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Work-related deaths in Michigan trend down in 2019

Thirty-five people died in work-related injuries in Michigan last year, according to figures from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).  The final workplace...

Column: Myths around mental illness cause high rates of unemployment

Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide – secrecy and stigma around...

Turning gray and into the red: The true cost of growing...

The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first...

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected in case he loses in...

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from...

Whitmer, Klobuchar, Shirkey and more: The Advance’s top interviews of 2019

Quotable of the Year: “As we go into 2020, I say, ‘May the best woman win.’” — Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at a...

Column: Americans bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered

Medical bankruptcy has been a talking point for many Democratic candidates as they make their individual cases for health care reform. This begs a...

The Advance’s best stories of 2019 you may have missed

Quotable of the Year: “One of the great drawbacks of being in Congress is that I must receive insulting letters from weak-minded jackasses like yourself....

Childcare costs are debilitating for low-wage workers in Michigan

Among other necessities, affording childcare has become a struggle for Michiganders, a problem that radiates to other parts of life. Childcare in Michigan can cost...

From the UAW strike to Trump’s trade war: The Advance’s best...

Quotable of the Year: “You know, there are things that we can’t control, like the weather, but there are things we can. And when we...

Redefining homelessness could help families on the edge, advocates say

With many cities seeing a spike in homelessness, there’s a renewed state and federal effort to pass laws that would make it easier to...

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