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When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther. "You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It will get a lot busier at Michigan's state Capitol after the Labor Day weekend. State lawmakers will return to Lansing for full sessions after what was a relatively slow summer. The House and Senate both have sessions...
Tags: Justice System, Labor Day, Republican Party
BOYNE CITY — Brenda Lamb and Jon Archambault want their little dog back, but that’s not going to happen. One month ago, a neighbor’s bluetick coonhound escaped its fenced yard, came onto their property and killed their 10-pound...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature have started another attempt to block the offering of taxpayer-paid health insurance to domestic partners living with public employees. The House passed legislation by a 64-44,...
Michigan legislators are once again spinning their wheels and attempting to build a program without a solid foundation. According to the Associated Press, Republicans in the Michigan Legislature are preparing another attempt to block taxpayer-paid health...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature is working to pass a state-level ban on a procedure that opponents call "partial-birth" abortion. A proposal to put the ban in state law passed the Senate by a 29-8 vote Wednesday. The...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Recall petition language targeting two Democrats in the Michigan House has been approved as clear by local election boards. Democrats say the petition language targeting Reps. Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield and Jim Townsend...
Tags: Democratic Party
Before the Michigan Legislature is a sweeping reforms bill which would change how auto insurance coverage is provided in our state. Unfortunately, that change appears to come at the expense of Michigan motor vehicle accident victims, offering up mediocre...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There are no full sessions of the House or Senate planned for this week in the Michigan Legislature as lawmakers continue a relatively light summer meeting schedule. Only two committees are scheduled to meet at the Capitol. A...
Tags: Laws, Politics, Michigan, Elections, Crime, Law and Justice
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's been Michigan's not-so-well-kept summer secret for years. Some Michigan residents make annual pre-Fourth of July treks into neighboring states to buy more powerful consumer fireworks that are illegal at home. Those...
Tags: Business, Sales, Laws, Politics, Executive Branch
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans in the Michigan Legislature may make another attempt to block the offering of taxpayer-paid health insurance to domestic partners or other unrelated adults living with public employees. Legislation debated in a...
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