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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
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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
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?

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