Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 8:43pm
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Following the Nov-6 midterm elections, legislative bodies across the country are in a lame-duck session: the three-month period after many incumbents are voted out of office, but before the newly elected officials assume their positions next year. Historically, both sides of the aisle use this time to push last minute legislation in favor of their own party’s agenda before the change in power halts their efforts.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 6:39pm
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Last week, our very own Michigan-born Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, decided to make sexual assault investigations even harder to prosecute through new Title IX rules. In an overhaul of campus sexual assault rules, DeVos reduced the liability of colleges and universities investigating sexual misconduct claims and increased the due process rights of the defendant.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
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This week, three University of Michigan counseling offices announced a new joint campaign to increase awareness of and access to mental health services for students, faculty and staff. The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office and Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience now provide counseling to the majority of the campus community free of cost.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:16pm
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No matter how you slice it, the 2018 midterm elections were historic. The next Congress will include the most women ever elected to the House of Representatives and the Senate, including the first two Muslim-American congresswomen.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:16pm
Jordan Acker and Paul Brown at the Regents forum at Palmer Commons

The University of Michigan Board of Regents, a group of eight state-elected members who have general supervision of the University and its endowment, has two seats up for election this Tuesday. Incumbent candidates Regent Andrea Fischer Newman (R) and Regent Andrew Richner (R) face stiff competition from Democratic candidates Jordan Acker (D) and Paul Brown (D).

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:07pm
The Michigan Daily Editorial Board’s sample ballot

Our generation has often been criticized for being vocal about issues yet failing to show up when our voices can affect real change — at the polls.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:03pm
Gretchen Whitmer at the Cass Tech Democratic rally

With term limits keeping Gov. Rick Snyder from running for a third term, the people of Michigan have a chance to choose a new direction for the state’s top office. Candidates Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette provide starkly different visions for the future of the state. Whitmer, a former prosecutor and state Senate minority leader has committed to “fix the damn roads,” while Schuette, the current state Attorney General, has channeled President Donald Trump with his “It’s time to win again” slogan.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 7:17pm
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Look at a map of the political districts in Michigan and you’ll find some irregular shapes, such as the skinny, corkscrew-shaped Fourth state Senate District or the 76th state House District, which wraps around Grand Rapids. Gerrymandering in Michigan has been cited as being be among the nation’s worst, but this year voters have a chance to voice their opinions on the issue.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:17pm
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In the upcoming midterm elections, The Michigan Daily is endorsing Debbie Stabenow for U.S. Senate and Debbie Dingell for U.S. House of Representatives. The Debbie duo has been working tirelessly to take care of all their citizens, from families, to students, to immigrants, to workers. The two have also worked to protect the Michigan economy and what it has been founded on: the Great Lakes.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:57pm
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In the coming weeks, Michigan will vote on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. Between increased tax revenue, the birth of a new industry in the private sector and falling arrest rates, legalization of marijuana in Michigan would be extremely lucrative to the statewide economy. Michigan is currently one of 30 states that allows marijuana use for medical purposes, but a “yes” vote on Proposal 1 this November would legalize recreational use, while a “no” vote would continue to only allow medical access to marijuana.