Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press

Kathleen Gray

Detroit Free Press

Farmington, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Kathleen:

Michigan looks to make it easier for veterans to get professional licenses

Veterans looking to get into licensed professions can get help from new online resources from the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs → Read More

Gov. Whitmer, GOP lawmakers move closer to deal to reverse spending cuts

A supplemental spending bill could be voted on as early as Thursday, before lawmakers leave Lansing for what's expected to be a three-week break. → Read More

College athletes in Michigan could get lucrative endorsement deals under new legislation

Michigan could follow California's lead with bills that would allow student athletes to sign with agents and get endorsement deals. → Read More

Voters in 7 Michigan cities opt to keep marijuana businesses out

Marijuana proposals were on the ballot in 10 Michigan communities. Voters said no to legal weed in 7, including 3 in metro Detroit. → Read More

Bills to expand criminal record expungement passes Michigan House

The legislation would expand who's eligible for criminal record expungement and create a system to automate the process for certain offenses. → Read More

House narrowly passes bill that repeals ban on baiting deer during hunting season

House narrowly passes bill that repeals Michigan's ban on baiting deer during hunting season. → Read More

Michigan Supreme Court justices could get salary bump for first time in 19 years

Michigan's seven Supreme Court justices could get their first raise in 19 years under a bill approved Monday by the House Judiciary Committee → Read More

U.S. Rep. John Conyers' life, legacy celebrated at funeral

A long list of dignitaries, including former President Bill Clinton, paid their last respects Monday at the funeral of former Congressman John Conyers → Read More

Watch live: Funeral for former U.S. Rep. John Conyers

The former U.S. Rep. John Conyers died at the age of 90 Oct. 27. → Read More

Marijuana is on the ballot, again, in four metro Detroit communities

Voters in four metro Detroit communities have proposals on the ballot Tuesday that would allow marijuana businesses into their towns. → Read More

Michigan gets 1st applications for legal weed businesses

By 8 a.m. Friday, six medical marijuana businesses had submitted applications online to the state for nine different categories of licenses. → Read More

Sports, internet, fantasy sports betting approved by Michigan House

The state House votes to legalize sports betting, internet gaming and wagering on fantasy sports, but the bills face a veto from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer → Read More

Detroit City Council will consider delaying recreational marijuana market. Here's why

The Detroit City Council will vote next week on a bill that will prohibit recreational marijuana businesses at least until Jan. 31, 2020. → Read More

Whitmer, Democrats introduce bills to protect access to abortion in Michigan

Whitmer and Democratic lawmakers announced bills Tuesday that would ensure abortion is legal in Michigan if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Bernie Sanders draws big crowd, Tlaib endorsement in Detroit

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his Democratic presidential campaign to Detroit Sunday for a rally with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit. → Read More

Tlaib takes Sanders on tour of 'corporate greed' in Detroit before rally

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leading presidential candidate, was taken on a tour of "corporate greed " in Detroit Sunday by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib → Read More

Recreational weed probably won't be for sale in Michigan until March, April

Michigan will start taking applications for recreational marijuana licenses Nov. 1, but sales probably won't start until March or April of 2020. → Read More

I-75 billboard advertising wrong election date gets taken down

A billboard in Detroit that carried the wrong date for the November election got taken down this week. → Read More

Billboard along I-75 in Detroit urges people to vote — but includes wrong election date

A billboard, paid for by an organization dedicated to boosting voter turnout, carries the wrong date for this year's election. → Read More

Former lawmakers are cashing in on Michigan's lucrative marijuana industry

Nearly a dozen members of Michigan's House and Senate have become lobbyists or gotten involved in the state's marijuana industry in some other way → Read More