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Nation Sep 21UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states
Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It’s a union they long have aligned with politically.
Nation Sep 04Michigan moves to become 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered the state health department to issue emergency rules that will prohibit the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products.
Nation Aug 12Michigan State’s deal with feds outlines steps to prevent sexual assaults
The deal will resolve a federal civil-rights investigation into Larry Nassar's abuse of young gymnasts and other athletes under the guise of medical treatment.
Education May 28Michigan State chooses new president after sexual abuse scandal
Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University in New York for nearly a decade, was named as the next president of Michigan State University.
Politics Apr 25Judges order Michigan to redraw congressional and legislative maps
"Their primary goal was to draw maps that advantaged Republicans, disadvantaged Democrats, and ensured that Republicans could enjoy durable majorities in Michigan's congressional delegation and in both chambers of the Michigan legislature for the entire decade," the judges wrote.
Nation Jan 17Michigan State interim president ousted in wake of Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal
Michigan State University's Board of Trustees said Thursday that interim president John Engler's resignation is effective immediately.
Nation Nov 20Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police about Larry Nassar
Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to state police during a probe of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse — the fourth person other than the imprisoned ex-campus sports doctor to face criminal charges related to the scandal.
Politics Nov 18GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors’ power
With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in Michigan, Wisconsin and North Carolina are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken Democratic lawmakers and advance their own conservative agendas.
Politics Oct 09Pot legalization advocates seek foothold in Midwest states
Backers of broad marijuana legalization are looking to break through a geographic barrier in November and get their first foothold in the Midwest after a string of election victories in Northeastern and Western states.
Politics Sep 23Many states’ governor’s races become proxy battle over Trump
It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling…