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Michigan Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the Gretchen Whitmer rally in Rackham Auditorium Friday evening.

With less than three weeks until midterm elections, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is teaming up with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to garner support. 

The project is set to take seven to 10 years to complete and cost $350 million to $500 million.

On Oct. 3, the Michigan state government and Enbridge, a Canadian energy transportation company, announced a plan to replace the twin Line 5 oil pipelines that run through the Straits of Mackinac, a major waterway that connects Lakes Michigan and Huron.

 Campus voting initiatives at the University of Michigan are focused on ensuring students are educated about candidates and prepared to vote in the election.

After Michigan’s voter registration deadline passed on Tuesday, campus voting initiatives at the University of Michigan, such as the Big Ten Voting Challenge and Buses to Ballots, are switching gears to ensure students are educated about the candidates and prepared to vote on Nov. 6.

Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood President, visits the University to share her support of Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, an event organized by the College Democrats, at the Dana building Wednesday evening.

University of Michigan students gathered to hear former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards speak Wednesday evening about her experience as an activist and organizer as well as her advice on how to mobilize Democratic voters.

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer released her health care proposal which included a provision to raise the statewide legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21, an issue that has seen bipartisan support on the University of Michigan.

Sharon Dolente, voting rights strategist of the ACLU of Michigan, discusses electoral reforms that are on the Michigan general election ballot during a panel lecture at the Ford School Monday afternoon.

The Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan hosted a panel featuring leading figures in current electoral reform, bringing together nearly 100 students and community members for a discussion on the future of Michigan’s electoral system and midterm proposals on Monday. 

Protestors march chanting pro-survivor and anti-Kavanaugh slogans at the Stand with Survivors rally against the Kavanaugh confirmation originating on the Diag Thursday, October 4th.

Following weeks of protests, rallies and hearings regarding allegations of past sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court.

At least 20 people were detained Tuesday in Detroit during the Fight for $15 rally, during which hundreds of employees, activists and leaders marched for union rights for fast food workers.

This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Proposal 2, a citizen-initiated proposition to move the power of creating legislative districts from the state House of Representatives to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit in October, 2017, just months before being elected as the Democratic candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial race.

Former President Barack Obama announced his support for Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer Monday afternoon.