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Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Dave:

Police detail Michigan State mass shooter's campus movements

Michigan State University police released a timeline of the campus shooting that took place Feb. 13. → Read More

Police release Michigan State University gunman's note: 'Why do people hate me?'

Anthony McRae said he had been "rejected" and described himself as a "loner" and "outsider" in a note he carried during a rampage at Michigan State. → Read More

How Michigan universities are changing security, campus protocols after MSU tragedy

In light of the recent shooting at Michigan State University, many Michigan schools are reviewing security protocols on their own campuses. → Read More

MSU shooting suspect citing Meijer distribution center in note shocks union leader

The MSU shooting suspect worked at a Meijer site referenced in a note found after the attack, but a union leader said he knew of no workplace issues. → Read More

Body cam footage shows 2019 arrest of MSU shooting suspect Anthony McRae

McRae's defense lawyer in 2019 argued police had no cause to detain or search his client, which would make the gun found potentially inadmissible. → Read More

MSU shooting suspect had troubling history with guns, records and interviews show

A Free Press review shows warning signs about McRae’s capacity to safely own and use a firearm, and potential red flags leading up to the massacre. → Read More

Brother of Michigan State University shooting suspect Anthony McRae: He 'secluded himself'

Anthony McRae's brother said he never would have thought his brother would be responsible for a shooting at Michigan State University. → Read More

MSU shooting suspect Anthony McRae previously pleaded guilty to gun-related charge

Anthony McRae pleaded guilty in 2019 to a misdemeanor gun charge related to illegally possessing a firearm, according to court records. → Read More

Oxford student, business owner and retiree respond to Whitmer State of the State

Three Michiganders provide their input on some of the governor's proposals outlined in her State of the State address. → Read More

Legislature approves new tax credits for some retirees

The measure would fully exempt public pensions from income taxes and create new deductions for other sources of retirement income. → Read More

Michigan Senate approves expanding tax credit for low-income workers: What it means

The move means eligible Michigan families would receive 30% of the federal credit, up from 6%, if the bill is signed into law. → Read More

Michigan Senate OKs earlier presidential primary, to dismay of GOP

Republicans say the move violates national party rules, resulting in less power for the state in choosing the GOP presidential nominee in 2024. → Read More

Buttressed by Democratic majorities, Whitmer lays out vision in State of the State speech

Whitmer will lay out policies that have faced GOP resistance such as gun safety measures. But others like tax relief could garner bipartisan support. → Read More

Michigan Supreme Court ends abortion lawsuit at Gov. Whitmer's request

Whitmer used this lawsuit deftly, both to successfully ensure abortions remained accessible in Michigan and as a way to rally political support. → Read More

Michigan lawmakers to tackle taxes, abortion, civil rights and more this session

Democrats and Republicans largely agree on some kind of tax relief for retirees and the working poor. But battles on right-to-work should be expected. → Read More

Kamala Harris in Ann Arbor: Young activists must lead charge against climate change

The vice president focused less on Michigan-specific topics like the Great Lakes or Line 5, instead outlining broad goals on fighting climate change. → Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Ann Arbor this week

Harris' Thursday trip to Ann Arbor will focus on the "ongoing work to combat the climate crisis," according to the White House. → Read More

Nessel reopens criminal probe of GOP 'fake electors' after no word from feds

Nessel said she decided to reopen her own case after she's received no indication federal officials are pursuing their own charges of the "electors." → Read More

Lavora Barnes seeks reelection as leader of Michigan Democratic Party

Barnes seeks to retain her leadership post after Michigan Democrats enjoyed historic electoral gains following the midterm elections. → Read More

New Michigan laws in 2023: Service dogs, school safety and crime victim compensation

A new class kids need to graduate and compensating crime victims for emotional harm are among changes to Michigan law taking effect in 2023. → Read More