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Susan J. Demas: After years of cutting Michigan to the bone,...

In 2011, I was having dinner with a big media executive on a day that teachers were protesting GOP then-Gov. Rick Snyder's budget cuts...

Column: Michigan gets called out for having the most Black children...

We want every child to thrive in Michigan. A new snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls out our state on this goal...

Impact of UAW strike being felt far and wide

The lingering United Auto Workers (UAW) strike at General Motors, now in its fourth week, is starting to have far-reaching impacts — and there’s...

Cannabis banking challenges go beyond pot

Kat Merryfield was ready to share her farm-to-home oils, chocolates and creams with the rest of the country. But banks and credit card processors...

Column: Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but they’re not...

Several cases addressing whether it’s legal to fire a worker because of their sexual orientation and gender identity were taken up by the Supreme...

Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling vape products

Three big retail chains have announced they will stop selling e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns and state regulation, such as Michigan becoming the first...

Rick Haglund: People aren’t moving from Michigan — but that’s not...

Michigan’s auto industry was built, in part, on the backs of hundreds of thousands of poor workers from the South who moved here in...

Column: Trump’s agriculture secretary conveys the administration’s contempt for rural people

You really have to hand it to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, he can callously joke about farmers being “whiners” and consistently show how...
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Lawsuit filed challenging parts of new auto insurance reform

Attorneys representing two auto crash victims and their guardians have sued to declare core elements of Michigan’s new insurance law “unconstitutional.”   The 18-count lawsuit, filed...

After budget drama, Whitmer outlines areas for compromise before meeting with...

After signing the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, albeit with plenty of vetoes, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday laid out a list of key priorities...

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