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Column: Being pro-life has to be more than a slogan

As of this writing, almost 5,600 Michiganders have died as a result of the novel coronavirus.  Those are people – living, breathing humans who had...

Michigan ranks 3rd worst in nation for Black educational attainment

Structural racism in Michigan and across the country can be traced back to racial inequities that have persisted for decades. One significant contributor to...

Column: How to fix Michigan’s unemployment system for the long haul

Faced with record-breaking joblessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan has done an admirable job of quickly patching up its unemployment insurance system to...

State has spent $8.5B on unemployment, $251M on PPE

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday spoke at length about the state of Michigan’s budget at a news conference and broke down what Michigan has so...

Michigan jobless rate jumps 18.4 percentage points in April

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate hit 22.7% in April during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology,...

Detroit arena, stadium workers go unpaid during COVID-19 crisis

For Amzie Griffin, opening day at a Detroit Tigers baseball game has been as routine as a double play turned by Alan Trammell and...

Susan J. Demas: Help us tell the stories of coronavirus better

The small militia-organized rally last week at the Capitol was a depressing affair. Extremists dressed in ponchos (but generally without masks) carrying guns and wilting...

Whitmer enacts new worker protections as businesses reopen

Businesses like manufacturing facilities and real estate offices resuming in-person operations are now required to develop a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan under a...

Michigan won’t bounce back from COVID-19 recession until after 2022

The recession caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan is “as bad or worse than” the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, according to...

Unemployment chief: Pandemic is ‘user testing on steroids’ for state system

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown everything wrong with the state’s system for unemployment claims, Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Director Steve Gray told legislators Wednesday. More...

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