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Frank Murphy

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?
9/11 Tribute in Light

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
detroit mayoral race

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
border closure

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
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