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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
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Top Election-law Conservative Brad A. Smith on Campaign Spending Limits

The Downriver native is the former chair of the Federal Election Commission

Inside the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Unit That’s Exonerated 30 Innocent Convicts In 3 Years

Is Detroit law enforcement especially troubled or is the county just being more honest about miscarriages of justice than other counties across the country?
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Michigan Leaders Recall What They Felt on 9/11

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, and more reflect as the 20th anniversary of the tragic day arrives
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Your Primer on 5 Local Mayoral Races

Voters winnow down fields for mayor in several cities in the Aug. 3 primary. The marquee race is a test of Mike Duggan’s longevity.

Dallas’ First Female Police Chief, Reneé Hall, on Maybe Succeeding Chief Craig

The ex-Detroit cop also talks about late Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and Black Lives Matter protests
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How the Prolonged Border Closure is Affecting Michiganders & Canadians

The unprecedented shutdown has left folks on both sides frustrated, angry, and confused
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Local LGBTQ Elected Officials Talk Nondiscrimination Laws, Visibility, & More

More than a dozen metro Detroit leaders joined our historic virtual summit. They had a lot to celebrate.

Will More Michigan Cities Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms?

Ann Arbor (of course) was the first city in the state to do so — but likely not the last

Cecilia Muñoz on Obama Immigration Policy, the Biden Transition, & More

The Detroit-born Latinx rights activist was the longest-serving director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
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The Founder and Editor of ‘The Fifth Estate’ on the Paper’s Original Purpose

Peter Werbe and Harvey Ovshinsky, who both recently released their first books, spar amiably
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Carl Levin Isn’t Giving Up on American Democracy

In his new memoir, Michigan's six-term senator stresses the need for cooperation and self-sacrifice in modern politics