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At-risk community vaccine effort reaches more than 40K

More than 43,000 Michiganders who reside in communities with high at-risk factors have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at various community...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition programs in the president’s budget...

Column: Right to Work has failed to live up to conservative...

Nearly a decade ago — Dec. 11, 2012, to be exact — then-Gov. Rick Snyder landed a savage right hook to Michigan’s vaunted labor...

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native...

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out on Friday reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money...

Feds send Michigan $150M to fight homelessness

For Michiganders facing homelessness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, help is on the way, federal and state officials said Thursday. Michigan is set...

Biden cancels Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

Updated with comments from Whitmer and Gilchrist, 2:43 p.m., 4/7/21 President Joe Biden rescinded Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements this week, reversing restrictions that had been...

‘This could set women back generations’: The pandemic recession’s toll on...

When the COVID-19 pandemic began driving women from their jobs en masse a little more than one year ago, West Michigan Works employees were...

False barriers: These things should not prevent you from getting a...

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As the...

Dingell sponsors $10T, 10-year green energy plan  

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a Herculean $10 trillion federal infrastructure plan they say is aimed...

Gilchrist wants GOP lawmakers to show ‘leadership’ on fighting COVID-19, getting...

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist said last week it is “absolutely ridiculous” that GOP lawmakers have fought a nationally recognized tool designed to reduce the...

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