Legislation

Students, lawmakers and environmental activists from across the state gathered Tuesday on the Capitol steps, calling for climate action, environmental justice and clean energy policy. 

“Enbridge eviction” celebration at McGulpin Point Lighthouse (Michigan Advance/Laina G. Stebbins)
Nessel Draws Broad Support From Tribal Nations in Line 5 Lawsuit

A coalition of tribal nations from across the Midwest and Canada on Monday submitted a brief supporting Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s argument to move her lawsuit to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipelines back to state court. 

James Craig, a former Detroit police chief, announces he is a Republican candidate for governor of Michigan, on Sept. 14, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Ex-Detroit Police Chief James Craig to Join GOP Primary for US Senate

Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who was a leading GOP candidate for governor last year before fraudulent signatures on his paperwork derailed his campaign, is planning to enter the race for Michigan's US Senate seat, according to two people familiar with the matter.