Like in other Midwestern states, Michigan Republicans reversed gains made by Democrats just two years ago, but labor activists here say they have lived to fight another day.
With the first debate over between incumbent Democrat Gary Peters and his Republican and tea party backed challenger Andrew (Rocky) Raczkowski, voters have real reason for concern.
The Republican candidate for governor is "proud" of his record of outsourcing as a Gateway Computers executive and his ultra-rich running mate wants to privatize Social Security.
Representative John D. Dingell put the question directly. "Republicans talk about taking the country back and I want to ask, back to what? Bush? Hoover? 1900? Louis XIII?"
The company that owns a ruptured pipeline that has spilled more than 1 million gallons of oil into Southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River was cited at least 30 times for safety violations.
EASTPOINTE, Mich. - Last week, African American families here received letters threatening death if they did not leave the city, but people of goodwill are taking action.
CHICAGO - Rumors that a plan to privatize this city's drinking water is in the pipeline have residents alarmed.
Despite claims coal energy is cheaper than green energy, Consumers Energy wants to impose an 8.5 percent rate hike to pay for a new coal-fired plant in Michigan.
Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.
The Texas Supreme Court's ruling is part of a national trend to restrict public information.