Watch Live: White House, Congress Mark One Year Since a Pro-Trump Mob Stormed the U.S. Capitol

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and congressional Democrats commemorate the one-year anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of then-President Trump stormed the building after a rally at the White House to protest the 2020 election certification.   Trusted, accurate, up-to-date.   WDET strives to make our journalism accessible to..

Rep. Brenda Lawrence’s Retirement Announcement Shakes Up Michigan Congressional Races

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan’s only Black member of Congress, will not seek re-election, and her retirement announcement has shaken up the races for the 12th and 13th Congressional Districts.  In a video statement posted Tuesday night, Lawrence says she knows her retirement from Congress will leave a void in African American representation in the state.  “It is not lost on me that I'm currently the only Black member of..

Rep. Debbie Dingell Discusses Leaving Dearborn, Build Back Better and the Future of Our Democracy

After many decades of having a “Dingell” represent Dearborn, the city will have a new congressional representative. Michigan’s independent commission has officially re-written its political maps, which will soon cause a shift in political representation. “The vote we have is the fundamental foundation of our democracy and people are trying to undermine people’s confidence in that. You..

The Biggest Political Blunders of 2021 in Michigan

It’s a wrap on 2021, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still look back at some of the highs and lows of last year. As part of the weekly series MichMash, WDET’s Jake Neher and Slate’s Cheyna Roth focus on the blunders of 2021 with Gongwer Michigan's Jordyn Hermani. Hermani, Gongwer's state House reporter, took on an interesting..

Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to Begin Voting on New Legislative Maps

The first iteration of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was bound to have some hiccups. It’s difficult enough redrawing heavily gerrymandered state legislative districts, but then bad advice by the commission’s legal team led to a 90-minute closed door session and a lawsuit taken to the Michigan Supreme Court.   On Tuesday, the state’s new redistricting commission will start the process of voting..