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About 50 people gathered at the Fleming Administration Building Saturday afternoon for a rally organized by the University of Michigan’s chapter of Students for Life.

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In an effort to fund the restructuring of Michigan’s deteriorating roads and bridges, a new state tax on gasoline will place Michigan in the nation’s top five for highest gas tax rates. There have been mixed reactions, however, since the implementation of the tax.

The Michigan Senate and House have collectively introduced three new bills that support sexual assault victims.

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Dozens of pro-choice and pro-life activists protested in front of the Planned Parenthood location on West Stadium on Saturday morning.

Early Saturday morning approximately 30 abortion opponents from throughout Michigan were met with an overwhelming number of about 400 abortion rights advocates, mostly from Ann Arbor, chanting, “My body, my choice” along the sidewalks in front of west Ann Arbor’s Planned Parenthood.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote Tuesday.

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A group called Academic United — No to Visa and Immigration Ban: U Michigan leads a protest on the Diag in response to racist and anti-Semitic emails on Thursday.

Over 100 students and faculty members congregated on the Diag on Thursday to rally against President Donald Trump’s recent ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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New legislation was introduced last week in the Michigan state Senate to remove the sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

U.S. Senate Democrats are intending to hold the Senate floor for 24 hours in protest of the nomination of Betsy DeVos, Michigan native and education activist, for secretary of education. The final vote is expected to take place at noon on Tuesday.

The Democratic National Committee held its third “Future Forum” at Wayne State University to introduce local Democrats to the candidates running for leadership offices at the national level on Saturday.

DETROIT — The Democratic National Committee held its third “Future Forum” at Wayne State University to introduce local Democrats to the candidates running for leadership offices at the national level.

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced a new partnership Wednesday afternoon with Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program, to provide free individual tutoring for Michigan residents who are overdue on their federal student loans.

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced a new partnership Wednesday afternoon with Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program, to provide free individual tutoring for Mic