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Dave Boucher

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Dave:

Whitmer subpoenaed to testify in Michigan case preventing abortion-related prosecutions

Whitmer sued county prosecutors in an effort to prevent them charging abortion providers. Now the prosecutors' attorney wants her to testify. → Read More

Michigan AG seeks special prosecutor for election probe into GOP AG candidate, others

While Nessel indicated there were ongoing investigations tied to efforts to undermine the 2020 election, documents show the probes may be nearly done. → Read More

Election 2022 in Michigan: Key races, issues to watch this November

Michiganders are set to choose the next leaders of their state this fall. Will the choose to keep Democrats in charge, or chart a new course? → Read More

Planned Parenthood asks Michigan Supreme Court to reverse lower court's abortion decision

This is another attempt to get the Michigan Supreme Court to answer a key question: does the state Constitution protect the right to an abortion? → Read More

Michigan judge extends order preventing criminal charges under abortion ban

The order provides ongoing access to legal abortion in Michigan, but that status remains on shaky and challenged ground. → Read More

Mallory McMorrow cruises to victory in metro Detroit state senate primary

The commanding win could bode well for Democrats in the fall, who can rely on McMorrow's fundraising process in races across the state. → Read More

Michigan's August primary election encounters small hiccups in a handful of communities

In one instance, the Michigan Secretary of State's Office stepped in to ask the county clerk to take over the job of the local clerk. → Read More

Threats force Michigan GOP to cancel Election Day event in Lansing, spokesman says

The Michigan Republican Party received multiple threats against staff members and its headquarters in Lansing, a spokesman told the Free Press. → Read More

Judge grants Whitmer request, blocks prosecutors from enforcing abortion ban

The emergency request comes hours after the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled a separate ban on enforcement did not apply to county prosecutors. → Read More

Michigan court ruling lets prosecutors file charges under 1931 abortion law, attorney says

The ruling means prosecutors could start immediately enforcing the 1931 law that criminalizes most abortions, said an attorney for the prosecutors. → Read More

Did the Michigan primary election sneak up on you? How to still register, vote

What to do if you forgot about Michigan's primary election but still want to vote → Read More

Michigan Supreme Court bans LGBTQ discrimination: What new ruling means

The ruling underscores civil rights protections for members of the LGBTQ community, but advocates say this is only the beginning of a larger fight. → Read More

Michigan judge won't step down from abortion case: Argument 'borders on frivolous'

Judge Gleicher again affirmed her ability to be impartial, a ruling that also means her order barring enforcement of an abortion ban remains intact. → Read More

Michigan Supreme Court: Law bans discrimination based on sexual orientation

The ruling is a landmark decision that determines state law already bans businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation. → Read More

Mallory McMorrow's rising star, Marshall Bullock's legislative record mark Democratic race

McMorrow is focused on using newly found attention and money to win a Democratic majority. Bullock highlights a record of working across the aisle. → Read More

Whitmer vetoes bills that 'politicize' science by banning research on cells from abortion

The move is the latest from Whitmer to nix any legislative efforts that may impact access to abortion in Michigan. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer announces more budget vetoes, mostly tied to curbs on abortion rights

A spokesman for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said some of the vetoed funding would support "fake women's health centers" that don't give full information. → Read More

6 metro Detroit projects to receive millions in new Michigan state budget

The projects are among dozens of others that received more than $1 billion in the budget approved Friday by state lawmakers. → Read More

Michigan Legislature approves bills criminalizing research on cells derived from abortion

Gov. Whitmer will likely veto the measures, the latest legislative efforts to regulate anything related to abortion in Michigan. → Read More

Whitmer, lawmakers agree to $76 billion budget deal — but not tax cuts yet

The budget includes billions for road projects, school safety and other priorities. But Whitmer and lawmakers couldn't finalize any tax cuts. → Read More