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Susan J. Demas: What Trump vs. Whitmer food fight stories get...

Partisan food fight stories are amazingly easy to write. "X slams Y!" in the headline, followed by a pithy lede (preferably with a cliché sports...

Column: I have to avoid all viruses, not just COVID-19. Social...

When news of the COVID-19 contagion broke, I saw two distinct responses: zombie apocalypse-level panic and dismissal of the virus as a mild cold...

Column: Workers left out of govt., business response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, workers and families around the country are finding out how weak the U.S. social safety net is. Almost three-quarters of Americans...

Rick Haglund: Big 3 automakers could enlist to produce COVID-19 medical...

Detroit became known as “the arsenal of democracy” almost 80 years ago as automakers transitioned from civilian to military production, a crucial element in...

Paula Herbart: Legislature must act so school employees get paid during...

Michigan lawmakers went home Tuesday night without acting ensuring all school employees get paid during this statewide school closure caused by the COVID-19 outbreak,...

Column: COVID-19 has closed schools. We’re not ready for online learning.

Schools and universities are closing around the globe, the country and here in Michigan because of COVID-19. With actors Tom Hanks and Idris Alba being...

Susan J. Demas: Years of media mistakes have made the coronavirus...

Looking around at all the college kids jamming bars for St. Patrick's Day weekend, the seniors defiantly shaking hands like it's a badge of...

Column: Life in COVID-19 quarantine: One reporter’s account

Editor's Note: This column is by Lisa Sorg, a reporter for the Michigan Advance's sister outlet, N.C. Policy Watch. My elbows were filthy. The outsides had...

Column: Here’s what lawmakers must do to help people amid the...

Now that it has officially landed in Michigan, COVID-19 is a potential threat to all residents.  Unfortunately, both the risks of the disease itself and...

Column: Coronavirus measures aren’t pointless – slowing down the pandemic could...

Anywhere from 20% to 60% of the adults around the world may be infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the...

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