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carl levin

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
Capitol Riot

A Journalist from Wyandotte Talks Documenting the Capitol Riot

Brendan Gutenschwager scored some of the most-viewed footage from the insurrection
Jennifer Granholm

Who From Michigan Is In and Who’s Out as Bidenites Replace Trumpers

A new presidency means Michiganders are heading to D.C. — or coming home
Kwame Kilpatrick

Clemency for Kwame, Confusion for All

Why’d Trump take pity on the disgraced mayor of a city he reviles?
Heidi Przybyla

Correspondent Heidi Przybyla Brings Her Midwest Perspective To NBC News

The Dearborn Heights native talks about her blue-collar upbringing and how covering presidential races has changed

The Surreal Life of Gretchen Whitmer

A pandemic. An SNL parody. A kidnapping plot. And mean tweets from the president. Did anyone have a more bizarre and intense 2020 than 'the woman in Michigan'?
Wendy Caldwell-Liddell

Community Organizer Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is Boosting Detroit Voter Turnout

The co-founder of Mobilize Detroit makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region
Conrad Mallett Jr.

Detroit Deputy Mayor Conrad Mallett on His Career in Public Service

The former Michigan Supreme Court justice makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region

Oakland County’s Dave Coulter on LGBTQ Representation and Regional Cooperation

He talks with Hour Detroit about how there's still work to do
trumpism

Essay: The Long-Term Price of Trumpism Will Devastate the GOP

Jeff Timmer, the former head of Michigan’s GOP, diagnoses the ailments he believes will doom his beloved party
political predictions

2021 Political Predictions: 8 Burning Questions Answered

Will Mike Duggan be reelected? Will Gov. Whitmer’s poll numbers stay high? What will become of twice-failed candidate John James? Our panel of pundits takes a crack at forecasting how these and other questions will pan out in the year ahead.
2020 election michigan

Your 2020 Election Breakdown

Presidential, senate, and local races: what we know, and what we don’t
election day activities

Detroit Pistons to Host Election Day Activities

The team is encouraging locals to get out and vote
Elissa Slotkin

Democrats Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens Take Different Paths to 2020 Reelection

Incumbency times two: a case study in contrasts
third-party voting

Local Researchers Examine How Personality Traits Lead to Third-party Voting

Plus, other Michigan researchers explore what words define the 2020 election and the role of party identification
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

13 Charged in Plot to Kidnap Whitmer

“Hatred, bigotry, and violence have no place in the great state of Michigan,” governor says

6 Burning Questions Heading Into the Election

Will Rashida Tlaib endorse Biden? Will a third-party candidate spoil anything? Here’s what we’re wondering ahead of Nov. 3.

How Trump and Biden Compare on Key Michigan Issues

Trump vs. Biden is this fall’s main event. Here's your election breakdown.
john james

John James Runs a Cautious Race Versus Gary Peters

For someone hoping to flip a Michigan seat to red, the GOP Senate hopeful is running an awfully low-profile campaign
alex halderman

Is Your Vote Secure in Michigan? Cybersecurity Expert Alex Halderman is Cautiously Optimistic

The notoriously pessimistic University of Michigan computer security expert says there’s a lot of positive things happening in the state

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