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House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill, GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure...

The rich can pay to avoid pain, but the pandemic is...

If a global pandemic strikes, you’re better off being wealthy. While that may seem intuitive, research from a Washington D.C.-based think tank confirms that affluent...

COVID-19 case spike closes indoor bar service in most of Mich.

Indoor service at bars and restaurants has once again been closed at the order of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after the number of COVID-19 cases...

Column: How are kids doing in Michigan? Let’s look at the...

For some of us, tracking the COVID-19 pandemic has become a part of daily life. In a small way, peering over the trackers, maps,...

Michigan reports another COVID-19 uptick with 373 cases, 32 deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 63,870 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,947 have died from...

On this day in 1963: GOP Michigan governor fights for fair...

An unlikely collaboration occurred on June 29, 1963 — at least by today’s political standards. Gov. George Romney, a moderate Republican, participated in a seminal...

Rick Haglund: Brophy is ‘fairly bullish’ on tech, life sciences in...

David Brophy, a University of Michigan finance professor, remembers getting the call from then-Gov. William Milliken in the late 1970s as Michigan was heading...

Whitmer suspends evictions until July 15, creates rent assistance program

Temporary suspensions on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain in place until July 15, according to a Friday executive order from Gov. Gretchen...

You’ll have to pump iron at home, because gyms are still...

Gyms are still closed in most of Michigan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal Court of Appeals panel ruled late Wednesday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Congress told pandemic will worsen racial disparities in public schools

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, a disparity that Congress needs to help rectify, President Barack Obama’s former education...

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