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Title IX 50 Years Later

In June 1972, I’d completed my junior year at Pershing High School in Detroit, heading toward senior status. Even though I’d played competitive golf...
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Michigan’s 2022 Election Results

On Nov. 8, 2022, of Michiganders exercised their civic duty at the polls, and 24 hours later, the projected results of Michigan’s 2022 election...

The Wild, Weird Political Misadventures of James Craig

On a damp Wednesday in mid-August, former Detroit Police Chief James Craig waits for me alone at a large window table in the back of...

Kyra Harris Bolden Talks Michigan’s Supreme Court Race and Motherhood on the Campaign Trail

When State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden, a candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court, is not out making history on the campaign trail, she is...

Acts of Service: How Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence is Giving Back to the Community

Among Michigan's (mostly) lily-white congressional delegation, U.S. House Rep. Brenda Lawrence stands out as the state’s only Black federal legislator. She made Southfield history...

Gov. Whitmer to Hour Following Kidnapping Plot Arrests: ‘Trump’s Actions About Michigan’ Played Role...

Two months after arrests were made in the plot to kidnap the governor, Whitmer spoke to Hour Detroit about why it happened and who was to blame
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Gov. Whitmer Speaks Up on Guilty Kidnapping Plot Verdict

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a statement Aug. 23 regarding two men who were found guilty of plotting to kidnap her.

Exclusive: Ex-Chief Craig: “I’m not supporting Tudor Dixon”

One-time GOP poll leader criticizes her campaign and rigid anti-abortion views
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4 Takeaways from the Michigan Primary Election

The election produced a landmark field of candidates for the fall
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Michigan Primary Election Primer: Who Will Take on Whitmer?

Redistricting and the GOP split have left questions looming over August's biggest races
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Michigan Politicians and Leaders React to Overturn of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court reversed the landmark decision on Friday morning
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Reversal of Roe v. Wade Could Revive Michigan’s 176-Year-old Abortion Ban

The ban would reopen the doors for the criminal prosecution of patients and doctors involved in terminating a pregnancy

Metro Detroit Native Kimberly Atkins Stohr on Going from Law to MSNBC

The legal pundit talks her Midwest roots, John Conyers, Barbara McQuade, and more
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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Gears up for a Reelection Fight

She says the 2022 election may determine the fate of democracy itself
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2022 Hour Detroiters: Barb McQuade Is Conducting a Surprising Second Act

The former U.S. Attorney, who makes our annual list of people making Motown a better place, has gone from the Underwear Bomber trial to MSNBC fame to podcast stardom

2022 Hour Detroiters: Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud is a Groundbreaker

The 31-year-old — who is part of our annual list of people who are making Motown a better place — is elected the first Muslim and Arab mayor of the metro Detroit city

2022 Hour Detroiters: Mayor Mike Duggan Has a Grip on the Motor City

The Detroit mayor is among the 13 locals to make our annual list of people who are making Motown a better place
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Livonia’s Chris Meagher on Life as White House Deputy Press Secretary

The Detroit Catholic Central and Michigan State University alum talks with us from the lawn of the White House
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Book Review: ‘Justice and Faith: The Frank Murphy Story’ by Greg Zipes

A thorough recounting of Michigan legal giant Frank Murphy’s life is packed with great detail but lacks a compelling narrative